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Laurén Shuttleworth Murray

Associate
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Laurén Murray is an associate in the firm’s Pittsburgh office. She focuses her practice on intellectual property matters.

Ms. Murray has extensive experience in patent preparation and prosecution before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office for both utility and design applications. She participates in all aspects of the patent procurement process including obtaining and reviewing invention disclosures, performing patentability searches, drafting applications, preparing filings including responses to office actions, and interviewing Examiners. Ms. Murray’s practice also involves patent invalidity, clearance, and freedom-to-operate analyses; due diligence studies; and drafting substantive filings for post-grant procedures such as Petitions for Inter Partes Review. In addition, Ms. Murray works on trademark portfolio development and maintenance. She has extensive experience preparing and prosecuting trademark applications.

Ms. Murray has dealt with a wide range of technologies, including surgical techniques; medical devices, including surgical staplers, staples, electrosurgical instruments, harmonic scalpels, and robotic surgical instruments; infant consumer products, including bouncer seats, car seats, playpens, and highchairs; waste collection, storage and compaction equipment; robotic toys; hydraulic fracturing pumps and systems; power tools; metal refining and casting equipment; cutting tools; headphones; electrical connectors; locomotive parts; product packaging materials; boat lifts; conduit couplings; and other electromechanical devices.

Professional Background

During law school, Ms. Murray worked as a patent agent at K&L Gates, a legal writing teaching assistant at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law, and an extern for Carnegie Mellon University’s Office of Technology Transfer. She also interned at an Intellectual Property boutique law firm and worked as a summer associate at International Paper Company in Loveland, Ohio.

Prior to law school, Ms. Murray participated in a ground water quality research project in Benin, West Africa and interned at General Electric in Louisville, KY.

  • Prepared and prosecuted patent applications directed to medical devices and surgical techniques for a Fortune 50 Company;
  • Prepared and prosecuted patent applications directed to metal refining and casting equipment and systems for a global specialty metals company;
  • Prepared and prosecuted patent applications directed to cutting tools for a global specialty metals company;
  • Prepared and prosecuted patent applications directed to waste collection, storage, and compaction equipment for a large waste management company;
  • Prepared and prosecuted patent applications directed to robotic toys for a start-up;
  • Prepared and prosecuted patent applications directed to hydraulic fracturing pumps and systems for an individual client;
  • Prepared and prosecuted patent applications directed to power tools for an industry trade organization;
  • Provided patentability and freedom-to-operate analyses for a global cylindrical connections company;
  • Drafted a Petition for Inter Partes Review for an infant consumer products company;
  • Managed intellectual property portfolio of over 200 U.S. and foreign trademarks for a global refractories company; and
  • Monitored published trademark applications and recommended opposition and cancellation strategies, as necessary, and coordinated with foreign associates to oppose foreign trademark applications for a global refractories company.