Logan Murr is an Associate at Calyx Law who has contributed to IPWatchdog since 2021. He graduated Franklin Pierce Center for IP in 2022 and attended Susquehanna University, where he studied Neuroscience. While in law school, Logan gained experience working on trademark issues and patent matters spanning multiple technological domains.
In his prior roles, Logan has had the opportunity to conduct patentability and marketability searches, draft both patent and trademark applications, and assist in drafting licensing agreements.
While at Franklin Pierce, Logan served as the Senior Editor of IDEA: The Law Review of the Franklin Pierce Center for IP, and was Director of Events for the UNH Patent Law Forum.
Logan brings a unique skill set and passion for science and innovation to his role as Associate at Calyx Law. With a desire to promote a broader understanding of psychedelics and their healing potential, Logan hopes to help to drive progress in the psychedelic industry.
During the final day of IPWatchdog LIVE in Dallas, Texas on Tuesday, a panel of attorneys discussed issues surrounding “dangerous fakes,” which are counterfeit goods that pose health risks to consumers. The panelists began with a brief overview of how U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) identifies and seizes infringing goods. The panel also outlined the role that U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) plays in working to identify dangerous fakes in conjunction with CBP.
During Day two of IPWatchdog LIVE in Dallas, Texas, a panel of attorneys discussed a range of topics related to litigating patents in Texas, particularly the recent order from the Chief Judge for the Western District of Texas, which requires patent cases filed in the Waco Divison to be randomly assigned to one of 12 district court judges. The order was widely understood to be an answer to Senator Tillis’ recent criticism of Judge Alan Albright. The panel began with a discussion of a law review article written by Baylor law student, Matthew Vitale, which analyzed the witness lists of tried cases that were transferred from Texas to either the Northern or Central District of California and the Western District of Washington. The analysis concluded that only single digit percentages of witnesses listed in motions to transfer were ever called to testify. The panelists noted that this finding supports the notion that witness lists contained in motions to transfer are often merely a pretext to obtain a transfer.
During day one of IPWatchdog LIVE in Dallas, Texas, a panel of speakers discussing current trends and the prospects of patent monetization going forward noted that the “heyday” of patent monetization was approximately ten years ago, with several large patent awards increasing interest in patent monetization. The panelists noted two major factors which presently act as a “glass ceiling” over patent valuations. First, the inter partes review (IPR) proceedings instituted at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) in 2012 as part of the America Invents Act (AIA) has made investment in patents a riskier proposition.
On June 2, the Court of Justice of the European Union issued a press release discussing the results of the Advocate General’s opinion on two actions filed by French footwear designer Christian Louboutin, one in Luxembourg and another in Belgium, against the Amazon group (Amazon) alleging trademark infringement. As detailed in the opinion, Amazon regularly advertises red-soled platform shoes which are for sale on its platform without the consent of Louboutin. Louboutin is the owner of the EU position mark referred to as the “red sole” for goods in International Class 25 covering “high-heeled shoes (and other orthopedic footwear).” The mark at issue “consists of the colour red (Pantone 18-1663TP) applied to the sole of a shoe.” Louboutin also has national protection for the mark in both Belgium and Luxembourg.