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Ian Logan is an associate in the firm’s Health Care and Litigation groups. His work encompasses regulatory and litigation matters across a variety of industries, including state and federal health care regulation, intellectual property, data privacy, and contract law. He has experience providing investigation and litigation issues analysis, assisting with copyright and trademark infringement matters, and with compliance issues.

Ian attended Penn State Law, where he served as the Executive Comments Editor of the Penn State Law Review. He was a member of the Arts, Sports and Entertainment Law Clinic and the Woolsack Honor Society. He received his B.A. from the Pennsylvania State University.

The Eleventh Circuit recently struck down an award of $4.5 million in damages after a jury determined that a manufacturer had misappropriated a shared trade secret.  AcryliCon USA, LLC (“AcryliCon”) and Silikal GmbH (“Silikal”) had a business relationship in which Silikal manufactured and AcryliCon distributed a proprietary flooring resin of superior compressive strength (1061 SW), and each claimed ownership of the 1061 SW formula trade secret to the exclusion of the other. While ownership of a trade secret is a critical issue in trade secret misappropriation claims, the Court did not address whether AcryliCon owned the trade secret because it determined that Silikal did not misappropriate the formula as a matter of law.

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