Trevor K. Copeland

Shareholder, Brinks, Gilson, & Lione PC

Trevor K. Copeland is a shareholder of Brinks, Gilson, & Lione PC. 

His patent prosecution experience includes work on medical devices, sunglasses, footwear, sprinklers and irrigation equipment, decorative statuary and water gardens, biotechnology and general mechanical arts. He works closely with clients having products in these areas to develop intellectual property acquisition and management strategies, as well as to protect new ideas and products while respecting the rights of others.

Mr. Copeland's litigation practice includes design patent lawsuits, whereby clients are able to protect the unique and valuable ornamental designs of their products. He has also litigated utility patents on clients' behalf, and has worked on preliminary injunction lawsuits for both design and utility patents, including winning a preliminary injunction against a foreign company preparing to launch an infringing laser-level device with a suction base.

Mr. Copeland has former experience as a high school biology and chemistry teacher, and as a visiting scientist with a Fungal Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics Laboratory Group.

  • J.D., University of Minnesota Law School, 2003
  • M.S., Molecular, Cellular, Developmental Biology & Genetics; Minor, Bioethics, University of Minnesota, 2003
  • B.S. Ed., Biology, Arkansas State University, 1993

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Publications and Multimedia
Samsung Electronics Co. v. Apple - Post-Decision SCOTUScast
SCOTUScast 2-9-17 featuring Trevor Copeland and Art Gollwitzer
February 09, 2017
Courthouse Steps: Samsung v. Apple: Design Patents at the Supreme Court - Podcast
Intellectual Property Practice Group Teleforum
January 18, 2017
Constitutional Challenges to the America Invents Act - Podcast
Intellectual Property Practice Group Podcast
August 15, 2016
The First Amendment Online: Search, Privacy & Personalization - Event Audio/Video
The Chicago Lawyers Chapter and the Corporations, Securities and Antitrust, Intellectual Property and Telecommunications Practice Groups
June 09, 2011
Just a Minor Fix in Patent Reform? Qui Tam Actions and the False Marking Statute - Podcast
Intellectual Property Practice Group Podcast
April 08, 2011