Trevor K. Copeland

Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione

Trevor Copeland's practice includes utility and design patent litigation, client counseling, patent prosecution and opinion work.

Mr. Copeland's 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.


Education

  • 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

Publications

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 9, 2011
Just a Minor Fix in Patent Reform? Qui Tam Actions and the False Marking Statute - Podcast
Intellectual Property Practice Group Podcast
April 8, 2011