Trevor Copeland helps clients build strong patent portfolios that protect commercial products and support future development. He has drafted and prosecuted dozens of issued utility and design patents from start to finish, with many more in the pipeline. In addition, Trevor advises on patent acquisition and portfolio management strategies, providing sophisticated analyses of the scope and validity of existing patents for defensive and offensive business purposes.
With an educational background in biology, Trevor focuses his practice on medical device patents—from simple medication delivery devices to complex minimally invasive surgical tools. He has counseled clients regarding diverse consumer products from sunglasses to footwear, electronic devices, and garden equipment. Trevor also holds a white belt certification in Legal Lean Sigma® and project management which assists him in understanding the goals of each client, providing focused attention and personal service to multinational corporations, middle-market businesses, and solo inventors alike.
Trevor takes a proactive approach to helping clients manage risk by analyzing the competitive landscape and technology of each client’s industry. Thinking forward, he marries that information with the client’s business goals and works with the client on effective strategies to protect new products and improvements. Trevor’s experience in utility and design patent litigation further informs his work as a patent counselor and strategist.
Before becoming a lawyer, Trevor was a high-school science teacher, an experience that helped him polish his ability to break down discuss key differentiation points of complex technical disclosures with busy patent examiners, and to explain legal concepts to non-lawyer inventors. He has developed a reputation of working collaboratively with clients to communicate with patent examiners and break through logjams at the Patent Office, moving applications forward.
Articles in the National Law Review database by Trevor K. Copeland