Trevor K. Copeland

Shareholder, Brinks, Gilson, 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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