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DRBC Week 3 - Design Patents (9.17.20)

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  • Trevor Copeland

    Trevor is a shareholder of Brinks Gilson & Lione’s Chicago office, where he focuses his practice on design patents across many different areas, and upon medical device utility patents—from simple medication delivery devices to complex minimally invasive surgical tools, with further practice in prosecution, strategy, and client advising across multiple other technologies including diverse consumer products from sunglasses to footwear, electronic devices, and garden equipment. He also serves in a number of firm leadership roles, as well as on the Illinois state advisory panel for the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights. Before becoming a lawyer, Trevor was a high-school science teacher in rural Missouri. He has received professional training and coaching as a peer counselor and youth leader, and he has served as a lay leader in churches of Christ, Cub Scouts, and Boy Scouts, where he has been trained in, has taught classes in, and has mentored peers and juniors with reference to youth protection/safety, leadership, addiction and abuse resistance & recovery, practical approaches to Constitutional law, and a variety of other topics.

  • Craig Mueller

    Craig’s practice primarily focuses on preparing and prosecuting patent applications in the mechanical, software, electrical, electro-mechanical, and civil areas of technology. His practice also includes advising clients on various intellectual property protection strategies; drafting and prosecuting design patent applications; protecting foreign intellectual property rights; drafting patentability, freedom to operate, and invalidity opinions; analyzing domestic and foreign patent rights; performing and supervising patent-related searches; preparing and prosecuting trademark and copyright applications; and drafting technology-related agreements.

  • James J. Aquilina

    James J. Aquilina is a member of the Intellectual Property practice group. He has extensive practice experience in all aspects of U.S. intellectual property law and regularly counsels clients in the areas of utility and design patent, trademark, copyright, and trade secret law, with emphases on rights procurement, portfolio development and management, rights enforcement, and licensing.
    James provides legal advice and business counsel to industry-leading and emerging companies in a wide variety of industries, encompassing nearly every technological field. In addition to his experience counseling companies on how to best protect their products and services under U.S. law, James also has extensive knowledge of the international treaties that govern various forms of intellectual property and the national intellectual property laws of many foreign jurisdictions. His international perspective allows him to put clients in optimal situations to protect their inventions, designs, marks, and creative works on a global scale.

September 17, 2020
Thu 12:30 PM EDT

Duration 1H 30M

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