Trevor Q. Coddington, Ph.D.
Phone: (442) 325-1585
Fax: (858) 408-4422
Trevor Q. Coddington, Ph.D, Esq., offers a unique blend of hard-nosed litigation experience and extensive patent prosecution experience. With a Ph.D. in physics and experience as an examiner with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), Trevor brings a deep understanding of patent protection and monetization strategies to his intellectual property practice. Trevor is the “go-to” IP counsel for a variety of innovative domestic, European, and Asian companies.
Trevor regularly advises clients in auxiliary IP matters involving trade secret, trademark, copyright, open-source code, and domain name matters. Trevor has extensive experience in preparing and prosecuting patent applications before the USPTO and numerous foreign patent offices worldwide in the electrical, software, optical, and mechanical arts, as well as e-commerce. During his tenure at the USPTO, Trevor examined patent applications in the art of applied cryptography.
Trevor is a qualified expert in patent law and has rendered opinions regarding matters involving USPTO procedure, patent licensing and ownership, and acts of inequitable conduct by patent applicants.
Trevor received his B.S. Engineering Physics degree from the Ohio State University in 1992. He received his M.S. and Ph.D. (physics) degrees from Old Dominion University in 1994 and 2000, respectively. He received his J.D. degree from George Washington University in 2004. Trevor is also admitted to practice before the United States Court of Federal Claims.
- Successfully defended a client’s five patents during extensive reexamination proceedings, then successfully obtained a lucrative settlement resulting in an effective 25 percent royalty payment
- Obtained a lucrative settlement payment and running royalty for a client in a patent infringement following just a few months of litigation
- Successfully obtained a lucrative settlement for a patentee against one of the largest pharmacy chains in the United States a few months after filing
- Convinced opponent’s key technical expert to surrender his non-infringement and patent invalidity theories during a deposition, which prompted a highly favorable settlement just weeks before trial
- Found invalidating prior art that had not been considered by the PTO during reexamination of the asserted patent and convinced patentee to dismiss its claims against a client within months after filing of the lawsuit. Patentee further agreed to issue a press release announcing that the client’s products do not infringe and that customers may purchase our client’s products without fear of reprisal