Trevor L. Bannister

Trevor L. Bannister


Pittsburgh, PA
Phone: 412.454.5008    Fax: 412.281.0717

Trevor L. Bannister is an associate in the Intellectual Property Transaction and Rights Management Practice Group of Pepper Hamilton LLP, resident in the Pittsburgh office.

A registered patent attorney, Mr. Bannister’s practice involves a wide range of intellectual property matters, primarily focusing on patent prosecution and counseling for various types of clients, including large enterprises, government entities, entrepreneurs and start-up ventures. His client experience ranges from one person start-ups to Fortune 500 companies operating in the software and computing device sectors, including global personal computer manufacturers, software developers, and entertainment and mass media companies.

His practice includes work in the computer hardware and software, network communications, telecommunications, mobile device, electrical, mechanical, chemical and medical device arts. He also has experience in copyright issues, trademark prosecution and proceedings before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board, intellectual property transactions and litigation support.

Before attending law school, Mr. Bannister worked as a controls system engineer designing and developing software and control systems for operating pharmaceutical manufacturing equipment. Mr. Bannister also worked in the information technology (IT) field as part of a team managing a corporate network and associated computing and network communications equipment.


  • J.D., cum laude, University of Pittsburgh School of Law, 2010
  • B.A., Computer Science, cum laude, State University of New York, 2003
  • B.A., Biological Sciences, cum laude, State University of New York, 1999

Bar Admissions

  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
  • Pennsylvania

Practice Areas