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Quist, Trevor

Trevor J. Quist

Direct Tel: +1 858 295 2603
Salt Lake City
Tel: +1 801 515 7300 Fax: +1 801 515 7400

Trevor J. Quist is an associate in Quinn Emanuel’s Salt Lake City office. His practice focuses on high-stakes patent and trade secret litigation. Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Quist practiced at two global law firms in Silicon Valley. He also spent valuable time as an extern to the Honorable Judge David Sam at the United States District Court for the District of Utah.

Mr. Quist holds engineering degrees in three different fields: Biomedical Engineering (B.S.), Electrical Engineering (M.S.), and Mechanical Engineering (M.S.). With a deep technical background, Mr. Quist has naturally been involved in disputes concerning a broad range of technology.

  • Biotech and life sciences: DNA sequencing, radiotherapy and brachytherapy, medical applicators, surgical tools, drug delivery systems, livestock vitals monitoring devices
  • Mobile and telecom: RF filter design, baseband processing, power storage, antenna design, ETSI/3GPP standards
  • Computer hardware: memory, graphics processing units, semiconductor and circuit design, communication ports
  • Computer software: computer vision, security protocols, video codec, image conversion, blockchain, DeFi
  • Automobile and transportation: autonomous vehicles, compartment design, vehicle vision, lurch control, EV charging, railcar surveillance and monitoring

In the courtroom, Mr. Quist is technically agile and quick on his feet. He is swift to read his audience and convey complex technologies in a digestible manner.

Mr. Quist is licensed in California (Bar. No. 304416), Utah (Bar. No. 17102), and before the USPTO (Reg. No. 75,856). When not appearing in California and Utah courts, Mr. Quist also represents clients in district courts throughout the country, including most recently in Texas, Delaware, and Virginia.

  • Washington University of St. Louis
    (J.D., 2014)
    • CALI Award – Intellectual Property Licensing and Tech Transfer
    • CALI Award – Practical Legal Writing and Analysis for Litigators
  • Washington University of St. Louis
    (M.S., Electrical Engineering, 2014)
  • Washington University of St. Louis
    (M.S., Mechanical Engineering, 2014)
  • University of Utah
    (B.S., Biomedical Engineering, 2010)
  • The State Bar of California
  • The State Bar of Utah
  • United States Patent and Trademark Office
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
  • United States District Courts:
    • Northern District of California
    • Central District of California
    • District of Delaware
    • Eastern District of Texas
    • Western District of Texas
    • Eastern District of Virginia
  • Law Clerk (extern) for the Honorable David Sam
    • US District Court for the District of Utah, 2012-2013
  • Wiley W. Manuel Award, State Bar of California, 2017
  • Inn of Court Pro Bono Publico Award, Casa Cornelia Law Center of San Diego, 2017