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Matthew C. Cox

615.850.8136 or 901-288-1636 direct
Sandy Holland
615.850.8607 direct

Matt Cox represents clients in many areas of IP law, including patent preparation and prosecution, patent and trademark litigation, patent diligence for corporate transactions, patent opinion work, proceedings before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board, licensing, counseling clients in overall IP strategy, and IP portfolio management.  Matt has prepared and prosecuted more than 150 U.S. patent applications in a variety of technical fields, and he has extensive experience in the areas of mechanical and electro-mechanical systems, medical devices, sporting goods, heavy machinery, automotive, manufacturing, microfluidic devices, materials science, and aerospace applications.

A results-oriented attorney, Matt enjoys the diversity of his patent-focused legal practice.  In addition to drafting and prosecuting patent applications, Matt also frequently represents venture capital and private equity investors in due diligence for transactions involving patent portfolios. His experience also includes patent licensing matters. Additionally, Matt prepares U.S. and international Freedom to Operate opinions related to new product development and marketing efforts for clients ranging from start-ups to well-established corporations.


  • 2017 Mid-South Rising Star - Super Lawyer
  • J.D., University of Tennessee College of Law, 2009
  • M.S., Vanderbilt University, Mechanical Engineering, 2005
  • B.S., Vanderbilt University, Mechanical Engineering, 2002
Bar Admissions
  • Tennessee
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
Court Admissions
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Tennessee
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Oklahoma
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