Matt Cox

Experienced patent and trademark attorney

Matt Cox represents clients in many areas of IP law, including patent preparation and prosecution, trademarks, patent and trademark litigation, patent diligence for corporate transactions, patent opinion work, intellectual property 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, automotive, manufacturing, microfluidic devices, materials science, and aerospace applications.


Matt's Related Experience

A Tennessee Sheriff’s Department faces patent infringement lawsuit

Represented the Sheriff’s Department of a Tennessee county in a patent infringement lawsuit regarding an electronic system to scan postal mail and eliminate contraband from the system.

Toy company battles allegations of trademark infringement

Defended a toy company against allegations of trademark infringement.

Medical computer equipment company enforces patent rights for removable battery assembly

Represented the patent owner, a medical computer equipment company, in enforcing patent rights related to removable battery assembly in federal court.

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  • J.D., University of Tennessee College of Law, 2009
  • M.S., Vanderbilt University, Mechanical Engineering, 2005
  • B.S., Vanderbilt University, Mechanical Engineering, 2002

Court Admissions

  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Oklahoma
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin

Bar Admissions

  • Tennessee
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office


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Professional Involvement

  • Member, Federal Circuit Bar Association
  • Member, ITC Trial Lawyers Association (ITCTLA)
  • Member, Tennessee Intellectual Property Law Association (TIPLA)

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