Assistant General Counsel - Legal Expert

Jim Cox is an Assistant General Counsel in the Business Law Section of the Office of General Counsel, where he specializes in intellectual property matters, including copyrights, trademarks, patents and technology licensing.

Mr. Cox is a graduate of the University of Michigan College of Engineering (BSME 1987) and a graduate of the University of Michigan Law School (JD 1990). He has been a licensed attorney since 1990 and has been registered to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office since 1991. Mr. Cox is licensed to practice in the State Courts in Michigan and Texas, in the U.S. District Courts for the Western District of Texas, Eastern District of Michigan and the Western District of Michigan and in the 5th, 6th and Federal Circuit Courts of Appeals.

Prior to joining the Office of General Counsel, Mr. Cox practiced in various intellectual property law firms, was an attorney in the General Motors IP section, worked in the administration at the University of Michigan Law School, was an Adjunct Professor of Law at the Ave Maria School of Law and also served as an Armor Officer in the United States Army, deploying to Bosnia-Herzegovia as a Platoon Leader in the 1st Armored Division during Operation Joint Endeavor. He is a licensed pilot, a PADI certified Rescue Diver and an amateur thespian (from lead to extra) in several community theater productions. Jim is a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW), the American Legion, and the Intellectual Property Law Section of the Michigan State Bar and Texas State Bar.