Donald Cox is an attorney specializing in intellectual property law. He has extensive legal experience in obtaining and protecting patent, trademark, copyright and trade secret rights in the U.S. and foreign countries. He has counseled clients relating to areas of technical focus including E-Commerce, computer hardware/software, telecommunications, data compression, bio-medical and mechanical devices. Mr. Cox has conducted reviews of company IP portfolios to assess and protect technologies relating to telecommunications, day trading, advanced bingo hall gaming machines and off-track betting systems. He has experience in strategic IP planning and a wide variety of intellectual property counseling.


Mr. Cox was a member of the legal team that represented copyright owner, RTC, in a copyright infringement action against ISP (Internet Service Provider), Netcom, among others. The results of that action resulted in the establishment of conditions and procedures by which ISPs could maintain a defense of innocent infringement. Those procedures were later formally codified and added to the Copyright Laws by the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DCMA).

Mr. Cox has worked with clients relating to a variety of industries in the protection of IP rights on the Internet and Domain Name disputes. He has over 25 years of experience working with the Internet and its predecessor the Arpanet. After graduating from Rutgers University, Mr. Cox was the Integration Engineering Chief for the Worldwide Military Command and Control Information System (WIS) Program as a Captain in the US Air Force. Mr. Cox actively participated in the development and installation of hardware and software systems under the direction of the Joint Chiefs of Staff to upgrade the Defense Department's Command and Control computer network to the Internet protocols.

SCHOLASTIC HISTORY:
Undergraduate: Rutgers University, College of Engineering (B.S.E.E., 1985)
Law School: McGeorge School of Law University of the Pacific (J.D., 1992)

PROFESSIONAL ADMISSIONS:
State of New Jersey
State of California
Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
United States Patent and Trademark Office (Reg. No. 37,804)

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES:
Member of the American Intellectual Property Law Association
Member of the New Jersey Intellectual Property Law Association
Member of Licensing Executives Society
Member of Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (Computer Society and Lasers and Electro-Optics Society)

PRESENTATIONS to PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS:

Presented seminar on “Internet Strategies for the Paralegal in New Jersey” for the Institute for Paralegal Education, October 1999 - May 2002.

Presented program on “Domain Names, Trademarks & Disputes: NSI’s New Policy” to Beverly Hills Bar, September 1996.




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