Pamela Cox is a partner and Chair of the IP Transactions practice at Marshall, Gerstein & Borun LLP. Ms. Cox is talented at unraveling complex deal structures and devising creative agreement solutions. Formerly in-house, Ms. Cox now focuses her practice on intellectual property transactions, protection and dispute resolution for clients ranging from multinational corporations to non-profit institutions. Ms. Cox is a patent attorney who understands her clients’ intellectual property and agreement needs, and remains passionately engaged until their strategic objectives are achieved. Clients consider her an invaluable member of their team:
"Pamela Cox is one of the country’s leading licensing authorities. Nobody works harder than [this] thoroughly commercial lawyer who can quickly get her head around even the most labyrinthine deals. She quickly comes to your rescue with practical guidance in very tight timeframes and is an indispensable ongoing resource who can navigate worldwide negotiations with ease. She is [also] a preeminent authority on university technology transfer and licensing acting for commercial and non-profit clients." – IAM Patent 1000
“Pam has an exceptional legal mind. She is able to grasp and parse complex legal issues independently, yet with great sensitivity about keeping the client informed. She’s an outstanding negotiator and is able to take a strong position without being disagreeable. She plans ahead for expected compromises downstream, and finds creative solutions to apparent impasses.” – Client Quote (LMG Life Sciences)
In 2016, Ms. Cox received the Licensing Executives Society International (LESI) President’s Award for Individual Service, recognizing her outstanding years of leadership and service as Chair of the LESI Life Sciences Committee. Ms. Cox is "highly recommended" for licensing and honored as one of "The World’s Leading IP Patent and Technology Licensing Lawyers" by Intellectual Asset Management. She is recognized as a "Life Sciences Star" by LMG Life Sciences, and as one of the 2015 Women Worth Watching in Profiles in Diversity Journal. Ms. Cox, named one of the IP Stars – Top 250 Women in IP, is also recognized as an "IP Star" in the World IP Handbook and Survey. She is named a Rainmaker by the Minority Corporate Counsel Association (MCCA), is honored to be again recommended by her peers as a "Leading Lawyer" by Leading Lawyers Network (a division of Law Bulletin Publishing Company), and is once again awarded the Best Lawyers in America© designation in the practice area of Biotechnology Law.
A Certified Licensing Professional, Ms. Cox has served on the Board and as Secretary for CLP, and chaired the Life Sciences Committee for Licensing Executives Society International. Ms. Cox is an associate professor at Northwestern University School of Law, serves as an international delegate for LES USA/Canada, and as a member of AUTM’s Business Development Curriculum Committee.
Before joining Marshall, Gerstein & Borun, Ms. Cox was a client of the firm as the associate director of technology transfer for Indiana University's Advanced Research and Technology Institute. In that role, she was responsible for managing and licensing the eight-campus patent portfolio. Ms. Cox was also in-house in regulatory and clinical affairs at DePuy Inc., a Johnson & Johnson Company.