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Christopher J. Cox

Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP

Redwood Shores, CA, USA


Christopher Cox is a Litigation partner in Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP's Silicon Valley office, where he focuses on complex commercial and technology litigation and counseling. Mr. Cox has broad experience litigating matters in state and federal courts throughout the country, as well as substantial experience in the binding arbitration forum. He also counsels both domestic and international clients on a wide variety of intellectual property and other litigation matters.

Mr. Cox has had significant experience managing multi-jurisdictional disputes, multi-district litigations, class actions, adversary proceedings and general litigations involving intellectual property disputes, business torts, contracts, fiduciary duty, internal investigations, and unfair business practices. Mr. Cox's jury trial and appellate experience includes patent, trade secret, and unfair competition matters. In Lexar Media v. Toshiba, a case involving claims of trade secret misappropriation, breach of fiduciary duty and unfair business practices, the $465.4 million jury verdict secured in 2005 was the largest intellectual property award in the history of the California Superior Court for the County of Santa Clara and the third largest ever in a U.S. intellectual property trial.

Mr. Cox's expertise in trade secret litigation covers a broad range of technologies, including the areas of flash memory, optoelectronics, circuit simulation, software encryption, internet communications and medical products. He also has a successful record managing patent litigations in the areas of optoelectronics, optical discs, computer storage and processing, electronic design automation, internet communications, telecommunications hardware and software, medical devices and biotechnology. His clients have included Panasonic, JVC, GLOBALFOUNDRIES, Lexar Media, American Airlines, ExxonMobil and Micron Technology.

Education
Western New England, JD
SUNY Albany, BA
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