The University of Iowa College of Law J.D., 2009
The University of Washington B.A. in Business Administration, (Finance Specialization), summa cum laude, 2006



Jason Cox is an associate at Bates & Bates. Since joining Bates & Bates in 2010, Jason's practice has included trademarks, copyrights, patents, domain names and related intellectual property matters. He has worked on trademark matters for international trademark owners, including a global beverage company, E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Company, and Gibson Guitar Corp. These trademark matters include drafting office action responses, drafting and sending cease & desist letters, negotiating positive settlement agreements before and during litigation, trademark searches and clearances, and countless other tasks that are required for the management of a global trademark portfolio.

In addition to the transactional side, Mr. Cox has extensive experience in preparing litigation documents. He was instrumental in preparing litigation documents for successfully obtaining a preliminary injunction in a high profile trademark infringement case for Gibson Guitar Corp. versus WowWee. In addition to trademark litigation, he has experience preparing claim construction briefs, Daubert motions, motions to strike expert witness testimony, and many additional patent litigation documents.

In 2010, over 80% of the S&P 500's market value was made up of intangible assets. Bates & Bates (B&B) attorneys have extensive experience in helping clients identify, understand, quantify and maximize the value of those intangible assets. With experts in patents, trademarks, copyrights, trade secrets and finance, the B&B team has designed IP strategies which allow its clients to increase revenues and profits through the monetization of intellectual property.

The B&B team has designed a template where we work cooperatively with our clients to create a high level strategy beginning with the evaluation of the current IP portfolio, continuing with the development of additional IP, and finishing with the details necessary to extract the maximum value out of the IP. B&B realizes one size does not fit all and that litigation is not always the best way to realize the value of an IP portfolio. We strive to work hand in hand with our clients to achieve the client's IP monetization goals.

Prior to joining B&B, Mr. Cox worked in the marketing department of Farmers New World Life, a division of Farmers Insurance where he trained life insurance agents on financial products. His extensive financial background has given him experience interpreting and conveying complicated issues to clients that must work for them. He has combined his financial knowledge with his intellectual property knowledge to help create and implement IP monetization programs.