Alan Cox is highlighted by respondents as a seasoned expert witness who has specialist knowledge of trademark and patent disputes.
Dr Alan Cox participates in the intellectual property, antitrust and competition, and securities and finance practices of NERA. He has extensive experience testifying in federal court, state court, US and international arbitrations, and before utility commissions. He has appeared in arbitrations before the NASD, the American Arbitration Association and the Japan Commercial Arbitration Association. In graduate school, he specialised industrial organisation, antitrust, regulation and natural resource economics, including energy. His previous positions include visiting economist at MIT’s Energy Laboratory. In intellectual property matters, Dr Cox has testified on a wide variety of patent issues in the semiconductor, biotechnology, telecommunications and consumer product industries, among others. He has also testified on trademark, copyright and trade secret matters, as well as in matters related to standards and patent pools.
Dr Cox has examined and provided economic advice on an array of competition issues, including vertical restraints in gasoline retailing, allegations of crude oil price fixing, the competitive consequences of mergers in several industries, and the economic costs of restraints imposed on a “dominant” telecommunications carrier. He has been included in Who’s Who Legal’s list of the world’s best competition economists.
In securities matters, Dr Cox has testified in class action fraud cases, including on materiality, causation, and damages in Section 10 and 11 matters. His testimony has included the valuation of restricted stocks, options, bonds, preferred shares in venture-capital-backed firms, goodwill, and the appropriate valuation of physical assets. Dr Cox has also testified on unjust enrichment from alleged insider trading and has calculated harm due to alleged inappropriate investments, backdating, breach of contract and banking practices.