Pamela Cox and Ryan Phelan Honored in IAM Strategy 300 for 2023

October 6, 2023

Marshall Gerstein is thrilled to announce that Pamela Cox, Partner and Chair of IP Transactions at Marshall, Gerstein & Borun LLP, has been recognized again this year along with Partner Ryan Phelan who is being honored for the first time in the prestigious "IAM Strategy 300: The World's Leading IP Strategists 2023."

According to the IAM Patent 1000 guide for 2023, “[Marshall Gerstein] professionals are deeply knowledgeable about the science as well as the law and work hand-in-hand with in-house counsel in giving business-targeted strategic IP guidance.”

One client says of repeat honoree Pam Cox: “[She is] responsive, pragmatic and experienced. She really understands her clients and is phenomenally quick on the uptake, with an ability to spot issues that others do not. She is a delight to work with on cross-border pharmaceutical and biotechnology deals.”

The IAM Strategy 300 is a highly regarded guide that identifies individuals whose knowledge, experience, and leadership in IP strategy have made a significant impact on the industry.

As a patent attorney who has worked in-house, Pam’s IP transactions practice focuses on unraveling complex deal structures and devising creative agreement solutions as well as protection, and dispute resolution for clients ranging from multinational corporations to non-profit institutions. A long-time active supporter of advancing the licensing profession and governance, Pam is Past Corporate Secretary and six-year Member of the Board of the Licensing Executive Society International (LESI), Co-Founder and Chair of the Women in Licensing Alliance (WILA), Founder of LESI Life Science Advisory Board, and former Vice-Chair of External Relations Committee, Chair of LESI Life Science Committee, International Delegate for LES USA-Canada and Chair of the LES USA/Canada Chicago Chapter. Pam is the former President of the Certified Licensing Professionals, Inc., and multi-term former Member of the Board. Pam is heading into her 10th year as an adjunct professor in Intellectual Property Licensing at Northwestern School of Law. Pam is also Chair of the firm’s IP Transaction Practice, the Women’s Committee, and a member of the Marketing Committee.

Ryan represents numerous startup and Fortune 500 clients with patent matters in technical areas and industries including artificial intelligence and machine learning, blockchain and cryptocurrency, medical devices, biometrics data and services, virtual reality, imaging, internet and e-commerce, computer networking, data storage and management, encryption and security, mobile telecommunications, consumer electronics, insurance and finance applications, mechanical devices, among others. Ryan regularly publishes thought leadership articles and speaks on IP law and modern technologies. He frequently writes on the subject of AI at his blog PatentNext at Ryan also teaches at Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law, including coursework on Patenting Software Inventions in the United States.

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