Vincent Cox

Senior Counsel

coxv@ballardspahr.com
Tel 424.204.4362
Fax 424.204.4350
Los Angeles

Vincent Cox focuses on media and entertainment law with an emphasis on litigation involving allegations of copyright infringement and defamation. He also advises media clients on a range of intellectual property and licensing issues in traditional and new media contexts.

Representative Matters

  • Lead attorney for Defendants in obtaining summary judgment in copyright claim against The Dark Tower prose novels, graphic novels, and theatrical film in DuBay v. King, et al.
  • Lead attorney for defendants in obtaining summary judgment in defamation claim alleging libel by fiction in the theatrical film, The Wolf of Wall Street, Greene v. Paramount Pictures, Corp.
  • Lead trial attorney for defendants in obtaining a defense jury verdict in Martin v. Jarmusch, et al., copyright infringement and implied contract claim against makers of film Broken Flowers
  • Trial and lead appellate attorney for Jobete Music Co. in obtaining and affirming a defense jury verdict in DeWalt v. Jobete Music Co., in a copyright ownership and royalties dispute relating to the Junior Walker catalog
  • Lead trial and appellate counsel in obtaining and affirming judgment for defendants in Kramer v. Thomas, et al., a copyright infringement, fraud and contract claim stemming from the film MC5: A True Testimonial
  • Lead trial and appellate counsel in obtaining reversal of summary judgment in SOS v. Payday, 886 F.2d 1081 (9th Cir. 1989), copyright infringement and trade secret claim raising issues of first impression as to identity of author of computer software and scope of rights of ownership of computer program copyrights
  • Lead trial and appellate counsel in obtaining and affirming defense summary judgment in Effects Associates, Inc. v. Cohen, et al., 817 F.2d 72 (9th Cir. 1987) and 908 F. 2d 555 (9th Cir. 1990) copyright infringement claim determining standards for implication of licenses to incorporate copyrightable material within a work
  • Lead defense counsel in numerous trademark, copyright and defamation lawsuits

Judicial Externships

Hon. John T. Curtin, U.S. District Court for the Western District of New York, 1976

Professional Activities

Los Angeles County Bar Association

California State Bar Association

Media Law Resource Center (MLRC)

Member and former Trustee, Los Angeles Copyright Society

Publications

Co-author, "New York State Unfair Competition Law: A Survey and Analysis," 25 Buffalo L. Rev. 241, 1975

Speaking Engagements

Vincent has spoken on a variety of matters including First Amendment and copyright issues.

Board Memberships

Los Angeles Tennis Club, Former Director

Community Activities

Larchmont Village Neighborhood Association, Board Member

Greater Wilshire Neighborhood Council, District 7, Alternate

University of Buffalo Law School (J.D. 1976)
Research Editor, Buffalo Law Review

New College (B.A. 1973)

California