Amber Cox leverages over six years of patent examining experience at the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) to provide effective patent counseling and strategically navigate patent prosecution matters. Amber has developed key insights into the patent process as a former patent examiner and also by working alongside inventors at Kraft Foods during a two-year internship. While at Kraft Foods, Amber had the opportunity to work on research and development projects in cheese/dairy technology, as well as gum base technology to help improve iconic household brands and some of her favorite confections.

Amber utilized the skills acquired in food research and product development, along with her chemical engineering background, to provide quality service as a patent examiner in the food arts. During her time at the USPTO, Amber examined hundreds of patent applications in food and beverages, where she specialized in nutritional compositions, chocolate products, flavoring agents and sweetener compositions, oil/fat compositions, pet foods, and dairy technology. Reviewing a vast array of patent applications has enabled Amber to hone her skills in a variety of technology areas. Amber also served as a technology consultant and systems integration analyst for Accenture Federal Services.

Amber attended law school part-time while working full time at the USPTO. During law school, Amber was selected as a law-school student pupil for the Giles S. Rich American Inn of Court, where she attended monthly meetings at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit and received mentorship from senior patent attorneys.


  • Drafted Examiner’s Answers with a 100% affirmance rate at the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB).
  • Presented an Intellectual Property lecture with the USPTO National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) at Howard University.
  • Organized “Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day” as the Howard University Society of Women Engineers (SWE) president and has since participated in numerous initiatives with SWE, NSBE, the National Urban League, and the Girl Scouts for promoting STEM careers to youth, women, and minorities.

Bar Admissions

  • District of Columbia
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office


  • American University, Washington College of Law, J.D., cum laude, May 2020
  • Howard University, B.S., Chemical Engineering, magna cum laude, May 2013


  • American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA), Member
  • National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE), Member