Founder, Trucks VC
Jeffrey Schox is the founder of Schox Patent Group, a boutique patent firm focused on startups, and a co-founder of Trucks Venture Capital, a seed-stage venture fund focused on autonomous, connected and shared vehicles. Previously, Jeff worked as an engineer on the original electric vehicle at General Motors and as a patent attorney for two of largest patent law firms before starting his own law firm. Schox Patent Group is the recommended patent firm for Y Combinator, 500 Startups, Lemnos Labs, and AngelPad. His law firm has prepared and filed 1000+ patent applications and has guided 250+ startups through the due diligence process (resulting in $2B+ raised from venture capital). Jeff has made 50+ angel investments in startups, including Twilio (first investor, IPO) and Cruise (early investor, acquired by GM for a reported $1B). As a Lecturer for Stanford University, Jeff teaches the course “Patent Law and Strategy for Innovators and Entrepreneurs.” He is also the Advisory Board Chairman for the Center for Entrepreneurship at the University of Michigan.