TGM Classic | Jeff Schox | From Electric Cars to Patent Law – Finding Your Entrepreneurial Path

In today’s episode of The Greatness Machine, Darius chats with Jeffrey Schox, general partner at Trucks Venture Capital, and the founder of Schox Patent Group, a boutique patent firm focused on startups. Jeffrey started his career as an engineer on the original electric vehicle at General Motors before becoming a patent attorney for two of the largest patent law firms and eventually founding his own firm.

In this episode, Jeff and I talked about:

  • A little of Jeffrey’s background, including his work on the original electric car at General Motors and his eventual shift to patent law
  • How handing over a potential client to a more qualified friend ended up being paid back in spades for his struggling firm
  • Why an understanding of timing is vital when assessing a company / product to invest your resources in
  • And other topics…

Meet Jeff:

Jeff Schox serves as the founder of Schox Patent Group, a specialized legal firm dedicated to crafting patent portfolios tailored for startup companies. With an impressive track record, he has submitted more than 1,000 patent applications and offered legal representation to more than 300 fledgling startups, as well as a selection of more mature ones, such as Google, Facebook, and Dropbox. Beyond establishing one of the most rapidly expanding law firms in the United States, Jeff also imparts his expertise as an instructor at both Stanford Law School and Stanford Engineering School, while simultaneously offering guidance to several prestigious startup incubators, including Y Combinator. Furthermore, he actively participates as an angel investor, with investments in 50 early-stage startup ventures.

Meet Darius: 

Darius is your host of The Greatness Machine. Darius is a mad scientist, high-growth CEO, serial entrepreneur, author, conscious capitalist, speaker, and entertainer. Darius is on a quest to create 1,000,000 Core Value Driven Organization by 2030. He is calling this “The Core Value Revolution.” Darius is an alumni of the Birthing of Giants Entrepreneurial Program at MIT and Stagen Integral Leadership Program. Darius’s accolades include being ranked #9 Top Rated CEO in America on Glassdoor, has won numerous Stevie Awards, and has founded and grown organizations that have been ranked #40 in the Inc. 500 and were ranked #3 Best Places to Work By the San Francisco Business Time. He is all about the P’s: Passion, Pizza, Puzzles, and, especially, Pink Unicorns. His book, The Core Value Equation, is an Amazon #1 Best Seller and is available at

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