Dave Stevens’ IP practice includes patent prosecution, transactions, due diligence work, agreements, opinions (including validity, infringement, patentability, right-to-practice (RTP), and freedom-to-operate (FTO) opinions), counseling, offensive and defensive patent issues, licensing, and litigation. He also serves as an expert witness in technical and intellectual property legal issues and has been called as a fact witness in enforcement actions involving the many patents he has written. He also is an expert in copyright (including software, publications, products and artworks, and other copyrightable forms) and open source issues. He works with foreign IP firms and foreign clients with respect to domestic and international patent prosecution, including Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) work.
The technical focus of his practice includes electronics, computer technology, automotive technology, communications, optical systems, green technologies, software, semiconductors, and mechanical devices.
Prior Professional Experience
Gray Cary LLP
Cooley Godward LLP
Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman LLP
Juris Doctorate, University of Detroit, 1993
BSEE, Lawrence Technological University, 1990
State Bar of California
The District of Columbia
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA)
California Bar, Intellectual Property Section
Santa Clara Bar, Intellectual Property Section
Silicon Valley Intellectual Property Law Association (SVIPLA)
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
“I have had the pleasure of working together with Dave and his company to file a patent while at Agile Software. Dave’s technical background and business savvy ensured that he interfaced beautifully with both the technical side and the business side to understand what we were trying to patent and why. I have come to know Dave as a real entrepreneur with a strong sense of duty, a high degree of integrity and a person I am proud to call my friend. He created his company from the ground up to one of the best Silicon Valley based Patent Law Firms. I have to give Dave and his company the highest recommendation I can possibly give and will definitely work with him in the future.”
Dries D’hooghe, Senior Director of Product Strategy, Agile Software,
“Most of the patents I filed at Novafora were done with David. I have worked with many patent attorneys in the past, and Dave is surely the best. He is highly knowledgeable, professional, thorough, and punctual, and his work attitude, ethics, and integrity are second to none.”
“I worked with Dave on patenting technology created by me and our engineering team. I was very impressed with Dave’s ability to understand the technology nuances (essential for drafting an effective patent). In addition, he was extremely easy to work with. Over 3+ patent filings, he was not only our patent attorney, but also a trusted adviser and friend.”
Supreet Oberoi, Vice President - IOT and Big Data at Oracle
David R. Stevens
Attorney at Law
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