James D. Stevens

Mr. Stevens joined our firm in 1992 and has served on the firm’s Management Committee for 18 years. He manages patent and trademark portfolios for both private and publicly held corporate clients and has developed expertise in handling complex clearance searches and procuring and maintaining large patent portfolios for US and multi-national companies. Mr. Stevens also has significant experience in transactional work including joint development agreements and software licensing.

Mr. Stevens is currently an Adjunct Professor teaching Patent Law at the University of Detroit Law School, and is a co-author of the textbook “Patent Law Including Trade Secrets,” 7th edition, published by West Academic.

Mr. Stevens graduated cum laude with degrees in Computer Engineering and Electrical Engineering from the University of Michigan. He received his Juris Doctor, cum laude, from the University of Michigan Law School.

Mr. Stevens is a member of the State Bar of Michigan, is registered to practice before the Patent and Trademark Office, and is admitted to practice before the Supreme Court of the United States, the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, and the Eastern District of Michigan.

He has served the profession and community in various leadership positions including as a Master in the Michigan Intellectual Property Inn of Court, past president of the Michigan Intellectual Property Law Association, and as Chairman of the Intellectual Property Committee of the Oakland County Bar Association. He has been repeatedly selected as a Michigan Super Lawyer, dbusiness Top Lawyer, and nationally as a Leading Lawyer. He is a former Chairman of the Planning Commission and member of the Zoning Board of Appeals for his local municipality and has provided over a decade of service to the community through these governmental operations.


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