David R. Stevens

Practice Areas

IP counseling, licensing, litigation, strategic planning, and management
Patent Procurement - New Patent Applications, Prosecution, Purchases and Sales
Due Diligence Studies and IP Audits
Broad and Deep Technology Background

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

Professional Associations

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.” July 1, 2010

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.” May 6, 2009

Michael Bronstein

“Finding a patent lawyer of your dream is probably similar to finding Cinderella among all the maids in the realm. I tried to work with several attorney firms back at the Technion and at Novafora, and none of them was ideal. After the first patent Dave filed for us, I understood that my search was over. To me David represents how an ideal patent attorney should be. He is able to take a research report, listen to you for an hour, and bring back in no time a mature patent draft with a list of strong claims. It has been a pleasure working with Dave and his associates, and the next time I need to protect my IP, without any doubt, he and his firm will be my attorneys of choice.” May 6, 2009

Alex Bronstein

“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.” April 4, 2008

Supreet Oberoi

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