JAMES D. STEVENS

President / Shareholder

Jim manages the development and maintenance
of global intellectual property portfolios.
He has significant expertise in clearance and validity searches
and related opinion work.  Jim has more than 20 years of law firm
management experience and currently serves as the
firm's President and Chairman of the Management Committee. 

JAMES D. STEVENS

Shareholder
Jim manages the development and maintenance of global intellectual property portfolios. He has significant expertise in clearance and validity searches and related opinion work.

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CREDENTIALS

Bar Admissions
State of Michigan
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
U.S. Supreme Court
Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
Eastern District of Michigan
Distinctions
Best Lawyers 2017-2019
Michigan Super Lawyer 2006, 2011-2019
Top Lawyer by dbusiness® Magazine
Leading Lawyers 2016-2018
Eta Kappa Nu
Education
University of Michigan
(Juris Doctor, 1990)
(Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering, 1986)
(Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering, 1986)
Memberships and Associations
American Intellectual Property Law Association
IPLS Section of State Bar of Michigan
Michigan Intellectual Property Law Association
Michigan IP American Inn of Court
Professional Experience
Adjunct Professor at the University of Detroit-Mercy Law School
President, Michigan Intellectual Property Law Association
Founding Master, Michigan IP American Inn of Court
Chairman, Intellectual Property Committee of the Oakland County Bar Association
Founding officer, University of Michigan Intellectual Property Student Association
Chairman, Franklin Michigan Planning Commission
Franklin Zoning Board of Appeals
Technology Specialties
Augmented reality: Computer-based enhancements of real-time and recorded video
Autonomous and connected vehicles: AV design, operation, and back-office integration, V2V, V2I, and V2X hardware, systems, and operation
Telecommunications: CDMA, GSM, and other cellular-based voice and data
Wireless networks: WiFi and other short range, personal area networks
MEMS: Nanofabrication and applications for both electrical and mechanical devices
Automation: Hardware, software, end-effectors, and system/line integration
Computer-based systems:
Software: OOP, complied, and web/markup programming languages; system and client/server architecture; ecommerce applications
Hardware: Computer system and network architecture, instrumentation
Imaging: Antenna and optical-based systems, and image processing
Medical Devices: Surgical and operative devices, medical imaging, neural recording/stimulation, orthopedic rehabilitation
Automotive: All electrical and mechanical components and systems, interior/exterior trim materials and manufacturing processes
Aerospace: Ignition systems and igniters, FADEC controls and integration
Publications and Presentations
  • Co-author of “Patent Law Including Trade Secrets,” seventh edition, West Publishing Co.
  • Co-author of “Cases and Materials on Patent Law: Including Trade Secrets, Copyrights, Trademarks,” seventh edition, West Publishing Co.

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Reising at 2019 Autolux Autonomous Vehicle Legal Forum

James Stevens, Corey Beaubien, Jeffrey Doyle, Colin Cicotte, Michael Druzinski, William Francis, and Shannon Smith attended the 2019 Autolex: Autonomous Vehicle Legal Forum at the Westin Book Cadillac...

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James Stevens, Corey Beaubien, Jeffrey Doyle, Colin Cicotte, Michael Druzinski, William Francis, and Shannon Smith attended the 2019 Autolex: Autonomous Vehicle Legal Forum at the Westin Book Cadillac...

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