David R. Stevens

Dave’s 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.

This program is approved for CLE credit in the following states: New York, Pennsylvania, California, Illinois, Texas, Arkansas, Nevada.


This program is pending CLE credit in the following states: Georgia, Iowa, Minnesota, Missouri, North Carolina, Ohio, Tennessee, Utah, Vermont, Wyoming and Wisconsin.


This program is pending CLE and CPD credit for self-application by the attorney or for reciprocal CLE credit in the following states: Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Hawaii, Idaho, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Montana, Nebraska, New Jersey, New Hampshire, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Oregon, Québec, Rhode Island, South Carolina and Washington.


We do NOT provide CLE for: Virginia or Mississippi.


This program is appropriate for newly admitted attorneys and experienced attorneys.

Navigating IP issues in Joint Development agreements for In-house Counsel: Key Best Practices and Pitfalls to Avoid


Event Description

Joint development agreements are always initiated with intentions of mutual benefits for all involved.  The underlying agreements, however, provide fertile ground for negotiations around IP licensing and ownership.


Join us on Tuesday, June 25, at 3pm ET / 12pm PT for the next installment of our Intellectual Property Deep-Dives Series as Dave Stevens, IP and IT Lawyer from the Stevens Law Group, will cover key contract terms and common issues to raise awareness around your IP assets.


Discussion topics include:

  • Highlight the critical IP considerations in joint development agreements.
  • Share best practices for drafting and negotiating IP clauses to safeguard your company’s interests.
  • Identify common pitfalls and how to avoid them to prevent IP disputes and complications.
  • Explore strategies for effective IP management throughout the lifecycle of joint development projects.
  • Offer practical advice on maintaining IP integrity and leveraging collaborative innovations.


Who Should Attend

This program is designed for general practitioners/corporate generalists, intellectual property attorneys, legal operations professionals, and in-house counsel who manage intellectual property for their organizations.


There is NO COST to attend this LIVE program!

This program is FREE thanks to our gracious sponsor, Stevens Law Group!  If you can’t make it to the live program, the recording will be available for viewing via our paid CLE library, In-House Connect On-Demand!

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