Joe Stevens

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Intellectual Property Attorney in Palo Alto, CA

Patterson + Sheridan LLP
 | 250 Cambridge Avenue, Suite 300
Palo Alto, CA 94306
Phone: 650-330-2310
Fax: 650-330-2314
Selected To Rising Stars: 2013 - 2015
Licensed Since: 2006
Practice Areas:
  • Intellectual Property (90%),
  • Mergers & Acquisitions (10%)
    Attorney Profile

    An inventor in his own right and the holder of more than two dozen patents, Joe Stevens focuses his practice on intellectual property matters in his capacity as a partner at Patterson + Sheridan. From the firm’s office in Palo Alto, California, he represents clients throughout Silicon Valley and other parts of the state. Mr. Stevens holds a Bachelor of Science in mechanical engineering from Stanford University and a Master of Science in material science and engineering from California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, having received the latter degree in 1991. His legal education was subsequently obtained at the Santa Clara University School of Law, and he was awarded his Juris Doctor in 2004.

    A significant portion of Mr. Stevens’s practice consists of the prosecution and protection of patents. His experience in this area has encompassed LED devices, liquid crystal displays, solar cells, communications, medical devices, consumer products, semiconductors, micro-electromechanical systems and other innovative technological inventions. Mr. Stevens’s background makes him particularly well-suited to guide his clients through what can be an intricate patent registration process.

    Mr. Stevens’s practice also includes the licensing and sale of patents, trademarks, copyrights, and trade secrets, and he has handled the intellectual property aspects of numerous mergers and acquisitions. An experienced courtroom advocate, he has extensive intellectual property infringement litigation experience as well. Mr. Stevens has been admitted to practice before all California state courts since 2006. He is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, and he is registered to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office.

    Practice Areas
    • 90%Intellectual Property
    • 10%Mergers & Acquisitions
    Focus Areas

    Copyrights, Patents, Trademarks


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    Rising Stars: 2013 - 2015

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    About Joe Stevens

    Admitted: 2006, California

    Professional Webpage:


    • Northern California Rising Stars, Super Lawyers, Thomson Reuters, 2013 - 2015 

    Special Licenses/Certifications:

    • Registered Patent Attorney - United States Patent and Trademark Office

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • U.S. District Court, Northern District of California
    • United States Patent and Trademark Office
    • State Bar of California

    Pro bono/Community Service:

    • Board of Regents for the California Institute of Medical Research

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

    • Federal Circuit Court Decisions For Week Ending March 20, 2019
    • Federal Circuit Decisions for Week Ending June 14, 2013
    • Federal Circuit Decisions for Week Ending May 2, 2014
    • Federal Circuit Court Decisions For Week Ending June 5, 2015
    • Federal Circuit Court Decisions For Week Ending June 10, 2016
    • Federal Circuit Court Decisions For Week Ending April 14, 2017
    • Federal Circuit Court Decisions For Week Ending February 23, 2018

    Educational Background:

    • B.S., Mechanical Engineering, Minor in Material Science and Engineering-Metallurgy, California State Polytechnic University, 1989
    • M.S., Material Science and Engineering, Stanford University, 1991

    Industry Groups

    • Consumer Electronics
    • Energy
    • Medical Device
    • Semiconductor
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    Office Location for Joe Stevens

    250 Cambridge Avenue
    Suite 300
    Palo Alto, CA 94306

    Phone: 650-330-2310

    Fax: 650-330-2314

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