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Sterne Kessler Ranked Among Top Firms in Law360’s 2022 Diversity Snapshot

Sterne Kessler is proud to rank among the top 5 firms for overall diversity and among the top 3 firms for equity partnership diversity in our size category, as reported in Law360’s 2022 Diversity Snapshot. "We strive to continue increasing our diversity in all of our attorney and staff levels by fostering a welcoming, equitable, and inclusive culture, providing professional development and mentoring, and offering insightful programming," said Director and Diversity & Inclusion Committee Chair Gaby Longsworth.

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PTAB Won’t Ax Claims in Caller ID Patent Row on Remand


Directors Richard M. Bemben, Michael D. Specht, and Daniel S. Block represented TrustID in a victory at the PTAB regarding the company's caller ID technology patent. Read more about the decision in the Law360 article "PTAB Won’t Ax Claims in Caller ID Patent Row on Remand."

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Sterne Kessler Client Catalyst Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Reaches Patent Litigation Settlement

Sterne Kessler secured a settlement on behalf of Catalyst Pharmaceuticals, Inc. regarding ongoing patent infringement litigation with Jacobus Pharmaceutical Company, Inc. and PANTHERx Rare LLC. Catalyst will dismiss all claims asserting infringement against Jacobus of Catalyst’s patents relating to its proprietary FIRDAPSE® product that treats Lambert-Eaton myasthenic syndrome (LEMS) treatment.

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Sterne Kessler Earns Top Rankings in 2022 “IP Stars” Guide

Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox is proud to announce that the firm and 14 directors have earned top rankings in IP Litigation and Prosecution by Managing IP in their 2022 “IP Stars” Guide.

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Sterne Kessler Named a 2022 "Top Workplace"

Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox is proud to announce that the firm has been recognized by The Washington Post as a “Top Workplace” in the Greater Washington, D.C. area for the ninth consecutive year!

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Sterne Kessler Receives Sole Band 1 Ranking

Chambers USA has once again awarded the firm the only “Band 1” ranking in Patent Prosecution for the fourth consecutive year among Washington, D.C. IP firms. 


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Sterne Kessler Receives Sole Band 1 Chambers USA Ranking in Patent Prosecution for Fourth Consecutive Year Among D.C. Firms

Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox is proud to announce that Chambers USA has awarded the firm a "Band 1" ranking among Washington, D.C.'s leading intellectual property law firms in the area of patent prosecution. This marks the fourth consecutive year that Sterne Kessler was the only firm named in the Band 1 position in the annual rankings.