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Top Rankings in Patexia’s 2023 PTAB Intelligence Report

Sterne Kessler and 10 attorneys earned top rankings in Patexia’s 2023 PTAB Intelligence Report. Of particular note, Sterne Kessler was rated the best performing law firm representing patent owners.

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Upcoming Webinar: Redesign and Remedy at the ITC

Directors Uma Everett and Ryan Richardson will present the webinar "Redesign and Remedy at the ITC" on October 4, 2023, at 1:00 p.m. (EDT). During the webinar, our presenters will discuss how to introduce redesigned products and use of the public interest factors in connection with remedy.

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Client Alert: Mind Your Ps and Qs, and Your PTAs Too

On August 28, 2023, the Federal Circuit held that obviousness-type double patenting (ODP) trumps patent term adjustment (PTA), opening the door for invalidity attacks that to date had been questionable. In re Cellect was an appeal from a PTAB decision affirming a patent examiner's finding that claims across four patents owned by Cellect LLC were unpatentable because of obviousness-type double patenting.

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Newman Issues Fed. Circ. Decision Affirming Roku PTAB Wins

Sterne Kessler secured a win for client Roku at the Federal Circuit, as reported by Law360 in the article “Newman Issues Fed. Circ. Decision Affirming Roku PTAB Wins.” The court affirmed PTAB decisions that invalidated claims in remote control configuration software patents held by Universal Electronics. Directors Jon Wright and Lestin Kenton and Counsel Richard Crudo represented Roku.

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Five Minutes With Lestin Kenton

Director Lestin L. Kenton, Jr., is featured in the Managing IP article "Five Minutes With... Lestin Kenton, Sterne Kessler." The Q&A profile encompasses Kenton's scope of work as a patent attorney, keys to success, misconceptions about IP, and advice for his younger self.

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Washington Post "Top Workplaces"

Sterne Kessler is delighted to announce that the firm has been named a 2023 "Top Workplace" in the greater Washington, D.C. area by The Washington Post. The firm is just one of eight employers to have earned the distinction every year for the last 10 years.

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Chambers USA Awards Sterne Kessler Sole Band 1 Ranking

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


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Chambers USA Exclusively Awards Sterne Kessler the Band 1 Patent Prosecution Ranking Among D.C. Firms

Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox is pleased to announce that for the fifth consecutive year, the firm has earned the sole Band 1 ranking in the Intellectual Property: Patent Prosecution category among Washington, D.C.’s leading law firms in the 2023 Chambers USA guide. This marks the 21st consecutive year that Sterne Kessler has been recognized by Chambers USA for excellence in intellectual property law.