Sterne Kessler Ranked in 2022 Edition of “Best Law Firms”

Sterne Kessler received numerous national and regional rankings in the 2022 edition of “Best Law Firms,” published by Best Lawyers® and U.S. News & World Report. The firm was recognized for patent litigation, patent prosecution, and biotechnology law. Read our press release to learn more!

Carla Kim

Inside the Life of a Patent Prosecution Boss

Read Managing IP’s Q&A with Director Carla Ji-Eun Kim, “Inside the Life of a Patent Prosecution Boss,” to learn more about Carla’s work as Sterne Kessler’s patent prosecution practice chair, her daily routine, and her interests.


Diversity & Inclusion

Furthering advancement in on our commitment to increasing diversity in our hiring, promotions, leadership, and pitch opportunities, Sterne Kessler is one of 70 law firms participating in the second iteration of the Midsize Mansfield Rule certification process. The certification period runs from September 15, 2021 to March 14, 2023.


Monica Riva Talley Earns Client Choice Award

Sterne Kessler congratulates Director Monica Riva Talley for receiving a 2021 Lexology Client Choice Award for excellence in client service.


Sterne Kessler and 13 Directors Earn Top "IP Stars" Rankings

Sterne Kessler and 13 directors have been ranked by Managing IP in their annual "IP Stars" guide for excellence in IP litigation and prosecution.

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Chambers USA Gives Firm Sole Band 1 Ranking in Patent Prosecution

For the third consecutive year, Chambers USA has given the firm the only "Band 1" ranking among Washington, D.C.'s top intellectual property law firms in the area of patent prosecution. Directors Robert Greene Sterne and Jorge A. Goldstein, Ph.D. continue to be recognized in this definitive professional guide.


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Our Professionals

With 50+ Ph.D.s in science and engineering, our attorneys, patent agents and technical specialists could fill a university faculty. They choose Sterne Kessler because they love helping innovators.

Our Services

Technically deep and fully integrated across IP capabilities, we can help you obtain patents, defend or enforce them in all venues, and protect your innovations and your brand.

Patent Prosecution

Whether seeking utility, design or business method patents, you can expect efficient, high-quality preparation and prosecution by the Sterne Kessler team.


Sterne Kessler wins IP litigation by integrating great trial experience, technical depth, and patent knowledge in district court, the USITC and the Fed Circuit.

Patent Office Litigation

First "PTAB Firm of the Year." First to handle 500+ AIA proceedings. Your first stop for handling litigation at the USPTO.

Trademark & Brand Protection

Your brand is one of your most valuable assets. Sterne Kessler can help you develop, maintain and protect a strong brand and distinctive trademarks globally.

Opinions & Advice

From due diligence and IP valuation to strategic advice and opinions of counsel, Sterne Kessler has the insights you need to proceed with confidence.


Law360's 2021 Diversity Snapshot

Among the 79 firms in the “101 to 250 attorneys” size category, Sterne Kessler ranked in the top ten for overall diversity and is among the top five for minority representation among equity partners in Law360’s 2021 Diversity Snapshot.