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Seven Directors Named "Life Sciences Stars"

Seven Sterne Kessler directors have been named 2021 "Life Sciences Stars" by LMG Life Sciences. The firm also received top rankings for patent prosecution, patent strategy & management, and Hatch-Waxman patent litigation (generic).

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Firm Directors Ranked in IAM Strategy 300

Sterne Kessler is proud to announce that Directors Matthew Bodenstein, Tracy Durkin, Eldora Ellison, and Robert Sterne are ranked in the 2021 "IAM Strategy 300" for leadership in IP strategy and value creation worldwide.


Firm Ranked in Law360's Diversity Snapshot

Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox is pleased to announce the firm’s inclusion in Law360’s 2021 Diversity Snapshot rankings. 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.



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.