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Technical Minds.
Legal Muscle.

Protecting your intellectual property is our passion. We've been on the cutting edge of IP law for 40+ years — defending your inventions so you can break ground on the next big thing.


Announcing Our New Podcast!

For our inaugural podcast episode, Walter Isaacson, renowned author and Tulane University History Professor, joined Sterne Kessler Directors Trey Powers and Eldora Ellison for a two-part discussion about historical perspectives on innovation.

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2020 LMG Life Sciences Americas Awards

Awards & Recognition

Law360 Diversity Announcement

Law360 Diversity Snapshot: How Does Your Firm Measure Up?

Based on a survey of over 300 United States law firms, Sterne Kessler ranked fourth overall in the “Firms With 101 – 250 Attorneys” group.


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Books and Chapters

U.S. Biotechnology Patent Law, 2020-2021 ed.

Director Jorge A. Goldstein, Ph.D. has updated his highly regarded book with a 2020 edition that is now available!

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Upcoming Events

Get up to speed on current developments, trends, and issues in IP without having to travel. Click below for details on virtual events where our attorneys are speaking and how you can register!



Stay up-to-speed with weekly information and analysis on developments in intellectual property law and related industry news from Sterne Kessler attorneys.

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.


Only Band 1 Patent Prosecution Firm in DC

This recognition marks the 17th consecutive year that this definitive professional guide has rated the firm among the best-of-the-best.



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