Firm Ranked Tier 1 in Patent Litigation by Best Lawyers

The firm earned top-tier rankings on the 2021 "Best Law Firms" list, published by Best Lawyers. Excellence in patent litigation is just one of three regional ratings and three national rankings the firm garnered. The firm's leading work in Biotechnology and Patent Law overall are also touted in these competitive rankings.


New Podcast Episode!

The third episode of our IP Hot Topics: Innovation Conversations podcast features guest Andrei Iancu, Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the United States Patent and Trademark Office.

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Firm Client Wins Nobel Prize!

Congratulations to Jennifer A. Doudna and Emmanuelle Charpentier on receiving the 2020 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for their groundbreaking CRISPR-Cas9 gene editing technology! We are honored to be a part of the UC Berkeley CRISPR-Cas9 IP team.

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Client Sanaria Wins
Award from USPTO and Vaccine Industry Excellence Award

The USPTO award recognizes Sanaria’s PfSPZ malaria vaccine – a whole parasite vaccine for malaria with an effectiveness rate exceeding that of most malaria vaccines developed in recent years.


Firm Featured in Washington Post "Top Workplaces"

Sterne Kessler is honored to be recognized by The Washington Post among 200 of the “Top Workplaces” in the Greater Washington, D.C. area for the seventh consecutive year.

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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 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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