New Podcast Episode!

The fifth episode of our IP Hot Topics podcast features guest Paul Reed Smith, Founder and Managing General Partner of Paul Reed Smith Guitars.


Firm Featured in WTR 1000

Congratulations to Directors Monica Talley and Tracy Durkin, who are ranked in the 2021 edition of World Trademark Review 1000! Counsels Lauriel Dalier and Dana Justus are also deemed “future leaders.”

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Upcoming Speaking Engagements


Explore all of the upcoming virtual conferences, webinars, and other speaking engagements featuring IP professionals from Sterne Kessler!


Director Ellison Named Among “Black Leaders Worth Watching”

This inaugural award comes four years after being recognized as a “Woman Worth Watching” in 2016.


New Publication!

The firm is pleased to announce the release of “Federal Circuit Appeals from the PTAB and ITC: Summaries of Key 2020 Decisions.” The fourth annual report provides insights into last year’s significant rulings on appeals from the PTAB and the ITC. 


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.


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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 2020:
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.