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.



Read the July 2021 issue of Sterne Kessler's MarkIt to Market® newsletter for analysis of fluid trademarks and the Cannabis Administration and Opportunity Act.


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The Washington Post "Top Workplace"

Sterne Kessler has been named a "Top Workplace" by The Washington Post for the eighth consecutive year!

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Sterne Kessler Recognized in BTI Client Survey

BTI Consulting Group has recognized Sterne Kessler among select midsize law firms across the country whose clients single them out for “punching way above their weight class.” Top legal decision makers, including in-house counsel, praise the named firms for their understanding of the issues, making deep connections, and providing quick opinions, among other strengths.


Sterne Kessler Ranked by The Legal 500

The Legal 500 has ranked Sterne Kessler a "Top Tier" firm in the “Patents: Prosecution (including reexamination and post-grant proceedings)” category. Director Eldora Ellison was also named a "Leading Lawyer."

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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.

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.