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Sterne Kessler Scores $83.4M Federal Jury Verdict for TwinStrand Biosciences, Inc.

Sterne Kessler is pleased to announce our litigation team successfully represented TwinStrand Biosciences and the University of Washington in a federal patent infringement case against Guardant Health. On November 14, 2023, a jury awarded $83.4 million in past damages and also found that Guardant Health willfully infringed the two asserted patents by the sale of Guardant’s FDA-approved Guardant 360 CDx product, as well as all of its other commercial products in cancer screening, detection, and characterization.

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Sterne Kessler Secures Denial of PGR for Largest Cancer Center in the US

Sterne Kessler successfully secured denial of a post-grant review petition at the PTAB on behalf of the patent owner Board of Regents, The University of Texas System. Investigators at the System’s MD Anderson Cancer Center, a comprehensive cancer center in Houston, Texas, that is the largest cancer center in the U.S., developed the cancer treatment technology at issue.

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Sterne Kessler Honored as US Post-Grant Firm of the Year at Global IP Awards

The firm has been named Post-Grant Firm of the Year for the United States at the Global IP Awards—a recognition of Sterne Kessler’s status as a dominant force in PTAB litigation. 

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Top Rankings in Patexia’s 2023 PTAB Intelligence Report

Sterne Kessler and 10 attorneys earned top rankings in Patexia’s 2023 PTAB Intelligence Report. Of particular note, Sterne Kessler was rated the best performing law firm representing patent owners.

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Washington Post "Top Workplaces"

Sterne Kessler is delighted to announce that the firm has been named a 2023 "Top Workplace" in the greater Washington, D.C. area by The Washington Post. The firm is just one of eight employers to have earned the distinction every year for the last 10 years.

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Chambers USA Awards Sterne Kessler Sole Band 1 Ranking

Chambers USA has once again awarded the firm the only “Band 1” ranking in Patent Prosecution for the fifth consecutive year among Washington, D.C. firms. 


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Chambers USA Exclusively Awards Sterne Kessler the Band 1 Patent Prosecution Ranking Among D.C. Firms

Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox is pleased to announce that for the fifth consecutive year, the firm has earned the sole Band 1 ranking in the Intellectual Property: Patent Prosecution category among Washington, D.C.’s leading law firms in the 2023 Chambers USA guide. This marks the 21st consecutive year that Sterne Kessler has been recognized by Chambers USA for excellence in intellectual property law.


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