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Director Sal Bezos Appointed Chair of AIPLA’s PTAB Trial Committee

The firm is pleased to share that Director Sal Bezos has been appointed Chair of AIPLA's PTAB Trial Committee. Bezos’ two-year term is effective from October 2022 through October 2024.

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Sterne Kessler and Its Attorneys Ranked Highly for Appellate Practice in Patexia’s 2022 CAFC Intelligence Report

The firm and seven directors have been ranked among the top law firms in multiple categories of Patexia’s recently released 2022 CAFC Intelligence Report – a comprehensive report on the top 100 best performing and most active law firms and attorneys at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (CAFC).

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Director Monica Riva Talley Wins 2022 Lexology Client Choice Award

Director Monica Riva Talley has earned a Lexology Client Choice Award for the second consecutive year in recognition of her exceptional client service.

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Seven Directors Named "Life Sciences Stars" by LMG Life Sciences

Congratulations to Directors Eldora Ellison, Carla Kim, Gaby Longsworth, J.C. Rozendaal, Eric Steffe, Debs Sterling, and Dennies Varughese for being recognized as "Life Sciences Stars" by LMG Life Sciences.

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Sterne Kessler Ranked Among Top Firms in Law360’s 2022 Diversity Snapshot

Sterne Kessler is proud to rank among the top 5 firms for overall diversity and among the top 3 firms for equity partnership diversity in our size category, as reported in Law360’s 2022 Diversity Snapshot. "We strive to continue increasing our diversity in all of our attorney and staff levels by fostering a welcoming, equitable, and inclusive culture, providing professional development and mentoring, and offering insightful programming," said Director and Diversity & Inclusion Committee Chair Gaby Longsworth.

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Sterne Kessler Named a 2022 "Top Workplace"

Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox is proud to announce that the firm has been recognized by The Washington Post as a “Top Workplace” in the Greater Washington, D.C. area for the ninth consecutive year!

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Sterne Kessler Receives Sole Band 1 Ranking

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


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Sterne Kessler Receives Sole Band 1 Chambers USA Ranking in Patent Prosecution for Fourth Consecutive Year Among D.C. Firms

Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox is proud to announce that Chambers USA has awarded the firm a "Band 1" ranking among Washington, D.C.'s leading intellectual property law firms in the area of patent prosecution. This marks the fourth consecutive year that Sterne Kessler was the only firm named in the Band 1 position in the annual rankings.