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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.


Latest Podcast Episode!

The seventh episode of our IP Hot Topics podcast features Allen Chen, the Mars 2020 Entry, Descent, and Landing (EDL) Lead at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory.

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Super Lawyers Recognizes 17 Attorneys

Congratulations to 17 of our attorneys for being recognized by Super Lawyers  as “Super Lawyers” and “Rising Stars.”


Firm Ranked Among the Top 3 with Most PTAB Work in 2020

As reported by Law360, Sterne Kessler ranks among the top three law firms with the most PTAB work.

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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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Technical Minds.
Legal Muscle.

Protecting your intellectual property is our passion. We've been on the cutting edge of IP law for 40+ years — defending your inventions so you can break ground on the next big thing.


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.