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Firm Appoints Three New Directors

The firm is pleased to announce the election of Todd M. Hopfinger, Josephine Kim, and William H. Milliken to the directorship, effective January 1, 2021.

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Firm Promotes Four to Counsel

The firm is pleased to announce the promotion of Dohm Chankong, Cynthia L. DeRenzo, Ph.D., Brian Dudley, Ph.D., and Lauren C. Schleh to counsel.

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Fed. Circ. Agrees That Caterpillar ITC Patent Claim Is Invalid

The Federal Circuit recently upheld a U.S. ITC decision in favor of firm client Wirtgen. This win is part of an ongoing battle with Caterpillar led by Sterne Kessler’s Wirtgen litigation team.


Latest Podcast Episode

The third episode of our IP Hot Topics: Innovation Conversations podcast features guest Andrei Iancu, Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the United States Patent and Trademark Office.


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.


Design Law 2020 Virtual Event

Sterne Kessler recently co-hosted the Design Law 2020 Virtual Event, featuring a keynote address from USPTO Director Andrei Iancu. View the on demand recording for the keynote and all presentations!

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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:
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Based on a survey of over 300 United States law firms, Sterne Kessler ranked fourth overall in the “Firms With 101 – 250 Attorneys” group.