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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.

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Law360 Diversity Snapshot: 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.


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Books and Chapters

U.S. Biotechnology Patent Law, 2020-2021 ed.

Director Jorge A. Goldstein, Ph.D. has updated his highly regarded book with a 2020 edition that is now available!

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Women, Diversity & Change Virtual Summit

Redefining Success in the Age of COVID-19: The Bridge to the New Normal
Hosted by CenterForce

September 23, 2020

Chandrika Vira
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Teva Gets Fed. Circ. to Affirm Thyroid Patent is Indefinite

Law360 published coverage of Sterne Kessler’s Federal Circuit victory for our client Teva.


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Patent Prosecution Tool Kit

The latest edition of Patent Prosecution Tool Kit highlights some of the aspects of patent prosecution that our Sterne Kessler professionals are following.

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Stay up-to-speed with weekly information and analysis on developments in intellectual property law and related industry news from Sterne Kessler attorneys.

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.


Only Band 1 Patent Prosecution Firm in DC

This recognition marks the 17th consecutive year that this definitive professional guide has rated the firm among the best-of-the-best.