Washington, D.C. (June 7, 2024) – Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox is pleased to announce that, in the 2024 Chambers USA guide, it has once again earned the sole Band 1 ranking in the Intellectual Property: Patent Prosecution category among Washington, D.C.’s leading law firms—the sixth straight year the firm has received this honor on its own. Sterne Kessler was also recognized for its patent litigation prowess in the “IP: Patent Litigation, District of Columbia” category. Overall, this marks the 22nd year in a row that Sterne Kessler has been acknowledged by Chambers USA for excellence in intellectual property law.

In this year’s guide, Chambers editors again praise Sterne Kessler as “an impressive IP boutique which is highly valued for its ability to prepare and prosecute utility, design and covered business method patents.” They single out the firm as “a fine choice of counsel for companies of all sizes” and for continuing to excel in inter partes review and other USPTO proceedings.

A litigation client, quoted in the 2024 guide, remarks that the Sterne Kessler teams are “organized, focused and have delivered results.” They further note that the firm’s lawyers are “highly technical, yet know how to convey the happenings of the matter to us at a level we can understand.” Another client stated that. “The IP experts at Sterne are technically savvy, make an effort to master the science, and are experts in patent law and IP business matters.”

In the 2024 practitioner rankings, Chambers USA has recognized three Sterne Kessler directors: Eldora L. Ellison, Ph.D., Jorge A. Goldstein, Ph.D., and Robert Greene Sterne. This is a repeat recognition for Ellison in the national Life Sciences category, along with a debut appearance in the D.C. Patent Prosecution category, following multiple recognitions throughout her career from other prominent IP publications.

Sterne and Goldstein have maintained their exceptional standing as “Senior Statesmen’ in the “IP: Patent Prosecution, District of Columbia” category. Chambers editors describe Sterne as “a respected patent attorney who has extensive experience in providing IP counseling and patent prosecution services,” while Goldstein is seen as one who offers “substantial expertise in the biotechnology sector. … [and] is highly experienced in the preparation and procurement of complex patents.” The two have been recognized by Chambers USA for many years and have received favorable client recognitions spanning decades.

The complete 2024 Chambers USA guide is available here.

About Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox
Based in Washington, D.C. and renowned for more than four decades for dedication to the protection, enhancement, and enforcement of intellectual property rights, Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox is one of the most highly regarded intellectual property specialty law firms in the world. Its team of attorneys, registered patent agents, technical specialists, specialized trademark paralegals, and law clerks include some of the country’s most respected practitioners of IP law, tackling innovations across a broad spectrum of industries. The firm’s practitioners represent Fortune 500 companies, entrepreneurs, start-ups, inventors, venture capital firms, and universities in a client service driven environment that is welcoming, inclusive, and intellectually stimulating. Visit the firm online at sternekessler.com.

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