Washington D.C. (September 22, 2020) – Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox is pleased to announce that Directors Robert Greene Sterne, Jorge A. Goldstein, Ph.D. and Pauline M. Pelletier have been recognized in the 27th edition of Best Lawyers in America. This is Sterne’s sixteenth consecutive year of being ranked by Best Lawyers in America, Dr. Goldstein’s thirteenth straight year, and Pelletier’s debut.

Sterne was nominated by peers for his outstanding achievements in the category of litigation-patent. This follows numerous recent accolades, including recognition in the 2020 edition of Chambers & Partners USA in the area of “District of Columbia, Intellectual Property: Patent Prosecution,” and being listed among the “leading IP practitioners in the world” by the World Intellectual Property Review (WIPR) in their 2020 “WIPR Leaders” publication. In the 2020 Intellectual Asset Management “IAM Strategy 300: The World’s Leading IP Strategists,” Sterne was acknowledged as a “patent prophet.”

Selected by his peers as among the best in the fields of biotechnology and life sciences practice, litigation-patent, and patent law, Dr. Goldstein has also garnered several recent awards and achievements. In 2020, Dr. Goldstein was recognized by Chambers & Partners USA as “Senior Statesperson for USA – Nationwide, Life Sciences: IP/Patent Litigation,” as well as “Senior Statesperson for District of Columbia, Intellectual Property: Patent Prosecution.” Additionally, Dr. Goldstein was named as Best Lawyers’ 2021 “Lawyer of the Year” in the biotechnology and life sciences practice category. This marks Dr. Goldstein’s fourth time being recognized for this award.

Pelletier, a rising star in IP law, was recognized in Best Lawyers “Ones to Watch” list in the categories of litigation-intellectual property and litigation-patent. This marks Pelletier’s debut with the publication. In 2020, she was also recognized as a “Rising Star” in intellectual property by Super Lawyers.

To view the full 2021 Best Lawyers rankings, please click here.

About Best Lawyers

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About Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox

Based in Washington, D.C. and renowned for more than four decades for dedication to the protection, transfer, 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, students, and technical specialists include some of the country’s most respected practitioners of IP law tackling innovations across a broad spectrum of industries. The firm’s practitioners hold over 50 masters and over 50 doctorate degrees in science or engineering and 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.