WASHINGTON, DC (May 25, 2017)Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox is pleased to announce that for the second year in a row four directors have been named to the Managing Intellectual Property (MIP) – IP STARS list of the “Top 250 Women in IP.” This list distinguishes the most accomplished female intellectual property practitioners around the world.

Recognized in the 2017 edition are directors:

  • Tracy Gene G. Durkin, chair of the Mechanical and Design Patent Practice Group.
  • Eldora L. Ellison, Ph.D., director in the Biotech/Chemical and Litigation Practice Groups.
  • Monica Riva Talley, chair of the Trademark, Advertising and Anti-Counterfeiting Practice.

Sterne Kessler is one of two Washington, D.C. – based firms to have four attorneys ranked on this prestigious list. As noted by the editors of MIP, “This list recognises female IP practitioners in private practice who have performed exceptionally for their clients and firms in the past year.” Additionally, the editors explained that the “list is based on the global research for our legal directory IP STARS, the definitive guide to the world’s leading IP firms and practitioners. The methodology includes interviews and surveys of IP practitioners in private practice and in-house.”

Please visit the Managing Intellectual Property website to see the full roster of the “Top 250 Women in IP” here.

About Sterne Kessler
Founded in 1978 and based in Washington, DC, Sterne Kessler is dedicated exclusively to the protection, transfer, and enforcement of intellectual property rights. Our team of attorneys, registered patent agents, students, and technical specialists include some of the country’s most respected practitioners of intellectual property law. Most of our professionals hold an advanced level degree, including more than 50 masters degrees and almost 55 with a doctorate in science or engineering — credentials wide and deep enough to fill the faculty of a science-oriented university.