WASHINGTON, DC (June 17, 2016) – Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox is pleased to announce that The Legal 500 has ranked the firm among the top practitioners for patent prosecution (including reexamination and post-grant proceedings) in a continuation of the firm’s rise in the rankings over the past few years. The Legal 500 ranked the firm at “tier two” and specifically noted the firm’s wide range of clients, services, and areas of expertise, in addition to highlighting its technical focus.

In addition to Sterne Kessler’s overall ranking, several directors were recognized for their individual performance over the past year. Eric Steffe, a director in Sterne Kessler’s biotech and chemical group, was selected as one of only ten “Leading Lawyers” within the field. As leaders in the firm’s patent prosecution group, Michael Specht and Michael Ray were highlighted for their work on post-grant reviews, inter partes reviews, and covered business methods. Eldora L. Ellison, Ph.D. and Robert Sokohl were also mentioned as outstanding attorneys in their respective practice areas.

About the Rankings:
The Legal 500, now in its tenth year, seeks to highlight firms that couple a national presence with the capability to handle sophisticated and complex work. The annual Legal 500 rankings are compiled with information gathered from lawyers and legal professionals, clients and individual law firms.

To view the full rankings, visit The Legal 500’s website.

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 55 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.