WASHINGTON, D.C. (December 8, 2015) – Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox P.L.L.C. is pleased to announce Robert Greene Sterne has been named one of the “Top Ten Legal Innovators in North America” by the Financial Times in the 2015 Innovative Lawyers in North America report.

In acknowledging Mr. Sterne, the Financial Times reports, “Robert Greene Sterne has set out to understand and lay bare the complexities of patent litigation. From the start of his career, when he founded what would become the intellectual property boutique Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox a year after completing law school, he has created and led some of the most forward-thinking legal education programmes in intellectual property.”

Mr. Sterne’s breadth of expertise and leadership have been consistently lauded by his peers in the intellectual property arena. For this particular award, Mr. Sterne was chosen among 275 submissions and nominations.

“It is an honor to be recognized by the Financial Times as one of its top legal innovators among a group of colleagues for whom I have the greatest respect and admiration,” said Mr. Sterne. “The platform on which this award is based is aligned with what we strive to achieve for our clients at Sterne Kessler – to remain forward-thinking in our approach and to treat each client as if they are our only client by presenting customized and innovative ideas that address their most complex IP challenges.”

The annual Financial Times “Innovative Layers” program, including a FT special report and an awards gala, recognizes individual lawyers and law firms for innovation in a variety of practice areas based on the originality of legal work, the rationale behind strategy, and the impact of the work on clients’ business. A panel of judges assess each nominee before determining the top ten. Mr. Sterne was selected as a top innovator among 275 submissions and nominations that were considered. The Innovative Lawyers report is compiled in partnership with RSG Consulting and is the only legal industry ranking of lawyers by innovation.

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 55 masters degrees and more than 60 with a doctorate in science or engineering — credentials wide and deep enough to fill the faculty of a science-oriented university.