Washington D.C. (September 25, 2019) – Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox is pleased to announce the firm has again been ranked among top U.S. firms by LMG Life Sciences in all four intellectual property categories. The firm earned “highly recommended” status for patent prosecution, patent strategy & management, and Hatch-Waxman patent litigation. Additionally, the firm earned “recommended” status for general patent litigation.
In the individual attorney rankings, six Sterne Kessler directors have been recognized as “Life Sciences Stars” by the publication:
- Eldora L. Ellison, Ph.D.
- Gaby L. Longsworth, Ph.D.
- John Christopher "J.C." Rozendaal
- Eric K. Steffe
- Deborah Sterling, Ph.D.
- Dennies Varughese, Pharm.D.
These rankings come on the heels of Sterne Kessler being short listed in the categories of “Intellectual Property Boutique Firm of the Year,” “Intellectual Property Firm of the Year,” “Patent Strategy and Management Firm of the Year” and “Inter-Partes Review Firm of the Year” during the publication’s annual award ceremony. During the ceremony, Director Eldora L. Ellison, Ph.D. was named “Post-Grant Proceedings Attorney of the Year” and Director Eric K. Steffe was a finalist in the "Patent Strategy & Management Attorney of the Year – District of Columbia” category.
This is the seventh consecutive year that Sterne Kessler has received market-leading awards and rankings from LMG Life Sciences. The editor’s note that Sterne Kessler is “well known as a destination shop for post-grant proceedings, an area of high activity for the group over the past year.” A source spoken to during their research remarked, “When I need an expert in PTAB appeals, I go to Sterne Kessler.”
About LMG Life Sciences
LMG Life Sciences is a resource for in-house counsel identifying leading lawyers and firms in multiply practice areas, including intellectual property, regulatory, transactional, and non-IP litigation. Research is based on review of nearly 1,000 interviews and surveys completed by partners active in the market, as well as a review of public information and feedback from clients within the industry. The LMG Life Sciences ranking publication and awards are produced annually.
About Sterne Kessler
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 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.