Washington, D.C. (September 29, 2021) – Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox is pleased to announce the firm and seven directors’ inclusion in the 2021 LMG Life Sciences rankings. This marks the ninth consecutive year that Sterne Kessler has been listed among the top intellectual property firms for achievements in life sciences. The firm received a “highly recommended” ranking in the categories of patent prosecution, patent strategy & management, and Hatch-Waxman patent litigation (generic) in addition to “recommended” status in the general patent litigation category.
The following Sterne Kessler directors were named “Life Sciences Stars” and are recognized in specific patent practice areas:
- Eldora L. Ellison, Ph.D.: Patent Prosecution, Patent Strategy & Management, General Patent Litigation
- Carla Ji-Eun Kim: Patent Strategy & Management
- Gaby L. Longsworth, Ph.D.: Patent Prosecution, Patent Strategy & Management
- John Christopher "J.C." Rozendaal: Hatch-Waxman Patent Litigation
- Eric K. Steffe: Patent Prosecution, Patent Strategy & Management, General Patent Litigation
- Deborah Sterling, Ph.D.: Patent Prosecution
- Dennies Varughese, Pharm.D.: Hatch-Waxman Patent Litigation
These rankings follow the recognition of three Sterne Kessler directors at the annual LMG Life Sciences Americas Awards that were held on September 22, 2021. Eldora L. Ellison, Ph.D. was inducted into the LMG Life Sciences Hall of Fame, J.C. Rozendaal was named the Hatch-Waxman Litigator of the Year, and Deborah Sterling, Ph.D. was honored as the Patent Strategy Attorney of the Year (DC Metro). Read more about the awards in our press release here.
LMG Life Sciences bases its law firm and individual practitioner rankings on case evidence, peer feedback, and client feedback. Read more about the organization’s methodology here. View Sterne Kessler’s LMG Life Sciences profile and complete 2021 rankings here.
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.