WASHINGTON, DC (March 16, 2018) – Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox P.L.L.C., is pleased to announce the firm has won two top honors from Managing Intellectual Property magazine and the publication’s annual “MIP Awards” in the categories of “Outstanding Litigator: PTAB” and “Patent Prosecution: Northeast.” The “Outstanding Litigator: PTAB” accolade was in given to Eldora L. Ellison, Ph.D, a director in Sterne Kessler’s Biotechnology/Chemical and Trial & Appellate Practice Groups. Dr. Ellison has received acknowledgement for her exemplary work on several previous occasions, as Managing Intellectual Property nominated her for its “PTAB Litigator of the Year” award, named her as an “IP Star” in 2017 for the fifth year in a row, and consistently rank her among their “Top 250 Women of IP.”

In addition to Sterne Kessler’s representation in these two winning categories of the MIP Awards, the firm was shortlisted in three additional categories. Specifically, the firm is ranked among the best firms in the U.S. for patent prosecution and handling matters at the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB). Furthermore, Sterne Kessler continued to be listed among the top “IP Specialty Firms,” a recognition it has received consistently since the MIP rankings were established.

About the MIP Award

Managing Intellectual Property’s “Annual Patent Survey” is one of the intellectual property industry’s largest and most detailed analyses of the world’s leading patent firms. Rankings are based on extensive research, including client and peer interviews from leading attorneys in the field.

About Sterne Kessler

Founded in 1978 and based in Washington, D.C., 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 over 50 with masters degrees and more than 55 with a doctorate in science or engineering – credentials wide and deep enough to fill the faculty of a science-oriented university.