WASHINGTON, DC (June 21, 2016) – Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox P.L.L.C. is pleased to announce that Director Robert Greene Sterne has been named an “Icon of IP” by Law360. This prestigious ranking highlights 25 “Icons” who “have made an indelible mark in the IP area.”

In the profile feature of Mr. Sterne, Law360 touches on both the formative moments and industry altering milestones that have made him one of the most highly regarded practitioners of IP law in the United States and around the world. Law360 reports that Mr. Sterne, an “electrical engineering fanatic,” founded Sterne Kessler at age 26, and grew the firm into one of the top five largest IP specialty firms in the United States. During his illustrious career, he has been intimately involved in some of the most consequential patent cases to come before the U.S. Supreme Court and the Federal Circuit Courts of Appeals, including KSR International v. Teleflex, Inc., Microsoft Corp. v. i4i Limited Partnership, and In Re Beauregard. The profile also notes Mr. Sterne’s involvement in helping draft the America Invents Act (AIA), passed in 2011, “the most significant change to the U.S. patent system in nearly six decades.”

When asked about Mr. Sterne, Former Chief Judge of the Federal Circuit and Mr. Sterne’s mentor for more than 25 years, Paul R. Michel said, “He has a keen sense of the role and perspective of investors, an understanding of the role of the business clients of lawyers and of all the decision makers, whether they’re patent examiners or Patent Trial and Appeal Board judges or federal district judges or International Trade Commission administrative law judges.” Jeff Parker, CEO of ParkerVision and Phyllis T. Turner Brim, vice president and chief IP counsel of Intellectual Ventures, both echoed Chief Judge Michel’s admiration for Mr. Sterne, highlighting his “holistic approach to helping clients,” and ability to stay “at the forefront on what’s going on in the patent arena,” respectively.

Please click the download button below to view Law360’s “Icons of IP” profile of Mr. Sterne.

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.