WASHINGTON, D.C. (March 19, 2018) – Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox is proud to announce that firm directors Monica Riva Talley and Paul Calvo, Ph.D. have been recognized as “JD Supra Top Authors” in the online publication’s “2018 Readers’ Choice Awards.” The awards acknowledge individual authors and law firms for excellence in writing and for thought leadership.

Talley, head of Sterne Kessler’s Trademark & Brand Protection Practice, was recognized among the top three authors in the subject area of trademarks. Calvo, a director in the firm’s Biotechnology & Chemical Practice Group, was recognized among the top ten authors in the subject area of patents. Both were recognized for their high level of visibility and engagement in their respective subject areas.

Talley and Calvo serve as editors for two of Sterne Kessler’s regularly published e-newsletters. Talley leads a team of writers for “MarkIt to Market,” which covers developments and trends in trademarks and brand protection. Calvo leads a group of authors for “Global Patent Prosecution” with content geared toward biotech and pharmaceutical companies focused on global patent prosecution strategies. The firm’s newsletters are available here.

This year, 242 authors from a pool of almost 50,000 were recognized in JD Supra‘s annual “Readers’ Choice Awards” program. According to the publisher, award recipients were determined by reviewing readership data in 26 key, cross-industry topics, and eight emerging topics. More information is available on the JD Supra website here.

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 nearly 50 master’s degrees and an additional 50+ with a doctorate in science or engineering.