WASHINGTON, DC (May 25, 2016) – Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox has been recognized in Intellectual Asset Management (IAM) magazine’s “IAM Patent 1000 2016 – The World’s Leading Patent Practitioners,” an extensive guide honoring leading private practice patent professionals in varying specialty practice areas and regions around the world. For the fifth consecutive year, Sterne Kessler is noted as “a trendsetter” and a “thought leader on inter partes review and other administrative trials,” receiving recognition for patent litigation, prosecution, and transactions in the Washington, DC Metro area.

Twelve firm directors were honored by IAM for their individual achievements, including:

  • Tracy-Gene G. Durkin, Patent Prosecution (Recommended); Patent Litigation (Silver Band)
  • Eldora L. Ellison, Ph.D., Patent Litigation (Silver Band)
  • Mark Fox Evens, Patent Litigation (Silver Band)
  • Donald J. Featherstone, Patent Prosecution (Recommended)
  • Jorge A. Goldstein, Ph.D., Patent Transactions (Recommended); Patent Prosecution (Highly Recommended)
  • Lori A. Gordon, Patent Litigation (Bronze Band)
  • Michael Q. Lee, Patent Transactions (Highly Recommended); Patent Prosecution (Highly Recommended)
  • Michael B. Ray, Patent Transactions (Recommended); Patent Prosecution (Recommended)
  • Robert E. Sokohl, Patent Transactions (Recommended); Patent Prosecution (Recommended) Patent Litigation (Bronze Band)
  • Eric K. Steffe, Patent Prosecution (Recommended)
  • Robert Green Sterne, Patent Transactions (Recommended); Patent Litigation (Silver Band)
  • Daniel E. Yonan, Patent Litigation (Bronze Band)

The IAM Patent 1000 is a standalone publication that identifies individual and firm expertise in all major areas of patent law and practice. Through an extensive research process conducted by a team of highly qualified, full-time analysts, the publication identifies the top patent practitioners, as well as leading patent law and attorney firms, in 46 of the world’s most important jurisdictions and 18 states in the US.