WASHINGTON, DC (May 31, 2016) – Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox Directors Tracy-Gene G. Durkin and Jorge A. Goldstein, Ph.D. are among 50 of the top intellectual property practitioners in the U.S recognized in National Law Journal’s fourth annual “Intellectual Property (IP) Trailblazers” special supplement. This is the third consecutive year the Sterne Kessler attorneys have been named among the prestigious roster of trailblazers.

The editors note Dr. Goldstein as “one of the first biochemist-lawyers from his era” and acknowledge his leadership as the creator of the firm’s pro bono practice focusing on human rights issues for indigenous groups. A prolific writer and thought leader on IP law and biotechnology, Dr. Goldstein’s soon-to-be-published casebook on US biotechnology patent law is also highlighted.

Accomplished design patent lawyer and leader of the Mechanical and Design Patent Group at Sterne Kessler, Ms. Durkin’s management of design patents for Apple, Inc. is noted in her profile. She remarks, “For the first time in 125 years the U.S. Supreme Court will hear a case around design patents in Apple v. Samsung, which I prosecuted. It may be the most important thing that will happen in my career.”

The National Law Journal “IP Trailblazers” feature, may be seen online here. To view Ms. Durkin’s profile, please see page 8. Dr. Goldstein’s profile is available on page 10.

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.