WASHINGTON, DC (April 3, 2017) Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox is proud to announce that firm directors, Tracy-Gene G. Durkin and Monica Riva Talley, have been recognized as “JD Supra Top Authors” in the publication’s “2017 Readers’ Choice Awards”. The awards acknowledge individual authors and law firms for excellence in writing and for thought leadership.

Durkin is a director and leader of the firm’s Mechanical and Design Patent Group, and Talley is a director and leads Sterne Kessler’s Trademark, Advertising, and Anti-Counterfeiting Practice. Both were recognized as JD Supra “Top Authors” for their level of visibility and engagement in the subject area of trademarks, with Talley being the number one author in this overall category.

This year, 24 firms and over 200 authors, from a pool of more than 40,000, were recognized in JD Supra’s annual Readers’ Choice Awards program. According to the online publisher, award recipients were determined by reviewing readership data in twelve key industries, thirteen cross-industry topics, and nine emerging topics. More information is available on the publisher’s website here.

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