WASHINGTON, DC (April 25, 2016) – Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox is pleased to announce that nine of its attorneys have been named to the 2016 Washington, DC Super Lawyers list. Annually, the rating service selects “Super Lawyers” and “Rising Stars” in more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement.

Recognized on this year’s “Super Lawyers” list are Jorge A. Goldstein, Ph.D. and Robert Greene Sterne in the intellectual property category and Mark Fox Evens and Byron Pickard in the intellectual property litigation category.

Notably, Sterne Kessler has five attorneys recognized as 2016 “Rising Stars” in 2016, including: Nirav N. Desai, Richard P. Hadorn, Michael R. Malek, Jonathan Tuminaro, Ph.D., and Dennies Varughese. Desai joins Malek in the IP category, while Hadorn, Tuminaro, and Varughese are recognized in the IP litigation category. This is the second consecutive year that Desai,Hadorn, Malek, Tuminaro, and Varughese have been “Rising Stars.”

Super Lawyers selects attorneys using peer nominations and evaluations combined with third party research. Each candidate is evaluated on 12 indicators of peer recognition and professional achievement. The selection process for the ‘Rising Stars’ list is the same as the Super Lawyers selection process, with one exception: to be eligible for inclusion in Rising Stars, a candidate must be either 40- years-old or younger or in practice for 10 years or less. The complete Super Lawyers for Washington, DC are available online 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 55 masters degrees and more than 60 with a doctorate in science or engineering — credentials wide and deep enough to fill the faculty of a science-oriented university.