Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox has been honored by The Legal 500 as one of America’s leading firms in the area of patent prosecution for utility and design patents. The Legal 500 highlighted the firms work with both extensive and active portfolios as well as start-up companies, our nearly 170 patent professionals, and our expertise in biotechnology, microfluidics, clean technology, and nanotechnology.

In addition to the firms ranking, five Sterne Kessler directors were mentioned for their individual expertise. Those mentioned include Salvador M. Bezos for his knowledge of computing, Mark W. Rygiel for his work on complex post-grant proceedings and freedom-to-operate issues, as well as Michael V. Messinger, Michelle A. Cimbala, Ph.D., and Marsha Rose Gillentine Ph.D..

The Legal 500, now in its eighth year, seeks to highlight firms that couple a national presence with the capability to handle sophisticated and complex work. Their annual rankings are compiled with information gathered from lawyers and legal professionals, clients, and individual law firms.

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