WASHINGTON, DC (May 26, 2017) – Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox is pleased to announce that Chambers & Partners USA has again listed the firm with a “Band 1” ranking among Washington, DC’s leading law firms in the area of intellectual property. This recognition marks the fifteenth year consecutive year that the definitive professional guide has rated the firm among the best-of-the-best firms in the United States.

The Chambers guide describes the firm as “highly valued for its ability to prepare and prosecute patents for companies active in a variety of industry sectors including computer software, engineering and life sciences. Continues to excel in IPR and other USPTO proceedings and represents a fine choice of counsel for startups and emerging companies.” Also included in the firm’s profile are comments from Sterne Kessler’s clients who state how the firm’s “really skilled team of lawyers” has enabled the firm to become “an icon” in patent prosecution.

In addition to the firm’s “Band 1” ranking in the category “Intellectual Property: Patent Prosecution – District of Columbia,” the newly released edition of Chambers features Sterne Kessler directors David K.S. Cornwell (Band 2), Jorge A. Goldstein, Ph.D. (Band 2), and Robert Greene Sterne (Band 1) as “outstanding attorney[s]” in their field. Additionally, Tracy-Gene G. Durkin is noted as a “Recognised Practitioner.” Dr. Goldstein is also ranked at the “Band 2” level in the “Life Sciences: IP/Patent Litigation — Nationwide” category.

Chambers & Partners USA is an independent, objective, research-based publishing group. Each year the publisher compiles its directory of “America’s Leading Lawyers for Business” as recommended by the marketplace. Unlike other publishers that allow firms to purchase a mention or ranking, the inclusion of a law firm in the Chambers & Partners guide is based on merit alone. To view the comprehensive Chambers & Partner rankings, please visit: www.chambers.com

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 50 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.