WASHINGTON, D.C. (September 14, 2016) – Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox P.L.L.C. is pleased to announce the firm has been recognized as the winner of the LMG Life Sciences, “Inter Partes Review Firm of the Year.” This award is further recognition of the firm’s success at the USPTO Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB), which has been well-documented by leading legal industry publications. In 2015, Sterne Kessler was the first firm to be recognized as Managing Intellectual Property’s “PTAB Firm of the Year.” Earlier this year, Law360 reported Sterne Kessler to be among the “Busiest Firms at the PTAB.”

Sterne Kessler was also shortlisted by LMG Life Sciences in the categories of “Patent Strategy and Management Firm of the Year” and “Intellectual Property Firm of the Year.” Directors Jorge A. Goldstein, Ph.D. and Daniel E. Yonan were among the finalists in the, “Patent Strategy and Management Attorney of the Year,” category, while Eldora L. Ellison, Ph.D. was among the nominees for “Post Grant Proceedings Attorney of the Year.”

This is the fourth consecutive year that Sterne Kessler has received a market-leading award from the LMG Life Sciences for its tireless work within the industry. The award comes directly on the heels of Sterne Kessler’s most recent achievement as the first firm to reach 500 proceedings before the PTAB, 448 of which were IPRs.

LMG Life Science says the firm is, “a powerhouse in ANDA work…peers recognize the firm for its specialized technical knowledge, industry experience, and stringent hiring standards.” In addition, five Sterne Kessler directors were selected as “Life Science Stars” by the magazine:

  • David K.S. Cornwell
  • Eldora L. Ellison, Ph.D.
  • Jorge A. Goldstein, Ph.D.
  • Gaby L. Longsworth, Ph.D.
  • Daniel E. Yonan

About LMG Life Sciences
LMG Life Sciences is a resource for in-house counsel identifying leading lawyers and firms in multiple practice areas, including intellectual property, regulatory, transactional and non-IP litigation. Research is based on review of nearly 1,000 interviews and surveys completed by partners active in the market, as well as a review of public information and feedback from clients within the industry.

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 60 with a doctorate in science or engineering — credentials wide and deep enough to fill the faculty of a science-oriented university.