Washington, D.C. (September 8, 2023) – Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox is proud to announce that both the firm and Director John Christopher "J.C." Rozendaal earned recognition at the prestigious 2023 LMG Life Sciences Americas Awards. Sterne Kessler was named “Patent Strategy Firm of the Year” while Rozendaal won the “Hatch-Waxman Litigator of the Year – Generic” award at a ceremony in New York, NY on September 7, 2023. Rozendaal heads the firm’s Trial & Appellate Practice Group and maintains a robust life sciences practice.
Sterne Kessler was further recognized on the shortlist for several award categories, including: Intellectual Property Boutique Firm of the Year, Hatch-Waxman Litigation Firm of the Year – Generic, Inter-Partes Review Firm of the Year, and Firm of the Year – Intellectual Property. Additionally, Director and leader of the firm’s Biotechnology & Chemical Practice Group Deborah Sterling, Ph.D., was a finalist for “Patent Strategy Attorney of the Year – DC Metro.”
2023 marks the 11th consecutive year that Sterne Kessler has earned LMG Life Sciences Americas Awards for exceptional intellectual property work in the life sciences industries, earning a “Hatch-Waxman Impact Case of the Year” award in 2022 for its representation of Teva Pharmaceuticals in Adapt Pharma v. Teva (Fed Cir 2022). Rozendaal previously received the “Hatch-Waxman Litigator of the Year” award in 2021 and has been ranked as a “Life Sciences Star” by LMG Life Sciences every year since 2019.
LMG Life Sciences notes that the annual Americas Awards recipients “are determined through a rigorous research process that aims to survey excellent legal service over a 12-month period.” View the complete list of 2023 Americas Awards winners here.
About Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox
Based in Washington, D.C. and renowned for more than four decades for dedication to the protection, transfer, and enforcement of intellectual property rights, Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox is one of the most highly regarded intellectual property specialty law firms in the world. Its team of attorneys, registered patent agents, students, and technical specialists include some of the country's most respected practitioners of IP law tackling innovations across a broad spectrum of industries. The firm’s practitioners hold over 50 masters and over 60 doctorate degrees in science or engineering and represent Fortune 500 companies, entrepreneurs, start-ups, inventors, venture capital firms, and universities in a client service driven environment that is welcoming, inclusive, and intellectually stimulating. Visit the firm online at sternekessler.com.