Washington, DC (May 31, 2017) – Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox is pleased to announce that The Legal 500 has ranked the firm and its attorneys among the top practitioners in the United States for patent prosecution (including reexamination and post-grant proceedings). The Legal 500 recognized the firm among the best of the best in intellectual property law and noted Sterne Kessler as having “one of the leading post-grant proceedings practices in the country.”

In addition to the firm’s overall rankings, several directors were lauded for their individual performance over the past year. Specifically, Eric K. Steffe and Robert Greene Sterne were both selected as “Leading Lawyers” in their field with Richard D. Coller III selected among the “Next Generation Lawyers” by The Legal 500 research team. The “highly recommended” attorneys include Eldora L. Ellison, Ph.D. who was highlighted for her work in patent prosecution and inter partes reviews and David K.S. Cornwell was noted for expertise in design patents and mechanical devices. Additionally, Robert E. Sokohl, Mark W. Rygiel, and Michael B. Ray were recognized among the best of the best in the category of patent prosecution (including reexamination and post-grant proceedings).

About the Rankings

The U.S. edition of The Legal 500 is in its 11th year and seeks to highlight practice area teams who are providing the most cutting edge and innovative advice to corporate counsel. The annual Legal 500 rankings are compiled with information gathered from lawyers and legal professionals, clients and individual law firms. To view the full rankings, please click 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 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.