Washington, D.C. (May 1, 2018) – Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox is pleased to announce that Chambers & Partners USA has again listed the firm with a “Band 1” ranking among Washington, D.C.’s leading law firms in the area of intellectual property. This recognition marks the 16th 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 utility, design and covered business method patents for companies active in a variety of industry sectors, including computer software, engineering and life sciences.”

Also included in the firm’s profile are comments from Sterne Kessler’s clients who state the firm has, “The go-to experts on post-grant review proceedings, such as IPRs and CBMs.”

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 recognizes Sterne Kessler directors Jorge A. Goldstein, Ph.D. (Senior Statesman), Robert Greene Sterne (Band 1), and Tracy-Gene G. Durkin (Recognized Practitioner). Specifically, Dr. Goldstein is recognized as “well-respected,” and “brings a wealth of experience to patent prosecution matters and is noted for his cross-border expertise.” Dr. Goldstein is also ranked at the “Senior Statesmen” level in the “Life Sciences: IP/Patent Litigation – Nationwide” category. Mr. Sterne is recognized for being “extraordinarily knowledgeable and responsive. He is an aggressive advocate and he understands the full scope and nuances of very difficult subject matter.”

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 nearly 50 masters degrees and 50+ with a doctorate in science or engineering — credentials wide and deep enough to fill the faculty of a science-oriented university.