WASHINGTON, DC (January 24, 2018) – Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox P.L.L.C. is pleased to announce that the firm continues to be a leader at the US Patent and Trademark Office Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB), according to data recently released by Docket Navigator and analyzed by Managing Intellectual Property. The rankings identify the top petitioners, patent owners, law firms and attorneys at the PTAB for petitions filed in 2017.

The firm remained among the top 10 law firms for representing petitioners and patent owners in PTAB proceedings. Sterne Kessler was the patent owner law firm for 42 petitions filed in 2017, and on the petitioner side, the firm represented clients in 45 proceedings. Overall, the firm secured a sixth place standing among law firms representing petitioners and patent owners combined, with 87 total representations.

Sterne Kessler has been a leader at the PTAB since the Board was established in 2012, having filed petitions or defended patent owners in 700 America Invents Act proceedings. The firm has represented clients in 628 inter partes reviews (IPRs), 52 covered business method reviews (CBMs), 17 post grant reviews (PGRs), and 3 derivation proceedings (DERs).

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.