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Sterne Kessler Snags Sole Band 1 Chambers Ranking for Patent Prosecution Among Top Washington D.C. IP Firms

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Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox PLLC
17th Consecutive Year at Top of Category

Washington D.C. (April 26, 2019) - Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox is proud to announce that Chambers & Partners USA has again listed the firm with a "Band 1" ranking among Washington, D.C.'s leading intellectual property law firms in the area of patent prosecution. Sterne Kessler is the only firm in the Band 1 position. This recognition marks the 17th consecutive year that this 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’s “reputation for having a deep bench of talent with specialization in all aspects of intellectual property is well deserved.”

Additionally, 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) in the Washington, D.C. patent prosecution category. Specifically, Goldstein is recognized as “well-respected,” and is distinguished for bringing a “wealth of experience to patent prosecution matters and is noted for his cross-border expertise.” He is also ranked at the “Senior Statesmen” level in the “Life Sciences: IP/Patent Litigation – Nationwide” category. Sterne received recognition for his strong reputation in the market, and it is observed that his “enthusiasm is unbounded; it's like he eats, breathes and lives patent litigation." Durkin is ranked based on her highly sought after expertise in design patents.

Chambers & Partners USA

This publication 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 some 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.chambersandpartners.com.

About Sterne Kessler

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 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 50 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.

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