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Kristina Caggiano Kelly


Kristina Caggiano Kelly

Kristina Caggiano Kelly is counsel in Sterne Kessler’s Trial & Appellate Practice Group, representing clients in all stages of litigation before the PTAB, district courts, Federal Circuit, and Supreme Court. She has experience in both litigation and patent prosecution in a wide variety of technological areas, including Hatch-Waxman filings, International Trade Commission investigations, and opinion work.

Before joining Sterne Kessler, Kristina practiced intellectual property law, as well as government contracts, administrative law, and other complex commercial litigation. She also has experience representing veterans in pro bono matters before the Court of Appeals for Veterans’ Claims.

Kristina also served in an 18-month clerkship for the Honorable Sharon Prost, United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.

Kristina has industry experience in drug design and development, interning for Biogen, Inc., in Cambridge, MA, and worked as an assistant researcher in the Molecular Genetics, Microbiology, and Immunology Department at Robert Wood University Hospital.  

Kristina received her J.D., Wharton Certificate in Business and Public Policy, from the University of Pennsylvania School of Law, her B.A. in molecular biology and biochemistry from Rutgers University, Henry Rutgers honors, and her B.A. in philosophy from Rutgers University, with the highest departmental honors.


Wharton Certificate in Business and Public Policy
University of Pennsylvania School of Law
Molecular Biology and Biochemistry
Rutgers University
Henry Rutgers honors
Rutgers University
highest departmental honors


U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit