Robert Greene Sterne is a director of Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox in the Electronics Practice Group and co-chairs the firm’s PTAB Trials practice. At the age of 26, and just one year out of law school, he set out to create a different kind of law firm—one that recognized the contributions of all its members and put a strong emphasis on scientific and technical knowledge. Now, nearly four decades later, Sterne has helped to nurture and grow this revolutionary idea into one of the top five largest intellectual property specialty firms in the country. And in so doing, he has established his place as one of the leading patent lawyers in the United States. In fact, Rob has been recognized by the Financial Times as one of the “Top Ten Most Innovative Lawyers in North America 2015,” by Law360 as one of the “Top 25 Icons of IP,” and among the country’s “IP Trailblazers & Pioneers 2014” by the National Law Journal. Since 2017, The Legal 500 recognized Rob as a “Leading Lawyer” in the U.S. for reexamination and post-grant proceedings; a distinction awarded to only ten other attorneys in the entire country. He is highly respected by his peers and has received some of the most prestigious awards and rankings for professional excellence in intellectual property law.

Sterne has been involved in some of the most consequential patent cases that have paved the way for some of the most tech-savvy companies to cultivate and commercialize their innovations. And in turn, these companies, have established new markets and defined new industries. He had an important role as co-counsel in KSR International Co. v. Teleflex, Inc., one of the most significant U.S. Supreme Court patent cases in the past 50 years because it finally answered the fundamental question of when an invention is “obvious” and therefore not patentable. Sterne was successful patent reexamination counsel for i4i in Microsoft Corp. v. i4i Limited Partnership, the U.S. Supreme Court patent case that reaffirmed the presumption of validity of patents in district court suits. Rob was the lead attorney in In re Beauregard, a groundbreaking case in the early 90s brought by IBM at the Federal Circuit, which established that a computer program functionality on a disk was patentable subject matter. The case resulted in the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) issuing their software patent guidelines, which dramatically expanded the scope of patent protection for software and produced an explosion in software-related U.S. patents. During this time period, Sterne was a leading attorney in patent protection and enforcement of software-related, artificial intelligence, and expert system U.S. patents.

In 2011, U.S. Senate staff sought Rob’s counsel in the drafting of the American Invents Act (AIA)—the most significant change to the U.S. patent system since 1952 which converted the patent system from a “first to invent” to a “first to file” system and created a system for testing the validity of issued patents at the USPTO. Once the AIA was instituted in 2012, Rob and his colleagues at Sterne Kessler literally wrote the book – Patent Office Litigation – the first and most definitive treatise on these new Patent Trial & Appeal Board (PTAB) patent validity challenges published by Thomson Reuters. Based on this thought leadership, the American Bar Association in 2014 asked Sterne and others in the firm’s PTAB teams to author the new chapter on PTAB in their treatise Patent Office Litigation. It is currently found as Chapter 35 of Patent Litigation Strategies, 4th Edition, (2015).

Sterne serves as an IP strategic advisor to start ups, emerging companies, and investors. He has authored some of the leading articles on board of director IP responsibility and the chief intellectual property officer. And over the years, his extensive practice has grown to include handling all phases of patent practice, including USPTO litigation, Federal Circuit and Supreme Court appeals, litigation in the district courts and the United States International Trade Commission (ITC), as well as patent licensing and monetization. Sterne is one of the leading attorneys in the new PTAB proceedings; he and his firm are consistently those with the highest number of proceedings before the PTAB.

Rob has served as an advisor to associates participating in the PTAB’s Legal Experience and Advancement Program (LEAP), which provides associates with training and development opportunities in PTAB proceedings, including oral argument.

Sterne extensively speaks, writes, and provides CLE training on leading-edge areas of IP including the new PTAB contested proceedings, and has delivered hundreds of speeches about the every changing IP landscape and its implications domestically and internationally for IP law, innovation, and economics. Most recently in 2014 and 2015, he developed with other IP leaders a conference series entitled “New IP Financial Models: Innovation, Wall Street, and Patents,” which included luminaries in the IP space who discussed trends for innovation, board responsibility and shareholder value that are inevitably impacted by changes in patent rights, and the financial climate in the U.S. and abroad. In the early 2000s, as co-chair of The Sedona Patent Litigation Conference, Rob played a central role in building the forum into the most advanced and highly regarded non-partisan thought leadership conference on U.S. patent litigation. He received the 2012 Sedona Conference “Lifetime Achievement Award for Contributions to Intellectual Property,” and returned to Sedona by special request to lead the distinguished faculty of the conference as the 2015 co-chair. He created and chaired the highly regarded American Intellectual Property Law Association The Law of Computer-Related Technology Mid-Winter Institutes (1984, 1988, 1992, 1996). He co-chairs PLI’s yearly USPTO Post-Grant Patent Trials conference, the first and leading conference devoted solely to the new PTAB proceedings and their interface to the courts.

A strong proponent of diversity and inclusion, Rob is a member of the Women’s Bar Association of the District of Columbia, serves on the firm’s diversity task force, and is actively involved in mentoring diverse attorneys, both in the firm and with outside organizations. Rob is also active in the community. He was elected to the Executive Board of the National Capital Area Council (NCAC), Boys Scouts of America (BSA) in 2003, and was awarded the “Silver Beaver” adult leadership award by the NCAC in 2010, the highest award given by the BSA at the council level. He was very involved in scouting as a youth, and has served as the Eagle Scout coach/advisor to Troop 1983 in Oakton, Virginia. Further, Rob was the founder of the NCAC Attorney of the Year: “Good Scout” Award Luncheon, and chaired the event from 2006 – 2009. He serves on the board of directors of a publicly traded company and a number of charitable organizations. Rob was a member of the University of Maryland School of Law, IP Program Advisory Board, and currently serves on The Sedona Conference Board of Directors, where he focuses on Sedona’s IP thought leadership.

Rob has dedicated his professional career to upholding Art. 1, sec. 8, cl. 8 of the Constitution: To promote the progress of science and useful arts, by securing for limited times to authors and inventors the exclusive right to their respective writings and discoveries. He specializes in representing the true innovators in society, and in protecting competitors and the public from removal of conventional technology from the public domain.

When asked by a well-known CIPO what his philosophy is for representing clients, Sterne replied, “I get things done.”

Supreme Court

  • Microsoft Corp. v. i4i Ltd. Partnership et al., 131 S. Ct. 2238 (2011)
  • KSR International Co. v. Teleflex Inc. et al., 127 S. Ct. 1727 (2007). One of the most significant patent cases heard by the Supreme Court in 50 years. The case addressed the fundamental question of when an invention is “obvious” and therefore not patentable.

Federal Circuit

  • Vivint, Inc. v. Alarm.com Inc., No. 2017-2218 (Fed. Cir. Dec. 20, 2018) WL 6720031 (Fed. Cir. Dec. 20, 2018)
  • Vivint, Inc. v. Alarm.com Inc., No. 2017-2076 (Fed. Cir. July, 26, 2018) – 741 Fed. Appx. 786 (Fed. Cir. 2018) (unpublished)
  • Vivint, Inc. v. Alarm.com Inc., No. 2017-2112 (Fed. Cir. July 13, 2018) – 730 Fed. Appx. 935 (Fed. Cir. 2018) (unpublished)
  • Capella Photonics, Inc. v. Cisco Systems, Inc., No. 2016-2394 (Fed. Cir. Feb. 12, 2018) – 711 Fed. Appx. 642 (Fed. Cir. 2018)(unpublished), cert. denied, 139 S. Ct. 462 (2018)
  • Media Rights Techs., Inc. v. Capital One Fin. Corp., et al., 800 F.3d 1366 (Fed. Cir. 2015)
  • Hear-Wear Technologies, LLC v. K/S HIMPP, No. 2014-1369 (Rule 36 affirmance for HIMPP January 9, 2015) – 589 Fed. Appx. 536 (Fed. Cir. 2015)(unpublished)
  • Hear-Wear Technologies, LLC v. K/S HIMPP, No. 2014-1357 (Rule 36 affirmance for HIMPP January 8, 2015) – 588 Fed. Appx. 1000 (Fed. Cir. 2015)(unpublished)
  • K/S HIMPP v. Hear-Wear Techs., LLC, 751 F.3d 1362 (Fed. Cir. 2014)
  • Energy Transportation Group, Inc. v. William Demant Holding A/S, et al., 697 F. 3d 1342 (Fed. Cir. 2012)
  • In re Jung, 637 F.3d 1356 (Fed. Cir. 2011)
  • In re Beauregard, 53 F.3d 1583 (Fed. Cir. 1995)
  • Telebrands Corporation v. Tinnus Enterprises, LLC, No. 18-1681, Filed March 14, 2017 (Pending) – Not on Westlaw yet

  • Chambers & Partners USA, “Senior Statespeople – Intellectual Property: Patent Prosecution (District of Columbia)” (2023 – 2022)
  • IAM Patent 1000, “National: Recommended – Post-Grant Proceedings; Washington, D.C.: Recommended – Transactions, Patent Litigation (Silver Band)” (2024 – 2013)
  • Best Lawyers, “The Best Lawyers in America®” (2024 – 2006)
  • IAM Global Leaders, “Global Leader” (2024 – 2021)
  • IAM Strategy 300, “Global Leaders Guide” (2023 – 2021)
  • United Inventors Association, “Inspire Top 100” (2022)
  • Managing IP, “IP Star” (2024 – 2013)
  • Who’s Who Legal, “Thought Leaders USA: IP – Patents” (2024)
  • Who’s Who Legal, “IP – Patents” (2023 – 2022, 2019 – 2015)
  • Chambers & Partners USA, “Band 2 – Intellectual Property: Patent Prosecution (District of Columbia)” (2021 – 2020)
  • Super Lawyers, “Super Lawyer – Washington, DC” (2024 – 2007)
  • IAM Strategy 300, “A Guide to the World’s Leading IP Strategists” (2023 – 2009)
  • World Intellectual Property Review, “WIPR Leaders” (2020 – 2016)
  • The Legal 500, “Leading Lawyer in Intellectual Property – Patent Prosecution (including reexamination and post-grant proceedings)” (2019 – 2017)
  • Chambers & Partners USA, “Band 1 – Intellectual Property: Patent Prosecution (District of Columbia)” (2019 – 2004)
  • Leaders League, “Innovation Technology & IP Rankings” Highly Recommended, Patent Litigation (2017) 
  • Law360, “Top 25 Icons of IP” (2015)
  • Financial Times’, “Top Ten Innovative Lawyers in North America” (2015)
  • National Law Journal, “IP Trailblazer and Pioneer” (2014)
  • Washingtonian Magazine, “Top Lawyers” (2014 – 2009)
  • Attorney of the Year “Good Scout” Award Recipient (2012)
  • The Sedona Conference, “Lifetime Achievement Award for Contributions to Intellectual Property” (2012)
  • The Washington Post. “Top Lawyers” (2012 – 2009)
  • IAM 250, “Leading Patent and Technology Licensing Lawyer” (2010)
  • Martindale AV Preeminent Peer Rating 5.0/5.0
  • The Sedona Conference, “Excellence Award in Advanced Legal Education” (2004)

  • J.D., University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law, with honors
  • M.S., Engineering, Tufts University
  • B.S., Electrical Engineering, Tufts University

  • District of Columbia
  • Maryland
  • Supreme Court of the United States
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland
  • United States Patent & Trademark Office

  • The Sedona Conference
  • American Intellectual Property Law Association
  • ITC Trial Lawyers Association

Speaking Engagement

Intellectual Property Law Institute 2024

PLI New York Office or Virtual, In-Person & Virtual, September 30, 2024 12:45 PM - 2:15 PM EST

Speaking Engagement

16th Annual Global Automotive & Mobility Innovation Challenge (GAMIC) Finals

Detroit, MI, April 15, 2024 4:15 PM - 4:50 PM EDT

Industry Event

10th Annual BPIP Conference

Tel Aviv, Israel, Sheraton Hotel Tel, Aviv, April 8, 2024 9:00 AM - 5:15 PM EDT

Speaking Engagement

26th Annual Symposium on Intellectual Property Law and Policy

Akron, OH, University of Akron Taber Student Union, March 25, 2024 11:10 AM - 12:15 PM EDT

Speaking Engagement

The 2024 Sedona Conference on Global Intellectual Property Litigation

Munich, Germany, The Charles Hotel, March 5, 2024

Speaking Engagement

Implications of the EPO Unified Patents and the EU Unified Patent Court

Austin, TX & Virtual, AT&T Conference Center, November 3, 2023

Speaking Engagement

Hot Topics in Patent Law

San Francisco, CA & Virtual, PLI California, November 2, 2023

Speaking Engagement

The Global IP Playbook for Entrepreneurs

Cambridge, MA, October 24, 2023 10:30 AM - 11:45 AM EST

Speaking Engagement

PTAB vs Federal Court: Comparing the Two Forums

USPTO, Madison Bldg., October 20, 2023

Speaking Engagement

Policy Considerations in Evolving Areas of the Law

October 13, 2023

Speaking Engagement

Hot Topics in Patent Law

New York, NY & Virtual, PLI New York, October 2, 2023

Webinar

The UPC Is Almost Here: What You Need To Know Now!

Virtual, May 23, 2023 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM EST

Speaking Engagement

Expanding Director and CEO Intellectual Property Responsibilities Under the E.U.’s New Unified Patent Court

3649 Cane Run Road, Louisville, Kentucky 40211, Zoeller Company, May 11, 2023 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM EST

Speaking Engagement

The Unified Patent Court – It Has Finally Arrived

Montréal, Quebec, Canada, Le Centre Sheraton Montréal, May 1, 2023 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM EST

Speaking Engagement

The Unitary Patent & Unified Patent Court Are Coming: The Biggest Global IP Development Since the AIA

Akron, OH, University of Akron Taber Student Union, March 27, 2023 9:45 AM - 11:15 AM EST

Speaking Engagement

Implications of Unitary Patents and the Unified Patent Court

Alexandria, VA & Virtual, United States Patent and Trademark Office, March 24, 2023 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM EST

Speaking Engagement

Guidelines for the Efficient Resolution of Disputes before the Forthcoming Unified Patent Court

London, England, Royal Garden Hotel, January 9, 2023 8:45 AM - 10:00 AM EST

Speaking Engagement

European Portfolio Management in the Age of the Unitary Patent

Virtual, November 30, 2022 10:50 AM - 11:50 AM EST

Speaking Engagement

Strategizing International IP Filings

Louisville, KY, Zoeller Pump Co. Center for Excellence, August 24, 2022 4:00 PM - 5:15 PM EST

Speaking Engagement

Business Reasons for Using or Not Using the New Unitary Patent?

Virtual, March 31, 2022 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM EST

Speaking Engagement

Phoenix Issue VI

Virtual, March 18, 2022 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM EST

Speaking Engagement

Evolving Landscape in PRC’s Patent Law and Enforcement

Virtual, March 15, 2022 4:40 PM - 5:25 PM EST

Webinar

The Top 3 in Global Patent Litigation: Features, Trends, & Geopolitics

Virtual, March 3, 2022 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM EST

Webinar

Global IP Forum: Driving IP Value – From Boardroom to Court Room

Virtual, November 22, 2021 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM EST

Speaking Engagement

Which Way Now with the U.S. Patent Office Policies?

Austin, TX and Live Webcast, AT&T Conference Center, November 5, 2021 9:30 AM - 10:15 AM EST

Speaking Engagement

PTAB and Administrative Validity Challenges Globally

San Francisco, CA, PLI California, October 18, 2021 12:45 PM - 2:15 PM EST

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Patent Focus: Section 101

Virtual, May 6, 2021 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM EST

Speaking Engagement

Leveraging IP Strategy to Drive Business Value

Virtual, April 30, 2021 11:00 AM - 11:55 AM EST

Speaking Engagement

Litigating in Parallel: Fighting on Multiple Fronts

Virtual, April 22, 2021 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM EST

Speaking Engagement

The Trial: Stop Spinning Your Wheels & Start Winning

Virtual, April 21, 2021 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM EST

Speaking Engagement

Pre-Trial Practice: Finishing it Before it Starts

Virtual, April 20, 2021 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM EST

Speaking Engagement

Patent Prosecution: Why You’re Doing it Wrong & How to Do it Right

Virtual, April 19, 2021 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM EST

Webinar

JETRO New York Intellectual Property Group Seminar

VIRTUAL, April 15, 2021 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM EST

Webinar

PTAB 2021 – Targeting a Moving Target

Virtual, March 8, 2021 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM EST

Speaking Engagement

The PTAB Playing Field – Impact of the Recent Changes

Virtual, February 17, 2021 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM EST

Speaking Engagement

Global IP Strategy

December 9, 2020 1:45 PM - 3:00 PM EST

Speaking Engagement

How China is Changing the Global Patent System

Virtual, September 30, 2020 12:45 PM - 1:45 PM EST

Speaking Engagement

Big vs. Small: Perspectives on IP and IP Strategy

VIRTUAL, September 29, 2020 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM EST

Speaking Engagement

PTAB and Administrative Validity Challenges Globally

Virtual, Practising Law Institute, September 21, 2020 3:30 PM - 4:00 PM EST

Speaking Engagement

Advanced Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) Trial Strategies 2020

Virtual, September 9, 2020 9:00 AM - 12:30 PM EST

Webinar

Innovation in the Age of COVID-19

April 14, 2020 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM EST

Webinar

Indefiniteness After Samsung v. Prisua

April 2, 2020 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM EST

Webinar

China and the Changing Global Patent System

March 26, 2020 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM EST

Speaking Engagement

Virtual Patent Masters 2020

Virtual Program, March 16, 2020 9:00 AM - 2:30 PM EST

Speaking Engagement

15th Annual Advanced Patent Law Institute

Alexandria, VA, United States Patent and Trademark Office, March 12, 2020

Speaking Engagement

2020 Leahy Institute of Advanced Patent Studies

Naples, FL, February 16, 2020 12:00 AM - 11:59 PM EST

Webinar

How China is Changing the Global Patent System

Webinar, December 3, 2019 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM EST

Speaking Engagement

2019 Sedona Conference on Global Aspects of Patent Litigation

County Kildare, Ireland, Carton House Estate, November 19, 2019 1:45 PM - 3:00 PM EST

Speaking Engagement

LES 2019 Annual Meeting

Phoenix, AZ, JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort & Spa, October 20, 2019

Speaking Engagement

Intellectual Property Law Institute 2019 – San Francisco

San Francisco, CA, PLI California, October 21, 2019

Speaking Engagement

CPIP’s Seventh Annual Fall Conference

Arlington, VA, George Mason University's Antonin Scalia Law School, October 4, 2019

Speaking Engagement

Intellectual Property Law Institute 2019 – New York

New York, NY, PLI New York, September 23, 2019

Webinar

Inherency in Obviousness and Anticipation

September 12, 2019 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM EST

Speaking Engagement

USPTO Post-Grant Patent Trials 2019: New Challenges & Tactics

New York, NY, September 11, 2019

Speaking Engagement

The Sedona Conference’s Patent Conference (Part 2): Promoting Invention, Entrepreneurship, Economic Growth, and Job Creation

Washington, DC, Covington & Burling LLP, June 28, 2019 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM EST

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14th Annual Advanced Patent Law Institute

Alexandria, VA, United States Patent and Trademark Office, March 21, 2019

Speaking Engagement

2019 Global IP Strategy Conference

Washington, DC, March 15, 2019

Speaking Engagement

4th Annual Leahy Institute of Advanced Patent Studies

Naples, FL, Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club, February 18, 2019 8:15 AM - 9:45 AM EST

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The Sedona Conference’s Patent Conference: Promoting Invention, Entrepreneurship, Economic Growth, and Job Creation

Washington, DC, Covington & Burling LLP, January 17, 2019

Webinar

Is Amending at the PTAB About to Become Even More Difficult?

December 12, 2018 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM EST

Speaking Engagement

56th Annual Conference on Intellectual Property Law

Plano, TX, The Center for American and International Law, November 12, 2018

Speaking Engagement

23rd Annual Advanced Patent Law Institute

Austin, TX, November 1, 2018

Webinar

The Reinvention of the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB)

October 24, 2018 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM EST

Speaking Engagement

PLI’s Intellectual Property Law Institute 2018 (San Francisco)

San Francisco, CA, October 22, 2018 12:00 AM - 11:59 PM EST

Speaking Engagement

PLI’s Intellectual Property Law Institute 2018 (New York)

New York, NY, October 1, 2018 12:00 AM - 11:59 PM EST

Speaking Engagement

USPTO Post-Grant Patent Trials 2018: Change & Recalibration (New York)

New York, NY, September 21, 2018 9:00 AM - 11:59 PM EST

Speaking Engagement

Israel Global IP Strategy Forum

Herzliya, Israel, Dan Accadia Herzliya Hotel, July 9, 2018

Speaking Engagement

WIPO-CPIP Summer School on Intellectual Property

Arlington, VA, Antonin Scalia Law School, George Mason University, June 18, 2018 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM EST

Speaking Engagement

Patenting Artificial Intelligence Conference

Munich, DE, May 30, 2018

Speaking Engagement

USPTO Post-Grant Patent Trials 2018: Change & Recalibration

San Francisco, CA, May 15, 2018 12:00 PM - 8:00 PM EST

Webinar

SAS and Oil States — How Much Has the PTAB Game Changed?

May 2, 2018 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM EST

Speaking Engagement

2018 Global IP Strategy Conference

Washington, DC, March 9, 2018 12:00 AM - 11:59 PM EST

Speaking Engagement

13th Annual Advanced Patent Law Institute

Alexandria, VA, March 1, 2018

Webinar

PTAB Trial Practice After Wi-Fi One: Challenges and Opportunities

February 23, 2018 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM EST

Speaking Engagement

Leahy Institute of Advanced Patent Studies

Naples, FL, February 18, 2018 12:00 AM - 11:59 PM EST

Speaking Engagement

The Federalist Society’s National Lawyers Convention

Washington, D.C., November 16, 2017 1:45 PM - 3:15 PM EST

Speaking Engagement

Perspectives on the PTAB: The New Role of the Administrate State in the Innovation Economy

Arlington, VA, November 9, 2017 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM EST

Speaking Engagement

USPTO Post-Grant Patent Trials 2017

San Francisco, CA, October 25, 2017

Speaking Engagement

PLI’s Intellectual Property Law Institute 2017

San Francisco, CA, October 23, 2017

Speaking Engagement

PLI’s Intellectual Property Law Institute 2017 – New York

New York, NY, October 2, 2017

Speaking Engagement

USPTO Post-Grant Patent Trials 2017

New York, NY, September 25, 2017

Speaking Engagement

Israel Global Patent Litigation Forum

Tel Aviv, June 26, 2017

Speaking Engagement

UT Advanced Patent Law Conference

Alexandria, VA, March 9, 2017

2017 Patent Experts Conference

Naples, FL, January 14, 2017

PTAB AIA Trial Roundtable

April 17, 2014

Utah Mid-Winter IP Summit

February 28, 2014

ACI Patent Reform Conference

January 23, 2014

4th Annual IP Symposium

March 22, 2013

Speaking Engagement

IIPCC Putting America Back To Work – Fixing The U.S. Patent System

Washington, DC, United States Capitol Building,

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August 20, 2020

Directors Sterne and Durkin Recognized Again in IAM Strategy 300: The World’s Leading IP Strategists

Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox P.L.L.C.

In the News

August 11, 2020

Pandemic Lays Bare Fight Over Patent Strength, Innovation

Bloomberg Law

Press Release

June 16, 2020

Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox and 15 Directors Earn Top Rankings in IAM Patent 1000

Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox P.L.L.C.

Press Release

May 5, 2020

Sterne Kessler Ranked and 13 Directors Named “IP Stars” by Managing Intellectual Property

Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox P.L.L.C.

Press Release

April 30, 2020

Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox Attorneys Named 2020 Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox P.L.L.C.

Articles

April 22, 2020

Vaccine R&D and Economic Impact of COVID-19 Pandemic

ACC Docket Gaby L. Longsworth, Ph.D., Robert Greene Sterne

In the News

April 11, 2020

Webinar on Innovation in Age of COVID-19

Patent Docs

Firm Announcements

April 9, 2020

Sterne Kessler Announces the Passing of Named Director Samuel L. Fox

Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox P.L.L.C.

In the News

March 27, 2020

IPO Webinar on Indefiniteness

Patent Docs

Client Alert

March 25, 2020

IP Hot Topic: Quick Tips for Navigating PTAB Remote Procedures

Richard M. Bemben, Robert Greene Sterne

In the News

March 22, 2020

Webinar on China and the Changing Global Patent System

Patent Docs

Press Release

March 17, 2020

Sterne Kessler Publishes Two Reports -- PTAB Year in Review and Federal Circuit Appeals from the PTAB

Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox P.L.L.C.

In the News

March 17, 2020

Masters Offer Hope for Patents Despite Current Challenges

IP Watchdog

Articles

March 11, 2020

Patenting Compounds, Compositions, and Methods for Viral Infections

Bloomberg Law Gaby L. Longsworth, Ph.D., Robert Greene Sterne

Client Alert

March 4, 2020

IP Hot Topic: 2019 PTAB Year in Review: Analysis & Trends

Multiple Authors

Articles

March 4, 2020

Vaccine IP Under Microscope With Coronavirus Outbreak

Law360 Gaby L. Longsworth, Ph.D., Robert Greene Sterne

Publication

February 28, 2020

Introduction -- 2019 PTAB Year in Review: Analysis & Trends

Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox P.L.L.C. Multiple Authors

Press Release

February 28, 2020

Sterne Kessler Publishes 2019 PTAB Year in Review Report

Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox P.L.L.C.

Publication

February 27, 2020

Data & Trends -- 2019 PTAB Year in Review: Analysis & Trends

Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox P.L.L.C.

Press Release

January 31, 2020

Four Sterne Kessler Directors Named "WIPR Leaders"

Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox P.L.L.C.

Press Release

August 15, 2019

Directors Sterne and Goldstein Recognized in the 2020 Edition of Best Lawyers in America

Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox

Articles

July 24, 2019

How China Will Fundamentally Change the Global IP System

IPWatchdog Robert Greene Sterne

Press Release

June 12, 2019

Sterne Kessler Prominent Again in Intellectual Asset Management Magazine’s "IAM Patent 1000"

Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox P.L.L.C

Press Release

June 4, 2019

Sterne Kessler Recognized as a “Top Tier” Firm by Legal 500 for Excellence in IP

Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox

Press Release

May 20, 2019

Sterne Kessler Tops Managing Intellectual Property’s IP Firm Rankings – Eleven Directors Named "IP Stars"

Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox P.L.L.C.

Press Release

April 26, 2019

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

Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox PLLC

PTAB Strategies and Insights

February 22, 2019

PTAB Strategies and Insights - February 2019

Multiple Authors

Articles

February 22, 2019

Focus2019 #6 - Important Scientific Discovery Does Not Guarantee U.S. Patent Eligibility

Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox P.L.L.C Robert Greene Sterne

Press Release

February 20, 2019

Sterne Kessler Directors Recognized Among the World’s Leading IP Practitioners

World Intellectual Property Review

In the News

December 21, 2018

Fed. Circ. Gives Alarm.com New Life In Vivint IP Challenges

Law360

Webinar Recordings & Materials

December 12, 2018

Is Amending at the PTAB About to Become Even More Difficult? (Webinar Materials)

Presentations

November 2, 2018

23rd Annual Advanced Patent Law Institute - Presentation

Press Release

October 2, 2018

IP Powerhouse Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox Celebrates 40th Anniversary

Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox

In the News

September 4, 2018

PTAB Again Upholds Cisco Patent On Remand From Fed Circ.

Law360

In the News

July 18, 2018

Patent Owners Taking Global View In Enforcement Efforts

Law360

Firm Announcements

July 2, 2018

Sterne Kessler Proudly Supports The Sedona Conference

Presentations

May 30, 2018

Patenting Artificial Intelligence Conference

MarkIt to Market®

February 28, 2018

MarkIt to Market® - February 2018

Monica Riva Talley, Robert Greene Sterne

Articles

February 28, 2018

When "Made in the USA" Means . . . Something Different

Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox Monica Riva Talley, Robert Greene Sterne

Press Release

February 20, 2018

Sterne Kessler Directors Recognized Among the World’s Leading IP Practitioners

World Intellectual Property Review

In the News

March 16, 2017

Versata Patent Targeted By Ford Ineligible For CBM Review

Law360

Books and Chapters

February 17, 2017

Patent Office Litigation - Second Edition 2017

Thomson Reuters Westlaw Multiple Authors

Articles

September 14, 2016

The Post-AIA Battleground For Patent Challenges

Law360 Multiple Authors

In the News

August 1, 2016

Assault On Patent Trolls Leaves NPE Model In Peril

Law360

Press Release

June 21, 2016

Sterne Kessler Director Named "Icon of IP" by Law360

In the News

June 20, 2016

Apple Scores PTAB Victory, Nixes Claims In DSS Tech. Patent

Law360

In the News

May 31, 2016

Fed. Circ. Says PTAB Correctly Axed Eveready Battery Patent

Law360

In the News

April 27, 2016

Eye-Sensor Patent Owner Slams Samsung Over Late AIA Move

Law360

In the News

February 17, 2016

Attorneys Pay Tribute To Scalia A Beautiful Legal Mind

Law360

In the News

January 6, 2016

Nissan, Hitachi Blasted For ‘Flip Flop’ During AIA Review

Law360

In the News

October 14, 2014

Tessera Semiconductor Patent Mostly Survives AIA Review

Law360

In the News

September 1, 2014

A very scary process

Managing Intellectual Property

In the News

September 1, 2014

The surprising rise of the PTAB

Managing Intellectual Property

News

July 7, 2014

IP Business Congress 2014 Interview: Rob Sterne

IAM Magazine

In the News

May 28, 2014

New Federal Circuit Chief Has Deep Patent Background

Law360

Articles

April 8, 2014

Patent Monetization 2014: Value is Going Down

Robert Greene Sterne

Articles

March 13, 2014

Patent Vortex 2014 – Trolls, Innovation, and Return on Investment

Robert Greene Sterne