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April 18, 2014
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  • Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox is a leading specialty IP law firm, based in Washington, DC and distinguished by the strong technical experience and knowledge of its team. Sterne Kessler has more than 35 years’ experience helping companies to strategize, build and enforce worldwide IP portfolios, including inter partes matters (lawsuits, appeals, oppositions, and post-grant proceedings like inter partes review and covered business method patent review), preparing and prosecuting patent and trademark applications before the US and foreign patent offices and advising on portfolio strategies (valuation, acquisition and due diligence).

    Sterne Kessler attorneys and agents are carefully recruited for their technical expertise and industry experience. Most have earned an advanced technical degree (more than 60 hold a PhD) and have significant industry or academic experience across a wide spectrum of technical areas, including electronics, software, biotechnology, clean technology, pharmaceuticals, grid resiliency, chemical products and processes and consumer products. Many of our patent prosecution attorneys have previously worked as patent examiners and have unique insights into the inner workings of the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

    Sterne Kessler’s client base includes emerging and established companies, venture capital firms, individual entrepreneurs and universities – from technology fields such as carbon footprint technologies, pharmacogenomics, nanomedicine, biofuels, next generation electronics and other consumer products. While the firm provides a full range of services, it is organized internally around four main practice groups in the Washington DC office: the biotechnology/chemical group, the electrical group, the mechanical/consumer products group and the litigation group. In total, more than 350 people are employed at the firm.

    Sterne Kessler announced its patent office litigation service as a response to the implementation of the America Invents Act beginning in 2012. The law has ushered in a variety of ways either to challenge or to strengthen patents at the USPTO, including inter partes review, post-grant review, covered business method patent review, derivations, interferences and reexamination. The service relies on extensive knowledge of the USPTO to assist clients in navigating these new litigation proceedings at the patent office.

    The firm’s main areas of service include: business methods filings; design patents; due diligence; Hatch-Waxman: generic and proprietary; IP valuation; interferences; inventorship dispute resolutions; ITC Section 337 investigations; licensing; litigation and appeals; patent forensics; patent prosecution; patent re-examination; product lifecycle management; opinions; oppositions; strategic IP advice; trademarks; and trade secrets/unfair competition.

    Key industries serviced by the firm include biosimilars, biotechnology, chemistry, clean technology, consumer products, electronics, food science and packaging, industrial products, internet, infectious diseases, medical devices, nanotechnology, software, pharmaceuticals and the grid.

Contributing authors from Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox P.L.L.C.:

Richard M. Bemben, Patent Law, Sterne Kessler Law Firm
Associate
Mr. Bemben is an associate in the firm’s Electronics Group.  His practice currently focuses on patent prosecution and post-grant matters before the United States Patent and...
Salvador M. Bezos, Sterne Kessler Law Firm, Patent and Trademark Director
Director
Mr. Bezos is a Director in the firm's Electronics Group where he provides services in the preparation and prosecution of patent applications before the United States Patent...
Lori M. Brandes, Biotechnology, Chemical Attorney, Sterne Kessler, Law Firm
Associate
Dr. Brandes is an associate in the firm's Biotechnology/Chemical Group where she counsels domestic and international clients on the preparation, prosecution, and...
Ph.D. Director
Dr. Calvo, a director in the Biotechnology/Chemical Group, represents a diverse group of U.S. and international companies innovating in the biotechnology and pharmaceuticals industries....
Michele A. Cimbala, Biotechnology, Chemical, Attorney, Sterne Kessler, Law firm
Director
Dr. Cimbala is a director in the Biotechnology/Chemical Group.  Her practice is focused on biotechnology patent procurement and evaluation, including the preparation of patent...
David K.S. Cornwell, CleanTech Patent Forensics Attorney Sterne Kessler law firm
Director
Mr. Cornwell heads the CleanTechSM Industry Group and the Patent Forensics Practice Group.  He is also a director in the Mechanical Group.  His technological experience is...
John M. Covert, Biotechnology, Chemical Attorney, Sterne Kessler, Law Firm
Director
Mr. Covert is a director in the Biotechnology/Chemical Group.  His practice is focused in technologies that involve organic chemistry, such as pharmaceuticals, coatings, fuels,...
Nirav N. Desai, Patent Litigation Attorney, Sterne Kessler, Law firm
Associate
Mr. Desai is an associate in the firm's Litigation and Electronics Groups and specializes in patent litigation.  He has been involved in various district and...
Tracy-Gene Durkin, Mechanical Patent Trademark Attorney, Sterne Kessler law firm
Director
Ms. Durkin leads the Mechanical Patent and Trademark Group.  With over twenty years of experience obtaining and enforcing intellectual property rights, she melds her expertise with...
Eldora Ellison Ph.D. Biotech Chemical Attorney Sterne Kessler law firm
Director
Dr. Ellison is a Director in the Biotech/Chemical and Litigation Practice Groups. Over the course of her nineteen-year career, she has gained extensive experience in inter partes ...
Robert W. Esmond, Ph.D., Biotech, Chemical Attorney, Sterne Kessler Law firm
Director
Dr. Esmond is a director in the Biotechnology/Chemical Group.  His intellectual property law experience has principally been in the biotechnology and chemical areas.  His legal...
Jeremiah B. Frueauf, Biotechnology, Chemical Attorney, Sterne Kessler, law firm
Associate
Mr. Frueauf is an associate in the Biotechnology/Chemical Group where he counsels domestic and international clients on the preparation, prosecution, and management of complex worldwide...
Miklos Gaszner, Biotechnology attorney, Sterne Kessler law firm
Associate
Dr. Gaszner is an associate in the Biotechnology Group where he prosecutes US and international patent applications.  He also contributes to the preparation of freedom-to-operate...
Dallin G. Glenn, Sterne Kessler Law Firm, Intellectual Property Attorney
Associate
Mr. Glenn is an associate in the Litigation Group.  His work involves complex intellectual property disputes in U.S. District Courts and before the ITC.
Jorge A. Goldstein, Ph.D. Biotechnology Patent Attorney, Sterne Kessler law firm
Director
A Pioneer in Biotechnology Patent Law, he is considered by his peers and clients to be one of the country’s pioneers in biotechnology patent law. He has more than thirty years’...
Lori A. Gordon Intellectual Property Litigation Attorney Sterne Kessler law firm
Director
Lori Gordon is a director in both the Litigation and Electronics practice groups, focusing on inter partes matters, including district court litigation and contested case...
Elizabeth J. Haanes, Ph.D., Biotechnology, IP Attorney, Sterne Kessler, Law firm
Director
Dr. Haanes advises biotechnology companies on best practices for worldwide protection of their intellectual property.  She and her team are focused on formulating innovative long-term...
Richard P. Hadorn, Pharmaceutical Litigation Attorney, Sterne Kessler, law firm
Associate
Mr. Hadorn is a member of the firm’s Litigation Group and concentrates his practice on pharmaceutical litigation under the Hatch-Waxman Act. During his career, he has managed all...
John T. Haran, Patent Infringement Attorney, Sterne Kessler, law firm
Of Counsel
Mr. Haran is Of Counsel in the Mechanical Group. His intellectual property practice focuses on strategic client counseling, including preparing patent infringement and validity opinions,...
Michelle K. Holoubek, Patent Prosecution Attorney, Sterne Kessler, law firm
Director
Ms. Holoubek is a director in the Electronics Group.  She focuses on the preparation and prosecution of patents, including reissues and reexaminations.  She...
Peter A. Jackman, Biotechnology, Chemical, Attorney, Sterne Kessler, law firm
Director
Mr. Jackman is a director in the Biotechnology/Chemical Group.  His  practice includes counseling clients in areas such as global patent portfolio procurement and management...
Judith U. Kim, Biotechnology, Chemical, Attorney, Sterne Kessler, Law firm
Director
Ms. Kim, a director in the Biotechnology/Chemical Group, counsels entities around the world on patent portfolio strategy and long-term corporate development.  Her practice involves the...
William P. Ladd, Patent Prosecution Attorney, Sterne Kessler, law firm
Associate
Mr. Ladd is an associate in the Electronics Group.  He assists in the preparation and prosecution of patent applications in a broad variety of technical fields including...
Gaby L. Longsworth, PhD. Biotechnology Chemical Attorney Sterne Kessler law firm
Director
Gaby L. Longsworth, Ph.D., is a Director in the Biotechnology/Chemical Group.   Dr. Longsworth is sought out by both innovator and generic pharmaceutical companies for her...
Chenghua Luo, Ph.D., Patent Portfolio Attorney, Sterne Kessler, law firm
Associate
Dr. Luo is an associate in the Biotechnology/Chemical Group.  She collaborates with clients on their patents and patent portfolio strategies.  She drafts, procures, and protects...
Kevin W. McCabe, Intellectual Property Attorney, Sterne Kessler, law firm
Director
Mr. McCabe specializes in complex client counseling issues, such as product clearance opinions, patent validity and infringement opinions, performing due diligence investigations, and...
Michael V. Messinger, Patent Prosecution attorney, Sterne Kessler, law firm
Director
Mr. Messinger is a director in the Electronics Group. He handles complex patent matters involving inter partes and post-grant review, reexamination, reissue and appeals. He works with...
Robert C. Millonig, Jr., Pharmaceutical Attorney, Sterne Kessler, law firm
Director
Dr. Millonig, a director in the Biotechnology/Chemical Group, has significant experience developing and analyzing complex multi-patent portfolios for marketed pharmaceutical products. His...
Tracy L. Muller, Patent Portfolio Attorney, Sterne Kessler, law firm
Of Counsel
Ms. Muller counsels domestic and international biotechnology clients on the strategic preparation, prosecution, and management of complex worldwide patent portfolios.  Ms. Muller also...
PTO Litigation Center
PTO Litigation Center
PTO Litigation Center is published by Washington, DC based intellectual property specialty firm Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox.  Founded in 1978, Sterne Kessler represents both...
Mark W. Rygiel, Intellectual Property, Sterne Kessler Law Firm
Director
Mark Rygiel, a director in the Mechanical Group, counsels a broad spectrum of entities ranging from large multi-national companies to small start-ups in developing IP strategies and...
H. Keeto Sabharwal, Patent Law, Sterne Kessler Law Firm
Director
An accomplished trial lawyer, Mr. Sabharwal concentrates his practice in the area of patent litigation. For more than 15 years, he has litigated and tried patent cases in federal courts...
Timothy J. Shea, Jr., Ph.D., Biotech Patent Attorney, Sterne Kessler, Law firm
Director
Mr. Shea is a director in the Biotechnology/Chemical Group where he specializes in advising biotech and chemical companies and research institutions on complex legal issues relating to the...
Director
Mr. Specht is a director in the firm and is the Practice Group Leader of the firm’s Electronics Group.  He also co-chairs the firm’s Communications Industry Group....
Eric K. Steffe, Biotechnology Attorney, Sterne Kessler, Law firm
Director
Mr. Steffe is a director in the Biotechnology/Chemical Group where he counsels domestic and foreign clients in various matters involving biotechnology patent law. Mr. Steffe leads teams who...
Deborah Sterling, PhD., Biotechnology, Attorney, Sterne Kessler, law firm
Director
Dr. Sterling is a Director in the Biotechnology/Chemical Group. Her practice is focused in the biotechnology and pharmaceutical industries, where she is involved in all areas of patent...
Robert Greene Sterne, Patent Attorney, Sterne Kessler, Law Firm
Director
Mr. Sterne is one of the leading patent attorneys in the United States in patent reexamination and concurrent patent litigation both in the federal courts and the United States...
Monica Riva Talley, Trademark Attorney, Sterne Kessler, Law Firm
Director
Monica Talley brings more than 17 years of experience protecting some of the world's most recognizable brands to her role as a Director in the firm’s Trademark practice.  Ms...
Dennies Varughese, Patent litigation Law, SterneKessler Law FIrm
Associate
Mr. Varughese concentrates his practice on patent litigation with a special emphasis on pharmaceutical patent litigation under the Hatch-Waxman Act. 
Daniel E. Yonan, Sterne Kessler Law Firm, Intellectual Property Attorney
Director
Daniel E. Yonan is an experienced intellectual property trial attorney focusing on complicated patent disputes before federal district courts and fast-track investigations before the U.S....

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