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

Intellectual Property

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What the team is known for

Impressive IP boutique, 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 and engineering and life sciences. Continues to excel in inter partes review and other USPTO proceedings, and represents a fine choice of counsel for companies of all sizes.

Strengths

"It is a powerhouse firm for when you want a deep understanding of the law," according to clients.

Interviewees say: "The firm has a wealth of attorneys with advanced technical degrees in almost every discipline, and very good trial experience."

"I have a high opinion of the firm and the quality of lawyering there," comments one source.

Work highlights

Acted on behalf of Bristol Myers Squibb in the prosecution of a number of complex patent portfolios for small and large molecules associated with a variety of intracellular pathways, including immuno-oncology targets and pathogenic agents.

Notable practitioners

Jorge Goldstein offers substantial expertise in the biotechnology sector. He is highly experienced in the preparation and procurement of complex patents.

Robert Sterne is a respected patent attorney who is frequently called upon to provide IP counseling and assist in patent prosecution.
"Rob Sterne has always been an icon in Washington.""He has intimate knowledge of and a very balanced perspective on the patent system, and is enormously creative and a visionary. He executes everything in a courageous and leader-like way."

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Overview

Founded in 1978 and based in Washington, D.C., 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 with masters degrees and more than 50 with a doctorate in science or engineering -- credentials wide and deep enough to fill the faculty of a science-oriented university.

Industries

Additive Manufacturing/3D Printing

Alternative Energy & Climate Change

Animal Health

Automotive

Biosimilars

Biotechnology

Chemical

Clean Technology

Communications

Consumer Products

Digital Healthcare

Electronics

Food Science & Packaging

Industrial & Agricultural Biotech

Industrial Products

Infectious Diseases

Internet

Medical Devices

Nanotechnology

Pharmaceuticals

Software

Therapeutic Antibodies

Intellectual Property Department

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

firm
Department location

1100 New York Avenue NW

Washington, DC

District of Columbia

USA

20005

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Intellectual Property: Patent Prosecution


Jorge Goldstein
Senior Statespeople
Robert Sterne
Band 2