Making an Impact
Thousands of patents and hundreds of trademarks registered in dozens of countries. Multiple federal district court litigations and appeals to the Federal Circuit and Supreme Court. Dozens of foreign oppositions and interference actions at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Here are just a few of the stories...
Sterne Kessler's emergence as the 'go-to' law firm for Patent Office Litigation has been well-documented by leading legal industry organizations and publications. In 2016, the firm received a special distinction award for "Patent Litigation" at the International Legal Alliance Summit and Awards. Additionally, the firm received the Silver Award in the categories “Best USA IP Firm: Patent Prosecution 2017” and “Best USA Firm: Patent Litigation 2017” during their annual Law Firm Awards ceremony.
Sterne Kessler is the first law firm in the United States to have handled over 500 AIA proceedings before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB). Our award winning Patent Office Litigation Practice has represented clients in over nine percent of all disputes filed at the PTAB.
Digital rights management technology, or DRM, is the invisible shield that manages the use and distribution of digital content. When ContentGuard, a Xerox spinoff and owner of more than 290 DRM patents worldwide, was faced with defending six of its patents against an inter partes review attack, it called on Sterne Kessler.
1 Tiny Insect + 1 Vaccine Innovation = the promise of millions of lives saved. After more than a decade of development and testing, and following in the footsteps of others who tried and failed, Sanaria Inc., a Sterne Kessler client, has developed a vaccine to prevent the spread of malaria.
In a complex biologics investigation before the U.S. International Trade Commission, Sterne Kessler clinched a positive outcome for Instituto Bioclon, a snake antivenom manufacturer based in Mexico, and for its licensee Laboratorios Silanes.
Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox has been recognized by the Washington Business Journal and The Washington Post as one of the best companies to work for in the Greater Washington area.
Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox team members are recognized among the top clean technology and renewable energy attorneys practicing in the industry.
The FURminator® deShedding Tool is so unique and effective, you have to see it to believe it. That's why, when Sterne Kessler attorneys were selected to represent FURminator® in an ex partes reexamination, they knew their best shot at winning was to showcase the tool in action.
Method Products lives its mantra “People Against Dirty” by creating naturally based household and personal care products that are easy on the eyes, nose and environment.
When Elaine Mullen of MITRE Corporation began experimenting with egg whites, oil and food coloring in her kitchen, she knew she was on to something interesting.
Sterne Kessler's patent prosecution practice has been rated "Tier One" in a 2015 Managing Intellectual Property survey. The firm has also been ranked in the top 10 for patent quality in the U.S. in a survey published in IAM magazine.
Phillips Foods is clawing its way to the top of the seafood industry.
The second edition of Patent Office Litigation, published in February 2017, provides a fresh and comprehensive exploration of all aspects of the contested patent proceedings before the PTAB.