Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox: Revolutionizing Protection, Transfer and Enforcement of IP Rights and Practices

Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox

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Over the past few years, IP or Intellectual Property has become the backbone for several business owners, as a result increasing the demand and necessity of IP lawyers. Hiring an IP lawyer helps protect ideas and inventions from potential infringements and ensures that innovation is safeguarded.  Today, the role of an IP lawyer or law firm may vary as technology has revolutionized the business world.

In such a scenario, businesses are focusing on law firms that are providing revolutionary ideas to protect innovation and helping companies navigate the road and reach an agreeable conclusion. Emerging as the sixth-largest IP specialty law firm in the US, Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox P.L.L.C is dedicated exclusively to the protection, transfer and enforcement of IP rights for its clients. Founded in 1978, it has over three decades of experience in helping companies to strategize, build and enforce worldwide IP portfolios, including inter partes matters, preparing and prosecuting patent and trademark applications before the US and foreign patent offices, and advising on portfolio strategies (such as valuation, acquisition and due diligence).

Array of Integrated Practitioners

As a leading specialty IP law firm based in Washington DC, Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox distinguishes itself with its strong technical experience and knowledge of the team. Its integrated practice helps clients develop IP strategy and freedom-to-operate, prepare and prosecute patents and trademarks globally, and defend and enforce patents at the Patent Trial and Appeal Board of the US Supreme Court as well as all forums in between. Its primary service areas include:

  • Utility and Design patent prosecution;
  • Patent, Trademark, Copyright, and Trade secret litigation (including District Court, Hatch-Waxman, ITC, PTAB, and appellate);
  • IP due diligence;
  • IP valuation;
  • Inventorship dispute resolutions and licensing;
  • Product lifecycle management;
  • Opinions; Oppositions; and Strategic counseling.

Expansive Targets and Endorsed Client Portfolio

While Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox provides a full range of services, it is organized internally around four main practice groups—the biotechnology/chemical group, the electrical group, the mechanical/consumer products group and the litigation group. The firm primarily target industries like biosimilars, biotechnology, chemistry, clean technology, consumer products, electronics, food science and packaging, industrial products, and much more.

The law firm’s client base includes developing as well as established companies, including venture capital firms, individual entrepreneurs and universities from various fields. These are namely technology fields such as carbon footprint technologies, pharmacogenomics, nanomedicine, biofuels, next-generation electronics and other consumer products.

Team of Expert Practitioners

Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox’s team of attorneys includes the country’s most respected practitioners of IP law, and hold advanced-level degrees, including more than 50 with a doctorate in science or engineering.

In addition, the team of IP professionals collaborates with the firm’s dynamic and extraordinarily capable team of managers and staff in a work environment that offers robust technical platforms, protocols, and systems for the highest levels of efficiency in delivering a full suite of services to clients.

The attorneys and agents are carefully recruited based on their technical expertise and industry experience. Most of the members have vast and significant industry or academic experience across a wide spectrum of technical areas, including electronics, software and many more.

The Sterne Kessler Culture’

Besides its highly-integrated IP law practices, Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox is also renowned for its homely environment where its top-notch attorneys and dynamic staff work together to shape the future. It maintains a welcoming and energetic environment that invokes excitement and ensures friendliness. The firm believes that community and culture are as integral to continued success as the depth of legal knowledge and technical expertise. Hence, it takes pride in its culture that is dedicated to the well-being of the entire team.

In addition to its collaborative team, Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox’s work environment is one of the major highlights of its office. The firm’s renovated and architecturally heralded space features contemporary design and open floor plans with modern and comfortable furnishing that are complemented by spacious windows.

Recognizing Talent and Dynamism

Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox recognizes the talent and dynamism of each individual that contributes to the success of the firm. Keeping that in mind, it has cultivated an environment that is welcoming, inclusive and intellectually stimulating with a unique blend of fun and exuberance. 

The firm shows an unbridled passion for exploring the bounds of technology and the law to help its clients succeed. Its IP professionals come together and collaborate on overcoming the client’s challenges, which is revealed in the results.

Moreover, Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox has been recognized by several industry-leading publications for its excellence and intellect in IP. In addition, the firm has been voted as a Washington Post “Top Workplace” for eight consecutive years and as a Washington Business Journal “Best Place to Work” 11 times, based on votes by its exemplary attorneys and staff.

In Alignment with Company Goals

The professionals at Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox are trained to evaluate IP in the context of client business issues to ensure alignment with the company goals. The firm proposes strong patent claims that are constructed around strategic goals and are invaluable as companies commercialize ideas or defend leadership positions against interferences, re-examinations and oppositions.

Its representatives regularly serve as panelists and speakers at conferences and symposiums in the US and abroad. Additionally, the firm hosts a variety of events and webinars over the course of the year. Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox is planning to host several webinars and speaking engagements in the upcoming years. It also strives to continue maintaining its diligent practices and serve its clients with utmost generosity.


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