Intellectual Property - District of Columbia
THE FIRM Sterne Kessler is widely recognized as one of the foremost IP boutiques in the Washington, DC area. The firm is especially highly regarded in the area of patent prosecution and USPTO proceedings. A number of sources highlighted the team's strengths in post-grant patent review, reexaminations and litigation support. Clients include Apple, Google and Reebok.
Sources say: "Professional, diligent, efficient and exceptionally bright."
KEY INDIVIDUALS Robert Sterne is considered to be among the best patent attorneys working in the USA today, and has a particularly strong reputation for handling patent reexamination actions and litigation before the Federal Circuit court and the ITC. Recent matters include successfully representing i4i in a patent infringement case against Microsoft in the US Supreme Court.
Jorge Goldstein, a founding director of the firm, is a leading authority at the vanguard of patent law concerning biotechnology, and has a thriving prosecution practice specializing in genomics, cell biology, stem cells and pharmaceuticals.
David Cornwell's practice is mainly concerned with patent litigation. He heads the firm's work on clean energy technologies, biotechnology and computer science, and is also much sought after for counsel on post-grant patent reviews. He has recently played a key role in undertaking patent due diligence with respect to potential M&A deals.