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Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox

Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox is a premier intellectual property law firm, based in Washington, DC, and is distinguished by the strong technical experience and knowledge of its team. The firm has over 40 years of experience helping companies to strategize, build and enforce worldwide IP portfolios, including litigation and inter partes matters at the USPTO (disputes, appeals, oppositions, and contested proceedings), preparing and prosecuting patent and trademark applications before the US and foreign patent offices, and advising on portfolio strategies (valuation, acquisition and due diligence).... Read more


Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox focuses exclusively on intellectual property. We are the best choice for clients who value strategic IP counsel. Our integrated team leverages its legal and technical depth to obtain, defend, and enforce intellectual property rights globally, delivering value for client’s IP investments. We embrace technologies and processes that enable our people to work efficiently at the highest levels of quality and reliability in a client service driven environment that is welcoming, inclusive, and intellectually stimulating.... Read more

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In 1978, Robert Greene Sterne set out to create a different kind of law firm - one that would recognize the contribution every person makes and one that would place a high value on technical competency and service.
We believe that community and culture are as integral to our continued success as the depth of our legal knowledge. This is why we pride ourselves being a different kind of law firm, one dedicated to the happiness and well-being of our team while offering excellence to our clients.
We are proud to be one of the most highly regarded intellectual property specialty law firms in the world, and we recognize that it is the talent and dynamism of each individual at Sterne Kessler that makes that possible. With that in mind, we have cultivated an environment that is welcoming, inclusive, and intellectually stimulating with just the right touch of fun and exuberance.
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Guiding principles
Our firm is guided by the principles of teamwork, respect and quality of service with an emphasis on scientific and technical knowledge.

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Company Snapshots

Sterne Kessler sponsors and participates in the Lawyers Have Heart race supporting the American Heart Association.
Sterne Kessler Company Crab Feast. Our employees enjoyed delicious food and sang karaoke!
Valentine's Day Brunch. Sterne Kessler employees enjoyed a delicious breakfast with coworkers.
2022 Holiday Party