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Robert Greene Sterne

Robert Greene Sterne

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

Washington, DC, USA


Robert Greene Sterne is a founding director of Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox P.L.L.C., a premier intellectual property law firm based in Washington, D.C.  Mr. Sterne has extensive expertise in AIA post issuance proceedings and concurrent patent litigation, USITC 337 investigations, Federal Circuit appeals, EU enforcement, reexamination, high quality global patent portfolios, patent monetization and licensing, and corporate intellectual property best practices (CIPO and Board of Directors).  He is a registered U.S. patent attorney, has spoken and written extensively on these topics throughout the past 40 years, was named in 2015 by the Financial Times as one of the "Top Ten Legal Innovators in North America," and was named in 2014 by The National Law Journal as an “Intellectual Property Trailblazer and Pioneer.” Most recently, he was named by Law360 as one of  “The Top 25 Icons of IP.”  He is editor in chief of Patent Office Litigation (2012), and Patent Office Litigation 2nd Edition (2017)(Thomson Reuters). In his practice, Mr. Sterne holds a BSEE and a MS and specializes in electronics, computers, software, communications, semiconductors, wireless, medical devices, nanotechnology, and business methods technologies. He is counsel in more than 160 PTAB contested proceedings and 150 reexaminations at the USPTO and has played a key role in precedent-setting U.S. case law, including: In re Beauregard, (Fed. Cir. 1995), KSR (SCT. 2007), i4i (SCT. 2011), In re Jung (Fed. Cir. 2011), ETG (Fed Cir. 2012), and Hear Wear (Fed. Cir. 2014). Mr. Sterne is highly rated in peer-review rankings, including a consistent "Band 1" patent prosecution designation by Chambers & Partners. Among many honors, he is the recipient of the Sedona Conference Award for Excellence in Advanced Legal Education (2004), the Sedona Lifetime Achievement Award (2012), and the 2012 Attorney of the Year “Good Scout” Award for his leadership in community service.
Robert Greene Sterne is associated with the following items:
Course Handbooks  Course Handbooks USPTO Post-Grant Patent Trials 2017
USPTO Post-Grant Patent Trials 2018
CHB Chapters  CHB Chapters Jason Eisenberg, David Cornwell, Lauren Schleh, Jay Bird, and Tyler Dutton, Ch. 7: Patent Owner Response, Thomson Reuters, Patent Office Litigation (2nd Edition) - USPTO Post-Grant Patent Trials 2017, Monday, September 25, 2017
Robert Greene Sterne, Ch. 2: New Global Patent Landscape, Thomson Reuters, Patent Office Litigation (2nd Edition) - USPTO Post-Grant Patent Trials 2017, Monday, September 25, 2017
Ch. 2: New Global Patent Landscape, Patent Office Litigation - Intellectual Property Law Institute 2017, Monday, October 02, 2017
Web Segment  Web Segment The Busiest Patent Court in the U.S. – The USPTO’s Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) - USPTO Post-Grant Patent Trials 2017, Wednesday, September 27, 2017
Breakout Session - Patent - Intellectual Property Law Institute 2017, Wednesday, October 04, 2017
MP3 Audio  MP3 Audio The Busiest Patent Court in the U.S. – The USPTO’s Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) - The Busiest Patent Court in the U.S. – The USPTO’s Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB), Wednesday, September 27, 2017
Breakout Session No. 2a—Patent - Breakout Session - Patent , Wednesday, October 04, 2017
MP4 - Mobile Video Seg  MP4 - Mobile Video Seg The Busiest Patent Court in the U.S. – The USPTO’s Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) - The Busiest Patent Court in the U.S. – The USPTO’s Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB), Wednesday, September 27, 2017
Breakout Session No. 2a—Patent - Breakout Session - Patent , Wednesday, October 04, 2017
On-Demand Web Programs  On-Demand Web Programs USPTO Post-Grant Patent Trials 2017, Wednesday, October 04, 2017, New York, NY
Intellectual Property Law Institute 2017, Sunday, October 08, 2017, New York, NY
USPTO Post-Grant Patent Trials 2018, Tuesday, May 22, 2018, San Francisco, CA
Transcripts  Transcripts Breakout Session - Patent - Breakout Session - Patent , Wednesday, October 04, 2017
Live Seminar  Live Seminar USPTO Post-Grant Patent Trials 2018: Change & Recalibration, Friday, September 21, 2018, New York, NY
Intellectual Property Law Institute 2018, Monday, October 01, 2018, New York, NY
Intellectual Property Law Institute 2018, Monday, October 22, 2018, San Francisco, CA
Live Webcast  Live Webcast USPTO Post-Grant Patent Trials 2018: Change & Recalibration, Friday, September 21, 2018, New York, NY
Intellectual Property Law Institute 2018, Monday, October 01, 2018, New York, NY
Intellectual Property Law Institute 2018, Monday, October 22, 2018, San Francisco, CA
PLI Grpcast-Live Web  PLI Grpcast-Live Web USPTO Post-Grant Patent Trials 2018: Change & Recalibration, Friday, September 21, 2018, New Brunswick , NJ
USPTO Post-Grant Patent Trials 2018: Change & Recalibration, Friday, September 21, 2018, Philadelphia, PA
USPTO Post-Grant Patent Trials 2018: Change & Recalibration, Friday, September 21, 2018, Mechanicsburg, PA
USPTO Post-Grant Patent Trials 2018: Change & Recalibration, Friday, September 21, 2018, Pittsburgh, PA
USPTO Post-Grant Patent Trials 2018: Change & Recalibration, Friday, September 21, 2018, Indianapolis, IN
Intellectual Property Law Institute 2018, Monday, October 01, 2018, New Brunswick , NJ
Intellectual Property Law Institute 2018, Monday, October 01, 2018, Atlanta, GA
Intellectual Property Law Institute 2018, Monday, October 01, 2018, Indianapolis, IN
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