Mind + Muscle

technical minds + legal muscle

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Attorneys, Patent Agents, Technical Specialists


Do you want to be a part of something big – working with innovators who are changing the world?

Consider this:

  • 50+ PhDs on our team
  • 20+ languages spoken
  • Cross-pollination between patent drafters, prosecutors, and litigators
  • Multiple paths for career growth
  • Merit and market based compensation
  • Washington Business JournalBest Places to Work in the Greater Washington 2005, 2009, 2012, 2013, 2014, and 2015
  • Washington PostTop Workplaces 2014-2017
  • The National Law Journal - Intellectual Property Hot List 2012-2016.  Recognizes the 20 firms that have “demonstrated creative strategies for litigation, patent prosecution, licensing and other transactional work” in IP.

We love what we do!

We love what happens every day when 170+ IP professionals come to work in a firm that combines the focus of a boutique with the resources of a major IP practice.

All with just one agenda:  IP law on behalf of companies whose future depends on developing and protecting their ideas.

Get to know us.  We think you’ll love it here too.

Our associates participate in the annual anonymous surveys administered by The Vault and Chambers Associate, and they consistently give the firm high marks for work-life balance, culture, quality of work, training and diversity. We think those aspects of work life are important and strive to maintain an environment where our attorneys can thrive.  Learn more about what our associates think about working at Sterne Kessler by viewing our Vault and Chambers Associate profiles. Learn more about the “day in the life” of an IP attorney, by viewing this Q&A from the annual Vault Practice Perspectives Guide featuring a Sterne Kessler associate and director.


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