Mind + Muscle

technical minds + legal muscle




We understand that innovation is the currency of tomorrow.  Below are just a few of the innovators we represent:

Believe in Tomorrow Children's Foundation

The belief that keeping families together during a child’s medical crisis has a powerful influence on the healing process is what drives Believe In Tomorrow.  The organization provides exceptional hospital and respite housing services to critically ill children and their families with clean, comfortable facilities that serve as a tool for families to rejuvenate and reconnect.  

Logo: Google

Google is a public and profitable company focused on search services. Named for the mathematical term "googol," Google operates web sites at many international domains, with the most trafficked being www.google.com. Google is widely recognized as the "world's best search engine" because it is fast, accurate and easy to use.

H.C. Starck


H.C. Starck produces an assortment of refractory metal powders that is unique the world over, including tungsten, molybdenum, tantalum, niobium, rhenium as well as their compounds (borides, carbides, nitrides, oxides, silicides, sulfides).


Koolaburra is a premium fashion-forward footwear brand with an authentic heritage in sheepskin. Irreverent yet unique, Koolaburra strives to be innovative and individual to every wearer.

 Men Can Stop Rape

Men Can Stop Rape is an international organization that mobilizes men to use their strength for creating cultures free from violence, especially men’s violence against women.

 Method Products

Method Products, PCB is an innovator of premium healthy home and personal care products. Method can be found in more than 35,000 retail locations throughout the US, Canada, UK, France and Australia.

Mountain View Pharmaceuticals




Mountain View Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (MVP) is a leader in the biopharmaceutical drug delivery field.  MVP seeks to improve drugs through the application of its polymer coupling technology platforms and advanced analytical methods.

OncoMed Pharmaceuticals




OncoMed Pharmaceuticals is a biotechnology company dedicated to improving cancer treatment, by developing monoclonal antibodies that target the biologic pathways critical to tumor initiating cells, also known as “cancer stem cells”.


Reebok is an American-inspired, global brand that creates and markets sports and lifestyle products built upon a strong heritage and authenticity in sports, fitness and women’s categories. The brand is committed to designing products and marketing programs that reflect creativity and the desire to constantly challenge the status quo.

Santaris Pharma A/S is an international clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on the discovery and development of RNA-targeted therapies. Utilizing its proprietary LNA Drug Platform and Drug Discovery Engine capabilities, Santaris Pharma A/S has created a robust pipeline of microRNA and mRNA targeted drugs for a range of diseases.


OSRAM SYLVANIA is the North American business of OSRAM GmbH of Germany, one of the world's largest lighting manufacturers and part of the Siemens family of companies. The company manufactures and markets a wide range of lighting products and precision materials and components for business and industry, consumers, for the automotive industry, and for the computer, aerospace and other major industries worldwide.

Motley Fool




The Motley Fool publishes a newsletter with a simple stated goal: to educate, amuse, and enrich their readers and help them make better financial decisions. In partnership with Simon & Schuster and via its own self-published line, The Motley Fool has published best-selling books including The Motley Fool Investment Guide.

Univ Maryland

Founded in 1856, the University of Maryland is the flagship institution of the University System of Maryland.  One of the university's top priorities is to ensure that it's research and scholarly activity has an impact on the community and society and makes a difference in peoples' lives.

(3) Awards + Accolades

  • Named by Corporate Counsel magazine as a “2013 Go-To Law Firm® for the Top 500 Companies.”
  • Recognized by the Washington Business Journal as one of the top 50 best companies to work for in the Greater Washington area in 2009, 2012, 2013, and 2014.
  • Ten Sterne Kessler directors were named "IP Stars" by Managing Intellectual Property's IP Handbook in 2013 and 2014.
  • Sterne Kessler was named to The National Law Journal's Intellectual Property Hot List in 2012, 2013, and 2014.
  • Sterne Kessler has been included in IAM Patent 1000 2013 and 2014 – The World’s Leading Patent Practitioners, an extensive guide honoring leading private practice patent professionals.
  • Ranked in 2014 for the twelfth consecutive year by Chambers & Partners USA as one of America’s leading firms in IP.

(4) Firm Milestones

In a patent trial, the way the lawyer frames the question at issue will condition the jury's understanding of the science. 
Defining the question is what
Sterne Kessler does best.


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