The podcast “IP Hot Topics,” presented by Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein and Fox, explores timely and trending topics in intellectual property law ranging from ground-breaking cases in the courts and Supreme Court decisions to changes in regulations at the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) and the International Trade Commission. Highly experienced attorneys from Sterne Kessler, a top-tier IP specialty firm based in Washington, DC, discuss what is happening, why it is happening and what action steps IP stakeholders may want to take as a result. Subscribers to this podcast can stay up to date on developments in IP law effectively and efficiently with brief 20-30 minute episodes.
Innovation Conversations: Allen Chen
Our “Innovation Conversations” series continues with Allen Chen, the Mars 2020 Entry, Descent, and Landing (EDL) Lead at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Sterne Kessler Director Trey Powers interviewed Allen about several aspects of the Perseverance mission, including: the mechanics of EDL and testing the equipment; sky crane technology; building on past missions to devise the EDL process; and groundbreaking innovations developed by his team.
Innovation Conversations: Dr. Wayne A.I. Frederick
Our “Innovation Conversations” series continues with President of Howard University Dr. Wayne A.I. Frederick. Sterne Kessler Director Trey Powers and Director of Marketing and Communications Kathryn Holmes Johnson discussed several topics with Dr. Frederick, including: Howard University’s legacy of research and innovation; the role of Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) in graduating STEM students and developing intellectual property and more.
Innovation Conversations: Paul Reed Smith
Our “Innovation Conversations” series continues with our guest Paul Reed Smith, Founder and Managing General Partner of Paul Reed Smith Guitars. Sterne Kessler Directors Trey Powers and Don Featherstone discussed several topics with Paul, including: a story about legendary guitarist Carlos Santana; the intersection between science and the humanities in guitar making; the backstory and innovation behind his company Digital Harmonic and more.
Innovation Conversations: Dr. Claire Fraser
Our “Innovation Conversations” series continues with our guest Dr. Claire Fraser, Director of the Institute for Genome Sciences at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. Sterne Kessler Director Trey Powers discussed several topics with Dr. Fraser including: her professional achievements and career challenges; bioprospecting in Yellowstone National Park; the importance of genome sequencing; perspectives on the U.S. patent system; and hopes for the future of biotech.
Innovation Conversations: Andrei Iancu
"Innovation Conversations” series continues with our guest Andrei Iancu, Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the United States Patent and Trademark Office. Sterne Kessler Directors Trey Powers and Rob Sterne discussed several topics with Director Iancu including: how emigrating from Romania has shaped his worldview; his background as a patent attorney in private practice; the changes implemented at the United States Patent and Trademark Office under his leadership and mor
Innovation Conversations: Walter Isaacson, Part 2
The second episode of IP Hot Topics features part two of our “Innovation Conversations” discussion with renowned author, analyst, journalist, historian and Tulane University professor Walter Isaacson. We touch the functionality of and investors’ participation in the United States patent system and more.