Assistant Division Chair of the Intellectual Property Division and head of IP Litigation at Lathrop & Gage, Mr. Sternstein has 40 years experience in patent, trademark, copyright and trade secrets litigation; counseling; and licensing. He has tried IP cases before the International Trade Commission and in federal courts across the country, including one case in which he presented before the jury and obtained a record-setting damages award of more than $100 million. He also has argued before state and federal courts of appeal, including the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.
Mr. Sternstein chaired the lawyers’ committee responsible for drafting the local patent rules enacted by the Northern District of Illinois and has acted as an expert witness and as a mediator in a variety of patent disputes.
Mr. Sternstein is an adjunct professor at the University of Arizona, James E. Rogers College of Law, where he teaches patent law and patent litigation, and is the Director of the university’s IP and Entrepreneurship Clinic. He was an adjunct professor at the University of Illinois for 22 years where he taught patent litigation, patent law and patent prosecution, and has also taught classes on patent law and patent litigation at St. Peter’s College, Oxford University, UK; and the University of Victoria, Canada.