Lestin Kenton

Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox PLLC

Lestin is a director in Sterne Kessler’s Electronics Practice Group. As a leading PTAB litigator, he has spearheaded numerous inter partes review (IPR), post grant review (PGR) and covered business method review proceedings under the America Invents Act, delivering favorable outcomes for both petitioners and patent owners. Over the last decade, Lestin has been counsel in over 100 PTAB proceedings spanning the electronics, mechanical and life-sciences arts.  In 2023, Patexia ranked Lestin as one of the most active and best performing PTAB attorneys over the five-year period from July 1, 2018 – June 30, 2023.  Notably, he was ranked in the top 50 of the Best Performing Attorneys Representing Patent Owners and ranked within the 100 best active and performing attorneys overall during this five-year period and was named by Super Lawyers to the Washington DC “Rising Stars” list in Intellectual Property for 2019 and 2020. Lestin is widely recognized as an expert in artificial intelligence (AI), leveraging his comprehensive understanding of AI algorithms, machine learning models, and data privacy laws to counsel tech companies on patenting AI innovations and mitigating legal risks associated with AI development and deployment. He continues to shape the discourse on intellectual property law as a member of Law360’s 2024 IP Editorial Advisory Board and as a contributing author of Patent Office Litigation, Second Edition, published in 2017 by Thomson Reuters Westlaw.