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Sydney R. Kestle
+1 202 408 4241
sydney.kestle@finnegan.com

901 New York Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20001-4413

+1 202 408 4000
Fax +1 202 408 4400

Bar and Court Admissions

  • Maryland
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Veterans Claims
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit
  • Admitted in Maryland only, practicing under the supervision of the partners of the Washington, DC office of Finnegan

Education

  • American University, Washington College of Law
    J.D., magna cum laude, 2014
  • University of Pennsylvania
    B.S.E., Bioengineering, cum laude, 2011

Judicial Clerkships

    U.S. Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit

Sydney R. Kestle

Associate

Sydney Kestle focuses on several areas of patent law, including litigation in U.S. district courts and proceedings before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). Her work covers various industries, including biotechnology, industrial manufacturing, and medical device. Ms. Kestle also maintains a pro bono practice assisting with veterans' affairs.

Ms. Kestle has technical experience in the biomedical arts, specifically in tissue engineering, biomechanics, and material science. Her undergraduate research focused on developing tissue-engineered constructs to combat cartilage degeneration in the knee.

Highlights

  • Served at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit as a judicial intern to the Honorable Jimmie V. Reyna, 2012; and as a judicial clerk to the Honorable Alan D. Lourie, 2014-2016.
  • Note and comment editor, American University Law Review, 2013-2014.

Professional Recognition

  • Order of the Coif.
  • Gillett-Mussey Fellowship recipient, 2012-2014.
  • Washington College of Law Merit Scholarship recipient, 2011-2014.

Professional Activities

  • American Intellectual Property Law Association
  • Bar Association of Montgomery County (Community Outreach Committee, board member)
  • Federal Circuit Bar Association
  • Giles S. Rich American Inn of Court (membership co-chair, 2015-2017)
  • Society of Women Engineers, 2007-2011