• Patent Litigation
  • Technology Licensing
  • Global Enforcement
  • Intellectual Asset Portfolio Mgmt.

Bar Admissions

  • Washington D.C.
  • Maryland

Admissions to Courts

  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit


  • The Sedona Conference
  • Federal Circuit Bar Association
  • Global Team of Teams
  • German-American Lawyers’ Association


  • J.D., American University Washington College of Law, 2019
  • M.A., Illinois Institute of Technology, IP Management & Markets, 2013
  • M.A.L.D., Fletcher School of Law & Diplomacy, 1993
  • B.A., Philosophy, Cornell Univ. (Honors), 1986

Caren Yusem Sterne, M.A., M.A.L.D., J.D.



Caren Yusem Sterne has experience in trials and settlements for intellectual property disputes in the US and Europe, and 20 years of experience in product development and marketing for high-growth businesses.

Yusem Sterne’s legal experience includes resolving patent litigation matters for small and large businesses in Munich, Germany. She worked at the Meissner Bolte law firm in Munich, preparing legal documents, settlement agreements, and client opinion letters for utility and design patent disputes.

Yusem Sterne was formerly a Judicial Extern analyzing pending matters for Judge Jimmie V. Reyna of the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. She previously was a summer associate at Belgravia Group Development in Chicago, IL.

Yusem Sterne earned her J.D. at the Washington College of Law at American University, a M.A in Intellectual Property Management and Markets at the Illinois Institute of Technology, a M.A.L.D at The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, and a B.A. at Cornell University. She is based in Washington D.C.