Dennies Varughese, Pharm.D., a director in Sterne Kessler’s Trial & Appellate Practice Group, is a trial attorney and globally-recognized strategic advisor for pharmaceutical clients. Dennies specializes in the full range of intellectual property disputes, having handled numerous high-stakes patent and trademark litigation in district courts, as well as many contested proceedings before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (“PTAB”) at the Patent Office. Ranked as a leading life sciences litigator by various national accrediting agencies, Dennies has been lead trial counsel on dozens of high-stakes district court cases and PTAB matters involving blockbuster pharmaceuticals, on both the brand and generic side. Dennies also has an active practice before the PTAB involving inter partes review (“IPR”) and post-grant review (“PGR”) proceedings. In addition to patent disputes, Dennies has extensive experience in anti-counterfeiting and trademark enforcement. Dennies received his J.D. from Temple University Beasley School of Law. In law school, he was a member of the Temple Law Review, was awarded the Barrister Award for excellence in trial advocacy, the Podwil Memorial Prize for excellence in intellectual property, and the Matkoff Scholarship award. He graduated with honors, cum laude. He earned his Pharm.D. from the University of the Sciences, Philadelphia.