About Us & Our Approach
Kilburn & Strode is a top-tier European intellectual property firm that protects value for some of the world’s most innovative organisations.
For more than 100 years, we have been trusted to provide strategic IP advice and navigate the complex world of IP for an impressive roster of clients of all sizes, including leading brands and some of the world’s most impressive innovators.
Whether obtaining protection, clearing the path or defending key technologies; we offer a unique combination of experience, technical expertise and, most importantly, an approach that makes us a true extension of our clients’ teams. We have technical, legal and commercial nous second to none and we combine this with an attitude that makes working together easy. Many firms have competent patent and trade mark attorneys, but we distinguish ourselves by our complete focus on building deep relationships.
We are often called upon by our start-up clients to devise commercially-focussed IP strategies that align with the objectives of the business. This includes patent drafting and filing strategies, as well as invention capture and portfolio management.
With an impressive track-record of success in contentious proceedings, such as European Patent Office (EPO) oppositions and appeals, and supporting UK Court proceedings, we are well known for our insightful advice, freedom to operate analysis, and infringement and validity opinions. We also bring a wealth of experience handling highly valuable Supplementary Protection Certificates (SPCs), as well as advice on follow-on patent strategies to extend patent protections for high-value products.
What life sciences sectors are covered by our patent attorneys?
Our life sciences attorneys have advanced academic and practical sector experience, and advise on all key technologies, including small molecule pharmaceuticals, biologics and biosimilars, microbiology, synthetic biology, vaccines, cellular and stem cell therapies, next generation sequencing, diagnostics, immuno-oncology, food technology and nutrition.
We are vocal members of high-profile industry bodies, such as the UK BioIndustry Association (BIA), the Royal Society of Chemistry and the Life Science Committee of the Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys. It’s just one reason why our clients trust us to work with them throughout the lifetime of their patents.
Fiercely committed to diversity and social responsibility, we created the Innovation for All Foundation, which donates 1% of our annual profits to assist charities delivering projects on our theme of “Innovation for Good.” We were one of the first signatories of the IP Inclusive Charter, making a public commitment to supporting and promoting equality, diversity and inclusion in the IP professions.
Kilburn & Strode is one of just a handful of leading IP firms in Europe ranked in the top tier for both trade mark and patent prosecution in each of the Chambers and Partners, Legal 500, Managing IP, IAM Patent, and the World Trademark Review listings.
With offices in London (HQ), Amsterdam (Hilversum), The Hague, Munich, Rotterdam, and a liaison office in San Francisco, we’re the only firm to connect these centres for European IP with the pulse of the Silicon Valley.
For more information, visit www.kilburnstrode.com