Kilburn & Strode grows tech capabilities with new partner hire Frodo Ferro in the Netherlands

Kilburn & Strode grows tech capabilities with new partner hire Frodo Ferro in the Netherlands

Media Release: Kilburn & Strode is delighted to announce the appointment of Frodo Ferro as Partner in the firm’s Tech practice group in the Netherlands. Frodo joins Kilburn & Strode from another top tier European IP firm, where he ran the Benelux operations.
Frodo also brings over a decade of in-house experience, having managed the European IP department of one of the world’s largest semiconductor companies at the time.

Building on key strategic partner hire investments in 2021

Frodo’s appointment follows a continued spree of other partner hire investments in 2021. Most recently, the firm announced that Peter Gray (Tech, London) joined the partnership, as did Jo Bradley (Life Sciences & Chemistry, London and Edinburgh), Rowena Tolley (Trade marks, London) and Rike Dekker (Life Sciences & Chemistry, Maastricht).
Dutch national Frodo is the first Tech partner to join the firm in the Netherlands, where the firm continues to grow the team of top-tier attorneys and support staff. Frodo’s hire sets a clear signal of the firm’s expansion of their Dutch offering by adding litigation and licensing capabilities, and excellent semiconductor experience.
The Tech team has been on a long-term growth trajectory that has kept up with the growth spurt of the firm’s overall success.
Welcoming Frodo to the firm, Partner Gareth Fennell said:

His unique experience and particular skill set in the semiconductor sector that Frodo
brings with him will bea great asset to the Tech Group and the firm.He’s a great fit and we’re excited to have him join us.”

Frodo has considerable expertise in a number of areas including:

  • Patent and technology transactions

  • Patent litigation, especially at the Dutch courts

  • Global patent strategies

  • Semiconductor technology and industry

A semiconductor powerhouse

Frodo Ferro and Peter Gray can look back at a combined 20+ years success story within the semiconductor sector. We expect to see the implementation of a bold and expeditious expansion plan of the semiconductor practice from this power duo.

I am delighted to bring my experience to help our clients with the complex IP issues they are facing. The highly skilled attorneys at Kilburn & Strode are top of their game. It’s a privilege to join this enthusiastic team. (Frodo Ferro)

Continuous growth and no signs of slowing down

The firm has continued to remain robust thanks to a solid growth strategy in the UK, US and Europe. 
Great strides were made in the Netherlands since opening in Hilversum (outside of Amsterdam) in 2019 led by Claudia Festen. The firm’s San Francisco’s liaison office, now in its fifth year, continues to flourish and thrive, working with some the most innovative names of the Silicon Valley.

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