Kilburn & Strode is delighted to announce our newly promoted partners and counsel

Kilburn & Strode is delighted to announce our newly promoted partners and counsel

This year we have had a record of six partners promoted across our Tech and Life Sciences and Chemistry practices.

Our chair, Gwilym Roberts, comments:

It has been a great year for promotions at Kilburn and Strode. We have had a record number of talented colleagues successfully move into a more senior role. These promotions not only strengthen our capability in both Tech and LSC, but our business as a whole. They recognise our commitment to growing a partnership that invests in the development of our people, and in tasking future leaders with the responsibility of ensuring that we always continue to do so. 

Promoted to Partner are:

Jamie Atkins, Life Sciences & Chemistry
“We’re absolutely thrilled to have Jamie join the partnership. His outstanding expertise in patenting the CRISPR technology and coordinating multijurisdictional freedom-to-operate projects, as well his calm, composed outlook are real assets. His promotion is richly-deserved and we’re excited for his input to growing the firm in the coming years.” Nick Lee, LSC Practice Group Head

Caelia Bryn-Jacobsen, Tech
Caelia is an exciting addition to the partnership. She has built an exceptional reputation for handling difficult, borderline cases and for her successful advocacy at oral hearings. Gareth Fennell, Tech Practice Group Head

Emily Collins, Tech
I’m really pleased that Emily is joining the partnership. A medical device and tech innovation specialist, Emily’s passions include gender equality in innovation and mental health in IP. Gareth Fennell, Tech Practice Group Head

Tom Hamer, Tech
Tom brings a unique blend of creativity and pragmatism to everything he does, always delivering the best results for his clients. I am so excited to be welcoming Tom to the partnership. Gareth Fennell, Tech Practice Group Head

Barbara Durling, Tech
Barbara, based in the Netherlands, is a great addition to the partnership. Her legal and technical expertise are exceptional, but it’s her focus on practical solutions that further and deliver her client’s commercial objectives that are such a strength.” Richard Howson, Managing Partner

Greg St Clair Jones, Tech 
I am delighted to have Greg join the partnership. Over recent years, Greg has built an amazing reputation in Europe and the US for being a down-to-earth attorney who is able to seamlessly integrate with his clients’ in-house teams to deliver an unparalleled service. In Europe, he is known for his strategic advice, especially on complex matters such as contentious aspects of IP portfolio management. In the US, he is looked to by numerous Silicon Valley companies for his clear, calm approach to advising clients on European patent law, especially in relation to software inventions. Nick Shipp, Partner - Tech

Promoted to Counsel

Rob Coates, Tech
Rob is a hugely experienced patent attorney and his promotion to Counsel provides the recognition he deserves for the excellent work he does. His practice is extremely well-rounded. For example, he has a wealth of experience in global portfolio management, especially for SMEs, whilst his reputation as a ruthless advocate at EPO oppositions only grew after his infamous win over the entire Swiss watch industry. We’re therefore excited that Rob can continue to bring his diverse skills to the firm’s clients from this elevated platform. Nick Ship, Partner - Tech

Kilburn & Strode is a top-tier European intellectual property firm that protects value for some of the world’s most innovative organisations.

Everyone matters

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 innovations.

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 attorneys, but we distinguish ourselves by our complete focus on building deep relationships.

Our commitment

Fiercely committed to diversity and social responsibility, we created the Innovation for All Foundation, which donates 1% of our annual profits to up-and-coming innovators.
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 Trade Mark Review listings.

With offices in London (HQ), Munich, The Hague, Hilversum and a liaison office in San Francisco, we’re the only firm to connect these centres for European IP with the pulse of Silicon Valley.

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