Kilburn & Strode announces partnership expansion

Kilburn & Strode announces partnership expansion

Kilburn & Strode is further strengthening their top-tier service offering with the promotion of Mark Abthorpe and Jeremy Smith to partner, effective 1 April 2019.

Mark, from the firm’s Life Sciences and Chemistry department, works with inventions in a variety of fields including industrial chemistry, consumer products, pharmaceuticals, medical devices and more. Mark has a phenomenal reputation with a wide range of clients, including well-known multinationals, to handle their European work; from initial filing to post-grant appeals, as well as coordinating their global prosecution and revocation proceedings.

Jeremy, from the Electronics and IT department, works directly with a variety of clients from start-ups to large corporations. A significant proportion of his practice involves prosecuting and defending US-drafted applications and patents at the EPO. Jeremy regularly gives lectures for the American Intellectual Property Law Association and advises clients in the US on how to achieve success at the EPO.

Chairman, Professor Gwilym Roberts commented ‘We’re so lucky to have such strength in depth amongst our team. As a firm, we have big plans looking forward, and we’re delighted to welcome Jeremy and Mark into the team building that future.’
Kilburn & Strode is a top-tier European intellectual property firm that protects value for the world’s most innovative organisations.

We are trusted to provide strategic IP advice and navigate the complex world of IP for an impressive roster of clients of all sizes.

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.

With presence in London (HQ), Munich, The Hague, Amsterdam (Hilversum) 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.

Fiercely committed to diversity and social responsibility, we created an 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.

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