Top-tier European IP firm Kilburn & Strode further expands its reach in the Netherlands with the hire of Rike Dekker

Top-tier European IP firm Kilburn & Strode further expands its reach in the Netherlands with the hir

As a partner in our Life Sciences & Chemistry group, Rike strengthens the firm’s leading European Patent and Trade mark practice.

After many years and different positions in the IP field, I feel like I have finally come home and found a place where I can energetically do my best work for clients.''  - Rike 

Bringing a unique blend of private practice and in-house experience, Rike is well-positioned to build the Dutch operation for Kilburn & Strode within the Life Sciences & Chemistry fields.
She has a strong background in consulting on strategic IP issues and a broad experience in all aspects of patents, ranging from drafting and prosecution to litigation.
She is particularly adept at working  with clients across all sectors, specifically in the fields of:

  • (Bio)materials – polymers, hydrogels, applications, renewable materials, circular economy

  • Pharmaceuticals – small molecules, new medical uses, health tech

  • Food technology – food ingredients and processing

She will work alongside partner Claudia Festen, who heads the firm’s Dutch trade mark practice.
Rike's hire represents the firm’s investment and commitment to being a top tier European firm as they look to continue expanding. Her location in the Maastricht area and her language skills allow her to also look across borders towards Belgium, France and Germany.

More about Kilburn & Strode’s Dutch offering here.

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