We are delighted to announce that Harry Harden, from the Tech group, has been promoted to Partner and Juliet Hibbert has been promoted to Counsel.
Harry Harden has a particular focus on freedom to operate and due diligence work, especially in the fields of software and medical devices.
Juliet Hibbert brings a long history of working with telecoms clients, especially in relation to standards essential patents, and further strengthens our Tech group’s offering in her new role of Counsel.
Tech group partner Nick Shipp commented:
We are delighted to have Harry Harden join the partnership. He has built a stellar reputation amongst US software companies, particularly in the San Francisco Bay Area, as one of the leading advisors on European patent law. In addition, his extensive experience in FTO and due diligence analysis strengthens Kilburn & Strode’s offering at the highest level.
Juliet is a hugely experienced attorney who brings a wealth of in-house experience to her unique brand of top-tier private practice advice. Our clients in the telecoms space and those with SEPs find her experience particularly valuable to their business. She is a huge asset to Kilburn & Strode.”
Jamie Atkins and Dayle Callaghan from our Life Sciences & Chemistry group also join the ranks of Counsel.
Jamie has over a decade of experience of prosecution and opposition in the life sciences patent field. His practice focuses on biopharmaceuticals, diagnostics and synthetic biology, with expertise in immunotherapy and gene editing, particularly CRISPR. He also has extensive experience in coordinating multijurisdictional freedom to operate projects for his clients.
Dayle Callaghan has experience with a range of life science clients, with particular experience with antibody patents and in managing supplementary protection certificate (SPCs) portfolios across Europe.
Life Sciences & Chemistry group partner Nick Lee commented:
Its fantastic news that Dayle and Jamie are now Counsel. Jamie’s expertise in emerging technologies such as CRISPR gene editing and in EPO oppositions, and Dayle’s top level experience in Supplementary Protection Certificates (SPCs) and unparalleled client care make them highly sought after by our clients. We are so pleased to be able to recognise their fabulous contributions with these promotions.”
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 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.
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