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Kilburn & Strode LLP

Work 020 7539 4200
Fax 020 7539 4299
London, Munich

London: TMT (technology, media and telecoms)

PATMA: Patent attorneys
PATMA: Patent attorneys - ranked: tier 1

Kilburn & Strode LLP

Kilburn & Strode LLP combines a strong pharmaceutical and life sciences practice with a powerful electronics and technology offering and an impressive track record acting for engineering clients. EPO opposition and appeal instructions form an important part of the caseload, but the group also excels in the drafting and prosecution of patent applications, portfolio development and management, and transactional instructions, including due diligences and fundraising prospectus opinions. Nick Bassil and Kristina Cornish direct the life sciences and chemistry practice while managing partner Richard Howson, Alexander Korenberg and chairman Gwilym Roberts are the heads of the electronics and IT department. Jim Miller heads the advanced engineering group. The firm also has offices in San Francisco, Amsterdam, Munich and The Hague.

Practice head(s):Nick Bassil; Kristina Cornish; Richard Howson; Alexander Korenberg; Jim Miller; Gwilym Roberts

Other key lawyers:Elizabeth Crooks; Kathryn Eldridge

Key Clients

Aston Martin





Imperial Innovations


LG Display

LG Electronics


Queen Mary University

Work highlights

  • Assisting LG Display with European and domestic prosecution of patents covering display screens, including the protection of OLED screen technology used in rollable displays, displays with embedded speakers and screens with reduced bezel size.
  • Assisting Janssen with the prosecution of over 120 applications for supplementary protection certificates throughout Europe, including the extension of the protection for combination HIV drug Odefsey.
  • Advising Square on the management of the client's patent and design portfolio since the client's European launch.
  • Prosecuted patents covering bio-derivable and bio-degradable plastics for Biome Bioplastics Limited, including four priority UK patent application filings.
  • Advising Modern Machine Translations on the international patent protection of artificial intelligence-based engines used to improve the accuracy of computer-generated translations.

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PATMA: Trade mark attorneys
PATMA: Trade mark attorneys - ranked: tier 1

Kilburn & Strode LLP

Kilburn & Strode LLP offers a comprehensive trade mark practice, spanning trade mark clearance work, the drafting and filing of trade mark applications, and representation in opposition and cancellation proceedings. The group also excels in the provision of litigation support, due diligence instructions, licensing agreements and enforcement work. On top of its offices in Munich and The Hague, the team also boasts a new office in Amsterdam, launched in January 2019, and a liaison office in San Francisco, staffed with European attorneys, which accounts for the firm's success in attracting direct US clients. The London-based Carrollanne Lindley, who is also an IP litigator and a qualified barrister, leads the team.

Practice head(s):Carrollanne Lindley

Other key lawyers:Ryan Pixton; Iain Stewart


'The team is collaborative and customer-focused. We are pleased with the timeliness of their responses and attention to detail.'

'Iain Stewart is very clever in his approaches!'

Key Clients




easyGroup Limited


La Perla

NBC Universal (including DreamWorks Animation)



Penguin Random House

Work highlights

  • Filed and prosecuted multiple significant trade mark applications for Time’s Up Group, LLC and provided assistance in related trade mark matters.
  • Advised easyGroup on the co-ordination of a worldwide trade mark portfolio comprising over 1,000 trade marks, including representation in opposition and invalidity proceedings to protect key trade marks. Providing support to solicitors and the representing barrister in High Court litigation.
  • Assisted Waterbomb with trade mark clearing and filing of trade marks, including marks aimed at protecting a new range of drinks and associated goods and services to be marketed in Europe and abroad.
  • Acted for HCA Healthcare in successfully bringing opposition proceedings to protect the client's famous The Harley Street Clinic brand, involving the presentation of detailed evidence of the reputation of the mark for medical services and an inter partes hearing.
  • Conducted the due diligence for Matchesfashion Limited in the context of the £800m sale of the business.

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