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Kilburn & Strode LLP

Work 020 7539 4200
Fax 020 7539 4299
London, Munich

Kristina Cornish

Work +44 (0)20 3947 4200
Kilburn & Strode LLP

Work Department

Life sciences & chemistry




Kristina practices primarily in the fields of biotechnology and pharmaceutical chemistry. She advises clients in areas of patent strategy and represents clients at the European Patent Office in prosecution matters, oppositions and appeals. Kristina has a track record of assisting various multi-national companies in their offensive and defensive patent position as they bring products to the marketplace. Kristina is regularly involved in providing advice in relation to infringement queries, as well as conducting freedom to operate searches on a world-wide scale. She has experience of filing and persecuting families of SPC applications throughout Europe. 

She has considerable experience in portfolios relating to foodstuffs, drug formulations, therapeutic treatments and to combination therapies, particularly in the area of infectious diseases. 

Kristina lectures inside and outside of the profession. She is an examiner for the European Qualifying Examinations at the European Patent Office (Opposition paper) and is a member of the UK BioIndustry Association's Intellectual Property Advisory Committee. She has a particular interest in biotechnology patents in the USA.


CIPA - Member of Life Sciences Committee
EPI - EQE Committee member
UK BioIndustry Association (BIA) - Member of IP Advisory Committee


Intellectual Property Litigation Certificate
European Patent Attorney
Chartered UK Patent Attorney
BSc Honours in Biotechnology - University of London, King's College

London: TMT (technology, media and telecoms)

PATMA: Patent attorneys

Within: PATMA: Patent attorneys

Kilburn & Strode LLP has a team which is 'very determined' and 'goes the extra mile', and a client roster that includes Boeing, Teva and Merck. Kristina Cornish leads the team and recently defended Janssen Pharmaceutica against a revocation by Sandoz and Hexal in relation to its HIV-related drug Prezista. Gwilym Roberts acted for Container Development in an opposition appeal pertaining to its new design for the top of a drinks can, which is more protective than on a standard drinks can. Tim Copsey and Jim Miller defended Keter Plastics against a revocation by an anonymous party in relation to its Easy Go Breeze bucket. Also recommended is Nick Lee, who represented Harvard College in its European patent for its gene editing technology CRISPR. Richard Howson worked with Ecotricity on its global patent protection strategy. Howson also worked alongside Robin Lloyd in assisting Reaction Engines with its UK patent grants regarding the pre-cooler of one of its rocket engines.

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