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Kilburn & Strode LLP

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London, Munich

Gwilym Roberts

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Kilburn & Strode LLP

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Partner and Chairman


Arguably the highest profile patent attorney in Europe, Gwilym advises clients on all aspects of the patent process including IP audit and capture, IP filing strategies and patent portfolio management techniques. He acts for a range of clients including individuals, SMEs, Universities, and spin outs through to multi-nationals and handles a broad and diverse range of cases before the UK Patent Office, EPO and WIPO.

Gwilym is ranked in Chambers and Partners 2018 as a 'Band 1 Patent Attorney' in the UK. The publication quotes a client saying ‘He never disappoints - he gives very focused advice and finds the real business angle’. 

Gwilym has a keen personal interest in music and has been involved in various music-related start-ups including the innovative Eigenharp electronic instrument and the Jukedeck computer generated music platform, as well as founding the Kilburn & Strode office band The Black-IP’s.


CIPA - Council Member, CIPA Patents Committee Member, CIPA European Patent Office Liaison Committee Chairman, CIPA Patent Practice Working Group (UK Patent Office) Liaison
UNION - President of the British Group of the Union of European Patent Practitioners
American Bar Association – Co-chair International Action Group
Honorary Visiting Professor - Queen Mary University of London
Journal of Intellectual Property Rights (JIPR), Member of the Editorial Board


Higher Courts Litigation Certificate
Intellectual Property Litigation Certificate
European Patent Attorney
Chartered UK Patent Attorney
UK Patent Attorney Litigator
Physics degree - University of Oxford 1990

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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