Quick facts
  • What we do:
    Intellectual Property Patent & Trade Mark Attorney Firm
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  • Contact
    • Lacon London, 84 Theobalds Road, London, WC1X 8NL

About Kilburn & Strode

Kilburn and Strode make the complex world of intellectual property simple, protecting their clients’ ideas and offering straight-talking, real-world advice. They’ve earned a reputation as one of Europe’s top intellectual property firms.

The company offers a complete range of patent, trademark and design services, with teams set up for different industry practice areas. Their particular strength is their ability to work on cross-disciplinary inventions.

Kilburn and Strode have grown into one of Europe's leading patent and trademark firms. In recent years, the firm has opened offices in Munich and San Francisco and moved into brand new ones in London.

UK turnover has increased 33% in the last five years under Managing Partner Richard Howson.

The firm is scrupulously fair to its staff and has pioneered the concept of ‘Valuable Time’ rather than chargeable time.

What is it like to work for Kilburn & Strode

Personal Growth
Personal Growth
Every year, the Take Back Your Lunch initiative invites staff to take part in active, cultural, social and educational sessions to inspire staff of what they can achieve during their lunch break. In 2018, volunteers were given £100 to run a lunchtime learning session.
Giving Something Back
Giving Something Back
In 2018, the company introduced a new charitable initiative, which involves giving 1% of their annual profits to charity, which equated to £80,000. Their Innovation for All Board manages the charity fund and engages the workforce in deciding how to spend the fund.
Fair Deal
Fair Deal
Kilburn & Strode has a requirement for all fee-earning staff to carry out at least 200 valuable hours, which actively encourages them to spend time on important matters including attending learning sessions or preparing for their appraisal. If they do, it has a direct link to their bonus.

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  • Charity Activities
    Charity Activities

    At least 20% of staff are known to undertake charitable activities during business hours without incurring financial loss

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  • Health Insurance
    Health Insurance

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  • Maternity

    At least 10 weeks’ full pay or generous alternative

  • Profit Related Payment
    Profit Related Payment

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Company Statistics

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  • Male : Female:

    44% / 56%

  • Earning £35,000+:


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