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.

Established in 1906, 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 and headcount has grown 63% to 180 under Managing Partner Richard Howson. There are 22 Partners and 67 other attorneys.
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
All staff have a people manager and at least one performance-related conversation a year. For fee-earning staff, the focus is to ensure they become qualified UK and European Patent Attorneys. The firm provides the financial and time investment. Business skills follow, through their Advance Programme.
My Company
My Company
The firm aims to be the go-to company for intellectual-property advice in Europe. Whether it's a client or a talented person looking for a job, the firm’s values remain: Excellence, Innovation, Teamwork, Honesty, Respect and Friendliness.
Fair Deal
Fair Deal
The company’s concept of ‘Valuable Time’ centres on the idea that fee-earning staff spend a lot of time on work that can’t be charged to a client, such as attending a careers fair. These activities now count as Valuable Time and attract a bonus, alongside chargeable time.

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    Charity Activities

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  • Maternity

    At least 10 weeks’ full pay or generous alternative

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  • Male : Female:

    39% / 61%

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