Freddy Thiel is the VP of the San Francisco Liaison Office for Kilburn & Strode, one of Europe’s leading IP firms. He acts as a client liaison in the Silicon Valley and the wider US. Thiel is a European Patent Attorney who has a strong understanding of in-house IP issues. In his 17-year career, he has analysed over 1,000 invention disclosures, with half leading to patent filings while drafting applications on a majority of these himself. He spent 10 years at Orange as the patent counsel in charge of developing the IP portfolio for its international labs.