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BA, MA (Cantab), LLB (LSE). Hon. Fellow LSE; Hon. Fellow St. Peter’s College Oxford; Hon. LLD University of Wolverhampton; QC (NSW); President of the Intellectual Property Institute; Governor of the LSE; Hon. President of the Association of Law Teachers; President of the UK Branch of the Licensing Executives Society; Member of the Advisory Board of the European Law Centre of King’s College London; and a Governor of the Expert Witness Institute.
Sir Hugh Laddie Chair of Intellectual Property Law

contact details:
Tel: +44 (0)20 7679 5831 | internal: x25831
Email: rjacob@ucl.ac.uk

Sir Robin joined the Faculty of Laws in May 2011 leaving the Court of Appeal of England and Wales to do so. Having read Natural Sciences at Cambridge, Sir Robin then read for the Bar (Grays Inn). He started practice at the Intellectual Property Bar in 1967. From 1976 to 1981 he was the Junior Counsel for the Comptroller of Patents and for all Government departments in intellectual property. He was made a Queen's Counsel in 1981. His practice took him abroad often (Hong Kong, Singapore, Europe, USA, and Australia). He was appointed a High Court Judge (Chancery Division) in 1993. From 1997 to 2001 he was Supervising Chancery Judge for Birmingham, Bristol and Cardiff. He was appointed a Lord Justice of Appeal in October 2003. He was Treasurer of Grays Inn in 2007. He continues to sit from time to time in the Court of Appeal and will sometimes act as an arbitrator or mediator.

He has written extensively on all forms of intellectual property. He often lectures, mainly but not only on IP topics, both in the UK and abroad.

Books (in collaboration with others)

Articles and Lectures

Current Teaching
Sir Robin Jacob will be co-teaching on UG and PG IBIL courses.

page updated on 6 March, 2014