29 March 2017: Distinguished speakers keynote lecture by Rt. Hon. Prof. Sir Robin Jacob on “The Business of Judging IP Disputes”


On 29 March 2017, CEIPI has the pleasure to welcome Rt. Hon. Professor Sir Robin Jacob, Sir Hugh Laddie Chair in Intellectual Property Law at the University College London. Professor Jacob will deliver a keynote lecture on “The Business of Judging Intellectual Property Disputes” at 13h00. Due to the limited number of available seats, an e-mail should be sent until the 28 March 2017 at the latest, to Ms. Teresa Calixto to obtain confirmation of registration (teresa.calixto@ceipi.edu).


Rt. Hon. Professor Sir Robin Jacob, Sir Hugh Laddie Chair in Intellectual Property Law at University College London.

Sir Robin Jacob is among the most respected and well-known intellectual property judges in Europe. He joined the University College of London in 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. Sir Robin is currently a door tenant at 8 New Square Chambers.