Sir Robin Jacob is an honorary member of Nigel Bowen Chambers.
Sir Robin first started practising at the Intellectual Property Bar in 1967 before taking up the role of Junior Counsel for the Comptroller of Patents and for Government departments in intellectual property in 1976, which he held until he was appointed Kings Counsel in 1981.
Sir Robin’s practice then took him abroad to practise in Hong Kong, Singapore, Europe, the USA and Australia before being appointed to the bench in 1993. From 1997 to 2001 he was Supervising Chancery Judge for Birmingham, Bristol and Cardiff and was appointed a Lord Justice of Appeal in October 2003.
He formally retired from that Court (though hopes to sit from time to time) to take up the Hugh Laddie Chair of Intellectual Property Law at University College London. He also sits as an arbitrator and mediator.
Sir Robin is President of the Intellectual Property Institute, Governor of the London School of Economics, Hon. President of the UK branch of the Licensing Executive Society, and Hon. President of the Association of Law Teachers. He has written extensively on all forms of intellectual property and often lectures, mainly on IP topics, both in the UK and abroad.