Robin Jacob (judge)
Robert Raphael Hayim "Robin" Jacob (born 26 April 1941), now styled The Rt Hon. Professor Sir Robin Jacob, was as Lord Justice Jacob a judge in the Court of Appeal of England and Wales. 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.
He read Natural Sciences (physics) at Trinity College Cambridge (1960-1963) and law at the LSE (1963-1967) He was called to the Bar by Gray’s Inn in 1965 (Treasurer 2007). He was appointed a High Court Judge in 1993 and to the Court of Appeal in 2003.
His primary area of expertise is intellectual property rights. He was admitted to the IP Hall of Fame in 2006.
He retired from the Court of Appeal in March 2011 (acknowledged in a valedictory address before a court-room packed with well-wishers) to take up his current position as the Sir Hugh Laddie Chair in intellectual property at University College London. However, in accordance with section 9 of the Senior Courts Act 1981, he has continued on occasion since that date to sit as a judge in the High Court and the Court of Appeal. Sir Robin is currently a door tenant at 8 New Square Chambers.
- Judiciary of England and Wales, , 4 May 2011, not yet updated to reflect his retirement.
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