Speaker: Rt Hon. Sir Robin Jacob, LES Honorary President
LES Britain & Ireland are delighted to invite you to attend what we hope will be the perfect ‘kick off’ to the festive season. We are extremely privileged that Rt Hon. Sir Robin Jacob, LES Honorary President, has agreed to be our guest speaker on what promises to be a most engaging topic!
The evening will start with a networking reception followed by a three course dinner and Sir Robin’s presentation.
Sir Robin Jacob practised at the Intellectual Property Bar from 1967. From 1976 to 1981 he was the Junior Counsel for the Comptroller of Patents and for Government departments in intellectual property. He was appointed Queen’s Counsel in 1981. He was appointed to the Bench in 1993. From 1997 to 2001, Sir Robin was Supervising Chancery Judge for Birmingham, Bristol and Cardiff and then was appointed as Lord Justice of Appeal in October 2003. In the Court of Appeal he regularly sat on both IP and commercial cases.
Sir Robin formally retired from the Court of Appeal in May 2011 to take up his current appointment but continued to sit from time to time in Court of Appeal until April 2016. He acts as an arbitrator, mediator and expert witness both in IP and commercial cases. He is also a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and a member of the following arbitral bodies LCIA, WIO, ICC, SIAC, KLRC and HKIAC.