Robert is qualified as a Barrister and Solicitor and practises as a Solicitor Advocate in EIP's litigation team. His practice focuses on contentious and non-contentious IP matters. Alongside his law degree, Robert has an MSci in chemistry and a PhD in chemistry/chemical physics, and before coming to law Robert was a research fellow at the University of Lund in Sweden. Robert is well placed to advise clients on the new Unified Patent Court (UPC) - see further details at EIP Amar, our alliance created to support clients in any litigation before the UPC.
Robert has extensive experience in advising in disputes (both High Court and Court of Appeal) relating to a wide range of IP issues and related contractual matters (including patents, SPCs, trademarks, copyright, designs and confidential information) and in a wide range of industries ranging from pharmaceutical/biotechnology to telecommunications, from consumer goods to the arts. Robert also has experience of proceedings before the Court of Justice of the European Union and regularly advises on matters that form part of wider, multi-national, disputes.