Robyn is a Knowledge Lawyer specialising in intellectual property. Robyn qualified in 2016 and worked as an IP Litigation Associate at Allen & Overy LLP before leaving practice to undertake her doctorate full-time at Magdalen College, University of Oxford. Robyn was awarded the Leon E and Iris L Beghian Graduate Scholarship to undertake her research, which is due to be completed in early 2022.
Robyn focuses on the full range of IP rights and has a particular interest in the life sciences sector. During her time in practice, Robyn focused on cross-border patent disputes in the life sciences and TMC sectors. Robyn also advised on various aspects of copyright and trade mark law, jurisdiction challenges, competition damages claims, and life sciences regulatory matters.
Robyn is a member of the Oxford Intellectual Property Research Centre and has taught IP at Master's level at the University of Oxford. Robyn has produced a range of publications in a variety academic and practitioner journals. Robyn's academic research broadly assesses the limits of property law in England and Wales and considers the interrelationship between the concepts of property and personhood.
Robyn joined Osborne Clarke in September 2021.
The UK High Court denies the eCommerce Directive 'safe harbour' defence in decision on infringing third-party apps