Robyn is a Knowledge Lawyer in our IP Disputes team. She provides technical knowledge support and training for the IP team in the UK and internationally, ensuring they are kept up-to-date on new developments.
Robyn focuses on the full range of IP rights and has a particular interest in the life sciences sector. She delivers regular internal and external training and writes articles for a range of publications.
Robyn previously worked as an IP Litigation Associate at Allen & Overy LLP before leaving practice to undertake her doctorate at Magdalen College, University of Oxford. During her time in practice, Robyn focused on cross-border patent disputes in the life sciences and TMC sectors. She also advised on various aspects of copyright and trade mark law, jurisdiction challenges, competition damages claims, and life sciences regulatory matters.
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 was awarded the Leon E and Iris L Beghian Graduate Scholarship to undertake her doctoral research, which she completed in 2023.
Robyn has produced a range of publications in a variety academic and practitioner journals and has taught IP at Master's level at the University of Oxford.
Robyn joined Osborne Clarke in September 2021.
The Retained EU Law Act 2023: the revolution is cancelled, but substantive change to UK law post-Brexit continues
Bad faith claim succeeded in ongoing dispute but trade mark and copyright infringement and passing off still found
European Commission takes a step forward in the fight against online piracy of sports and other live events
French, German and Italian UPC local divisions to now offer English as alternative language of proceedings
The language of proceedings has caused controversy but the system adopted provides some flexibility for claimants