Chief Counsel, IP & Technology Law - BAE Systems plc and Immediate Past President and Vice President of the IP Federation.
Dr Bobby Mukherjee is a qualified UK and European patent attorney with over 20 years' experience of IP gained in private practice and at BAE Systems plc. He is currently the Head of IP (2009 -) at BAE Systems (a FTSE 100 company), which has one of the largest in-house IP teams in the UK. Bobby was elected President of the IP Federation in July 2012 (two year term). During his Presidential term, Bobby played a prominent role, on behalf of Industry, in actively engaging with the Parliamentary stages of the UK IP Bill 2013-2014. He sits on the UK Government Unified Patent Court (UPC) Steering Board. He is also currently an elected member on the Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys (CIPA) Council. He currently chairs the newly-formed CIPA Internal Governance Committee.
Bobby's career has mostly been spent in the physics field, obtaining and defending patent protection for new products, processes and services globally. He gained a first degree in Natural Sciences (specialising in Physics) from Cambridge University in 1990, and then a Doctorate Degree (D.Phil.) on High Temperature Superconductors from Oxford University in 1995. He has published various research papers in leading Scientific Journals during that time, and during his work experience at the National Physical Laboratory.
Bobby has been named a Corporate IP Star on the global stage by Managing Intellectual Property in 2015.
In his spare time, Bobby enjoys spending time with friends and family, travelling, and closely following cricket.
Attendance at Council meetings (June 2015 – April 2016):