Reuben E. Jacob


Reuben joined Maucher Jenkins as a partner in 2003 and Head of the Life Sciences and Medtech sector.
He has built up a wealth of experience in advising clients operating in the fields of biotechnology, medtech, medical device patents and chemistry, including representing industrial clients, universities and research organisations. His special interest is in helping SMEs enhance their businesses by the creation of strategies for the acquisition, organisation and exploitation of their intellectual property rights. In terms of specialist technologies, Reuben has a particular interest in fungal genetics/technologies, medical device patents, medtech and laboratory instrumentation such as thermalcyclers and lab-on-a-chip devices.
Over the years Reuben has gained considerable experience in conducting oppositions and appeals before the European Patent Office, including appearing at oral proceedings before the Examining Division, Opposition Divisions and Appeal Boards. He is experienced in intellectual property litigation, both in a support role in the UK and in the co-ordination of Europe-wide litigation strategies including enforcement and litigation support in Germany.

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Areas of Practice

Life Sciences

Year Qualified



Honours degree in microbiology and genetics, University of London
Chartered Patent Attorney and European Patent Attorney


Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys (CIPA)
European Patent Institute (EPI)
FICPI and is a former FICPI UK Exco Delegate.
AIPPI and a regular Observer at the APAA World Congress.
The British Mycological Society and a Senior Associate Member of the Royal Society of Medicine.