About the IP Federation
Improving the IP Framework to Meet the Needs of Innovative Industry
The IP Federation represents the views of UK industry in both IPR policy and practice matters within the EU, the UK and internationally. It believes that a cost effective, high quality IPR framework is a critical component in industry's present and future successes in the global economy.
The policy papers on this website represent the views of the innovative and influential companies which are members of this well-established trade association.
IP Federation biographies
Dr Bobby Mukherjee, President
Dr Bobby Mukherjee is a qualified UK and European Patent Attorney with over 16 years’ experience of IP work gained in private practice and at BAE Systems plc. He is currently the Chief Counsel – IP & Technology Law, BAE Systems. He has represented his current employer on the Patents Committee and Council of the IP Federation for some of those years.
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 Scientific Journals during that time, and during his work experience at the National Physical Laboratory.
In his spare time, Bobby enjoys spending time with friends and family, travelling, and closely following cricket.
David England, Company Secretary
David joined the IP Federation as Secretary in June 2010. He is a UK and European patent attorney with 25 years' experience gained at Reckitt & Colman, Astra Pharmaceuticals and BTG International. During his career, he has worked extensively on the creation, defence and licensing of intellectual property (mainly patents, but also designs and trade marks), and has represented his employers on both the Patents and Designs Committees of the IP Federation.
In his spare time, he sings with the highly-regarded BBC Symphony Chorus, performing regularly at venues including the Barbican and the Royal Albert Hall.
Gilly Webb, Administrative Assistant
Gilly Webb joined the IP Federation as a part-time Admin Assistant in June 2012.
She was born in Dorset but now resides in London. She has three grown up children. She has been sitting as a magistrate for the past four and a half years in Central London, which she says she finds extremely humbling and rewarding.
Some years ago Gilly did a law degree. One element of the degree was Intellectual Property which left her with a continuing interest in the subject. She enjoys travelling and two of her favourite locations are Cambodia and Vietnam. She takes an active interest in current affairs.