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.

Click here to see a list of current members and to find out how to join us ››

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.


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Latest Activities

  • IPReg consultation on the examination system for qualifying as a patent attorney 

    The IP Federation has submitted a response to the IPReg consultation on simplifying... 
    (March 17, 2014)
  • IP Federation comments on the proposed EU trade secrets directive 

    The IP Federation has issued a policy paper stating its position on... 
    (February 26, 2014)
  • Intellectual Property Bill 201314: criminal sanctions for Unregistered Design Rights 

    The IP Federation has issued a policy paper stating its position on... 
    (February 19, 2014)
  • Intellectual Property Bill 201314: Second Reading 

    The IP Federation, along with CIPA (the Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys)... 
    (January 23, 2014)