Robert Lundie Smith > EIP > London, England > Lawyer Profile

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Partner, Solicitor


Co-head of EIP’s multi-award-winning UK litigation practice, Robert is an acknowledged expert in patent litigation with an extensive experience of, and significant success in, leading highly complex patent infringement and validity disputes before the Patents Court and Court of Appeal, including as part of wider, multi-national, disputes.

Alongside his law degree, Robert has an MSci in chemistry and a PhD in chemistry/chemical physics, and before coming to law Robert was a research fellow at the University of Lund in Sweden.

Robert is well placed to advise clients on the new Unified Patent Court (UPC) – see further details at EIP Amar, EIP’s alliance created to support clients in any litigation before the UPC.

  • 2014 — present
    Partner, EIP
  • 2012 — 2014
    Senior Associate , EIP
  • 2009 — 2012
    Associate, McDermott Will & Emery
  • 2008 — 2009
    IP Barrister, practicing out of 8 New Square, Lincoln’s Inn
  • 2007 — 2008
    Pupil Barrister, 8 New Square
  • 2003 — 2005
    European Union Marie Curie Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Department of Chemical Physics, University of Lund, Sweden
  • 1999 — 2003
    Demonstrator in Organic, Inorganic and Physical Chemistry , King’s College London



Basic French.


  • 2005 — 2007
    Bachelor of Laws, College of Law, London
  • 2006 — 2007
    Bar Vocational Course, College of Law, London
  • 2005 — 2006
    Graduate Diploma in Law, College of Law, London
  • 1999 — 2003
    PhD Chemistry/Chemical Physics, King’s College London
  • 1995 — 1999
    MSc Chemistry , King’s College London


Walking, tennis, photography, history.

Lawyer Rankings

London > TMT (technology, media and telecoms) > Intellectual property: patents (contentious and non-contentious)

An ‘extremely capable and insightful team’, EIP is noted for its expertise in the sphere of FRAND litigation, with a significant success rate in the courts. ‘Totemic leader’ Gary Moss spearheads the practice, overseeing major litigation such as the recent win at the Supreme Court for Conversant and Unwired Planet in the Unwired Planet v Huawei and Conversant Wireless v Huawei cases. Andrew Sharples routinely represents clients in FRAND trials, and ‘highly recommended’ Robert Lundie Smith’s capabilities also extends to various issues such as litigating on medical devices and user interfaces. Kathleen Fox Murphy enjoys a strong practice in multi-jurisdictional litigation coordination, interim injunctions, infringement and validity litigation.