Reuben Jacob > Maucher Jenkins > Farnham, England > Lawyer Profile

Maucher Jenkins

Work Department

Patents | Life Sciences & MedTech


Reuben is a Chartered Patent Attorney and European Patent Attorney.

Reuben is head of Life Sciences and MedTech at Maucher Jenkins. He has a strong track record advising clients on matters concerning biotechnology, medtech, medical devices and chemistry.

He is a contributing author to “Handbook of Intellectual Property Management” and “Pharmaceutical, Biotechnology and Chemical Inventions”.

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.


Partner, Edward Evans & Co, London, 1993-03. Partner, Maucher Jenkins (previously RGC Jenkins & Co.), London, 2003 – present.

Publications of note:

‘Handbook of Intellectual Property Management’ Kogan Page and UKIPO;

‘Pharmaceutical, Biotechnology and Chemical Inventions’ edited by Duncan Bucknell, Oxford University Press.


English, French.


FICPI; AIPPI; British Mycological Society; senior associate member of the Royal Society of Medicine.


Alleyn’s School; Queen Mary College, University of London, (1988 BSc Hons Microbiology and Genetics); European Patent Attorney (1995); UK Patent Attorney (1996).


In his spare time, Reuben enjoys shooting, fishing, skiing.

Lawyer Rankings

London > TMT (technology, media and telecoms) > PATMA: Patent attorneys

With offices in the UK, Germany, Switzerland and China, Anglo-German firm Maucher Jenkins is well-placed to handle cross-border matters, such as filing and prosecuting patent applications, as well as carry out portfolio and freedom to operate reviews in fast moving areas of technology. The team is also able to leverage the expertise of its patent litigators in the UK and Germany when disputes arise. The practice is collectively led by the following partners, who are based across the firm’s London, Farnham, Cambridge and Edinburgh offices: James Cross leads on IT, software and electronics mandates and acts for key clients, including Sky and British Airways, while Reuben Jacob heads up the life sciences team, which includes Fiona Kellas. Hugh Dunlop is the firm’s go-to contact for telecoms and green energy technology work, while Holly Whitlock and Phil Treeby jointly lead on engineering, physics and mathematics patenting. Stuart Rowlands is also noted for his experience in the engineering sector.