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  • Great Britain
  • Germany
  • France
  • China
  • Souht Korea

Rob Cork


Partner, Patent Attorney

Partner, Patentanwalt

Associé, Patent Attorney

合伙人, 专利代理人

パートナー, 弁理士

파트너, 변리사

  • English (en)


Robert is a UK and European patent attorney in our electronics and engineering team.

Rob has extensive experience of drafting and prosecuting UK and European patent applications for electronic and software-implemented inventions, and specialises in cases with technically complex subject-matter. He also advises clients on the management and prosecution of patent applications in other jurisdictions, including the US, China and Japan. He has successfully obtained granted patents for clients across a wide range of technical fields, including networking, telecommunications and broadcasting standards, user interfaces, image processing algorithms, global navigation systems, and satellite technology.

Rob works with a wide variety of clients. He always strives to provide clear, commercially-focused advice, and ensures that his clients are fully aware of the commercial implications of a particular course of action before any decisions are taken.


Rob’s technical background is in materials science and metallurgy, in which he holds both MSci and PhD degrees from the University of Cambridge. After completing his PhD, which involved the development and characterisation of a new type of solid-state electronic memory, Rob joined Venner Shipley in 2008. He also has a certificate in Intellectual Property Law from Queen Mary College, University of London.

Professional Memberships

  • Fellow member of the Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys
  • Member of the European Patent Institute
  • Integrated Circuits

  • Patenting the Internet of Things

  • Collaborating with others – potential pitfalls, and how to avoid them

  • Inside IP Spring Summer 2018

  • Inside IP Autumn Winter 2017

  • IP valuation

  • Inside IP Spring Summer 2015