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Sir Colin Birss

Sir Colin Birss is a judge of the High Court of England and Wales.  He was called to the English Bar in 1990 and practiced in intellectual property law.  He was appointed Standing Counsel for the Comptroller 2003-2008 and took silk in 2008.  In 2010 he left the Bar to become the new judge of the Patents County Court and Chairman of the UK Copyright Tribunal.  His appointment to the Patents County Court (now Intellectual Property Enterprise Court (IPEC)) coincided with the introduction of major procedural reforms.  In 2013 Colin Birss was appointed to the High Court.  He sits in the Chancery Division and is one of the judges nominated to sit in the Patents Court.  He is also General Editor of Terrell on the Law of Patents.