The Hon. Mr. Justice Colin Birss

High Court of Justice of England and Wales

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. Mr. Justice Birss was appointed Standing Counsel for the Comptroller 2003-2008 and took silk in 2008. In 2010 he was appointed judge of the Patents County Court (now Intellectual Property Enterprise Court (IPEC)). In 2013 Mr. Justice Birss was appointed to the High Court, sitting in the Chancery Division. He is a judge of the Patents Court. Mr. Justice Birss is also a member of the Civil Procedure Rules Committee, chairs the Judicial Digital Steering Committee, and serves as Supervising Judge for the Business and Property Courts on the Midlands, Western and Wales Circuits. He is an independent judicial member of the EPO Boards of Appeal Committee. Mr. Justice Birss is also General Editor of Terrell on the Law of Patents and a Council member of the UK Foundation for Science and Technology.