Thursday 15 September

CIPA Annual Dinner 2022

When and where

Date and time

Start: Thursday 15 September 2022, 07:00 PM

End: Thursday 15 September 2022, 10:00 PM


Queen Elizabeth II Centre, The Conference Centre, Broad Sanctuary, London, SW1P 3EE

Event Overview

Event Cancelled

It is with deep regret that we inform you of the decision by the QEII Centre that, following the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, it will be closed for all events in-person and virtual, including the Annual Dinner 2022.

We look forward to welcoming to you to other CIPA events in the near future.



Programme & Speakers

Thursday 15 September 2022

  • Dinner Speech
    Lord Justice Colin Birss, Judge of the Court of Appeal

    Lord Justice Colin Birss, Judge of the Court of Appeal

    Sir Colin Birss was called to the Bar in 1990 and practised in intellectual property law. He was Standing Counsel for the Comptroller 2003-2008. In 2008 he took silk and also became Deputy Chairman of the Copyright Tribunal. In 2010 he was appointed as a Specialist Circuit Judge sitting in the Patents County Court (now IPEC). In 2013 he was appointed to the High Court, Chancery Division. He served as Supervising Judge for the Business and Property Courts on the Midlands, Western and Wales Circuits from 2017-2019 and in 2019 became Judge in Charge of the Patents Court.

    He is an independent judicial member of the EPO Boards of Appeal Committee, serves on the Advisory Board of Judges for the WIPO Judicial Institute, is General Editor of Terrell on the Law of Patents, and is a Council member of the UK Foundation for Science and Technology.
    He was appointed a Lord Justice of Appeal on 25 January 2021 and Deputy Head of Civil Justice.


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