Judge Meade Tapped To Oversee London IP Court

Law360, London (February 18, 2021, 6:21 PM GMT) -- The U.K. government named a newly appointed High Court judge who litigated some of the biggest patent disputes in recent years to oversee intellectual property case matters on Thursday.

High Court Judge Richard Meade succeeds Judge Colin Birss, who presided over the patents court until his promotion to the Court of Appeal earlier this month.

Under the new role, Judge Meade will be responsible for the patents court as well as the Intellectual Property Enterprise Court, or IPEC, which handles cases up to £500,000 ($698,347). He will be supported by High Court Judge Richard Hacon, the presiding judge for IPEC, according...

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