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4 July 2011

Sir David James Tyson Kitchin Appointed as Lord Justice of Appeal

Sir David James Tyson Kitchin Appointed as Lord Justice of Appeal

The appointment of Sir David James Tyson Kitchin as a Lord Justice of Appeal with effect from 5 October 2011 was announced last week.

Sir David James Tyson Kitchin (56) was called to the Bar (Gray’s Inn) in 1977 and has been a Bencher since 2003. He took silk in 1994 and was a Deputy High Court Judge from 2001 until his appointment as a Judge of the High Court, Chancery Division, in 2005. He has been Chancery Supervising Judge for the Wales, Western and Midland Circuits since 2009.

Mr Justice Kitchin was Knighted in 2005.

Previous decisions include Astron Clinica Limited v The Comptroller (2008) on patentability of computer programs, Generics (UK) v Daiichi Pharmaceuticals (2009) on SPCs, and Edwards Lifesciences AG v Cook Biotech Incorporated (2009) on priority claims.

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