Artificial intelligence (AI) is a key strength of our practice. Our AI team includes experts with postgraduate experience and qualifications in the field, and a number of former software developers. By combining technical expertise with a deep understanding of patent law and practice as it applies to AI and machine learning inventions, our attorneys have achieved many successful outcomes for our clients in this field.
Clients commend us not only for our “very strong technical skills on complex machine learning subject matter“ but also for being “highly in tune with ongoing policy developments” regarding the approach to examination in this area.
Members of our team are frequently invited to contribute to discussions at patent offices and patent law associations on the evolving law and practice relating to AI, and have been invited to speak at WIPO Academy and EPO Academy, as well as international conferences such as those of the American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA). Our practice is also frequently praised by the directories for its technology and AI specialism.
In addition to handling cases relating to “core” AI technologies, our attorneys have significant experience in AI application areas such as:
- machine vision
- speech recognition
- digital healthcare
- natural language processing
- machine translation
- autonomous vehicles
The team handles invention capture, original drafting, patent prosecution, and also contentious matters such as oppositions. Our litigation and dispute resolution capabilities are further enhanced by our team of lawyers who can advise on questions of infringement and validity, but also on legal issues such as contractual and ownership matters which may arise in relation to AI and ML technologies. We also have significant experience and expertise in data compliance and regulatory defence work, and can assist clients with all aspects of data including joint ventures, data capture and data transfers across borders.