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“An elite player in the AI space”

IAM patent 1000, 2021


In recent years, we have handled more European patent applications relating to core AI technology than any other firm in Europe

(Source: EPO patent publication data for 2019; by “core AI technology” we mean cases in IPC classification code G06N and its subclasses)



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
  • bioinformatics

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.


  • Akademie Heidelberg CII advanced workshop – Computer-implemented inventions in patent practice

  • G1/19: Auswirkungen auf KI-Erfindungen

  • G1/19 – what does it mean for AI?

  • Ever heard of software forensics?

  • AI and G1/19: article in Intellectual Property Magazine

  • Patent Drafting for Machine Learning: Claim Strategy, Patent Eligibility, and Disclosure Requirements for the U.S. and Europe

  • G1/19: An interview with Pawel Piotrowicz

  • Women’s health, AI and the data gap

  • Patenting AI for Medical Diagnostics