I have a broad IP practice, mostly focused on litigation of patents, trade marks and designs. I have considerable experience of coordinating and running patent litigation in more than one jurisdiction and in designing and implementing pan-European protection and enforcement programs, running one such program for a consumer electronics client for almost 10 years.I enjoy making use of my engineering background and over the years have done a lot of work in the engineering and tech & comms sectors. More recently, I have been advising on AI issues – something which I find particular interesting since my final year dissertation for my Masters was in robotics. I also enjoy the strategic and tactical nature of my work, whether it be in relation to advising on the protection, exploitation or the defence of my client's IP rights. I am very focused on getting the best result for my clients, be it through litigation, negotiation or other forms of dispute resolution.As part of my role in the international IP group, I help my clients to find the best person or team of people within Bird & Bird to assist them, whatever the IP issue or the technology. I also help to foster the use of Bird & Bird's project management and reporting tools in the management and coordination of cases.
Katharine Stephens and Toby Bond of Bird & Bird LLP examine the intellectual property issues that arise when developing and using artificial intelligence
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