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Rachel Free

Dr. Rachel Free

Partner
Patent Attorney

CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang LLP
Cannon Place
78 Cannon Street
London
EC4N 6AF
United Kingdom
Languages English

Rachel is a UK and European patent attorney with an MSc in Artificial Intelligence and a DPhil in vision science. She helps clients protect their technology through patents in a wide variety of fields, including AI, software, construction, infrastructure and telecommunications. She also provides training and advice regarding AI ethics and AI regulation.

Rachel has patent experience in a range of technical fields including neural networks, data centre storage, multi-core systems, cryptography, programming languages, information retrieval, machine learning, quantum computing, internet of things, time of flight cameras, natural user interface technology, image processing, infra-red sensors, wireless communications, voice over internet protocol, video codecs, cloud computing technology, mobile phone antennas, software and telecommunications.

Rachel is a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys (CIPA) and a member of its Computer Technology Committee. She has lectured for CIPA and acted as an Examiner for CIPA.

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"Has 'deep technical knowledge'."

Legal 500, 2019

Education

  • 1999 –  UK registered Patent Attorney, UK Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys, London
  • 1999 – European Patent Attorney, European Patent Office, Munich
  • 1996 – Certificate in Intellectual Property Law, Queen Mary University, London
  • 1996 – Dphil, Vergence eye movements and stereopsis, Oxford University, Oxford
  • 1992 – MSc, Artificial Intelligence, Edinburgh University, Edinburgh
  • 1991 – MA Experimental Psychology, Oxford University, Oxford
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Memberships

  • Task Force - Data Governance, APPG AI
  • Independent advisory board member of the University of Bath Centre for Doctoral Training on Accountable, Responsible, Transparent AI
  • CIPA computer technology committee
  • International Chamber of Commerce working group on Artificial Intelligence and Intellectual Property
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2 October 2019
AI and per­son­al­ised medi­cine
26 May 20
European Com­mis­sion must ad­dress in­tel­lec­tu­al prop­erty and AI
The Com­mit­tee on Leg­al Af­fairs (JURI) of the European Par­lia­ment has pub­lished three draft re­ports re­lat­ing to ar­ti­fi­cial in­tel­li­gence (AI). This note is about the draft re­port on in­tel­lec­tu­al prop­erty...
24 September 2019
AI in dia­gnos­is – pat­ent pro­tec­tion
04 May 20
EPO Board of ap­peal re­mits to ex­amin­ing di­vi­sion when pri­or art search...
In Mod­el de­term­in­a­tion sys­tem/Ac­cen­ture Glob­al Ser­vices Lim­ited (Case T-1159/15), the board of ap­peal finds that need to per­form a pri­or art search con­sti­tutes a spe­cial reas­on to re­mit the ap­peal ap­plic­a­tion...
19 September 2019
AI & pa­tient com­pli­ance
30 Apr 20
USPTO finds an in­ven­tion cre­ated by an AI ma­chine is not pat­entable
The US Pat­ent and Trade Mark Of­fice has found that DABUS is not a per­son and so can­not be con­sidered an in­vent­or of a pat­ent. DABUS is an ar­ti­fi­cial in­tel­li­gence (AI) ma­chine. The USPTO ac­cep­ted the in­dic­a­tion...
17 September 2019
Us­ing AI for Drug Dis­cov­ery – IP con­sid­er­a­tions
28 Feb 20
Pat­ent­ing Ar­ti­fi­cial In­tel­li­gence and quantum tech­no­lo­gies
IP and Life Sci­ence ana­lys­is: Caitlin Heard, IP Lit­ig­a­tion Part­ner, and Rachel Free, Pat­ent At­tor­ney and Part­ner, at CMS Camer­on McK­enna, dis­cuss the ap­plic­ab­il­ity of Ar­ti­fi­cial In­tel­li­gence (AI) and...
25 June 2019
AI in Life Sci­ences
Leg­al per­spect­ives on the op­por­tun­it­ies and chal­lenges...
31 Jan 20
UK In­tel­lec­tu­al Prop­erty Of­fice finds that pat­ent law does not cater...
The UK In­tel­lec­tu­al Prop­erty Of­fice has found that DABUS is not a per­son and so can­not be con­sidered an in­vent­or of a pat­ent. DABUS is an ar­ti­fi­cial in­tel­li­gence (AI) ma­chine. The UKIPO ac­cep­ted the in­dic­a­tion...
06 May 19
Bank­ing on AI in fin­an­cial ser­vices
18 Jun 19
Is an in­tel­li­gent AI tool right for your busi­ness?
The Na­tion­al Cy­ber Se­cur­ity Centre has re­cently re­leased guid­ance on as­sess­ing in­tel­li­gent tools for cy­ber se­cur­ity (avail­able here). This guid­ance provides a valu­able op­por­tun­ity for busi­nesses of any...