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FICPI // Focus-45

In this session Louis-Pierre Gravelle, our Focus-45 Moderator, discusses the use of AI-tools in law firm operations with Benjamin Beck.

Benjamin Beck

Benjamin Beck
Mayer Brown

Benjamin Beck helps clients with technology and data disputes, in particular involving patents, trade secrets and licensing.

Ben has represented clients in large-scale patent litigation in both the technology and life sciences sectors, many actions involving cross-border matters. His experience covers a wide range of technologies, including HealthTech, FitTech, consumer electronics, and telecommunications (including standard essential patents). He is a UPC representative.

Ben helps clients in contentious and non-contentious IP, IT, data and technology matters, including throughout all phases of complex M&A transactions. He helps clients in the FinTech industry navigate disputes and liability issues related to data and cyber laws, including the Digital Operational Resilience Act (DORA) and the Network and Information Security Directive (NIS2), as well as those related to financial use cases of AI. His experience includes incident response and notification procedures.

Ben is a visiting lecturer for international patent litigation at the University of Göttingen. In addition, he regularly publishes and speaks on the private law and regulatory aspects of digital assets and cryptocurrencies.

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Louis-Pierre Gravelle, FICPI webinar host

Louis-Pierre Gravelle is Partner at Bereskin & Parr in Canada and Vice President of FICPI's Practice Management Committee.

He specialises in the drafting and prosecution of patent applications and providing patentability, validity, infringement and right to manufacture opinions in the fields of electricity, telecommunications, mechanical and information technology. He is a registered patent agent in Canada and in the United States (1998).

Louis-Pierre is involved in due diligence matters and managing patent portfolios. He is also involved in strategic counselling for start-ups, small, medium and large-sized businesses.

A member of the Intellectual Property Institute of Canada (IPIC) and the Canadian Bar Association (CBA), Louis-Pierre was called to the Québec Bar in 1995. He is also a member of the Ordre des ingénieurs du Québec (OIQ). Louis-Pierre Gravelle is past-chair of the Intellectual Property Section of the Canadian Bar Association (CBA) and past co-president of the Joint Liaison Committee – Patents between the Patent office and IPIC. He is a Councillor for FICPI Canada.

He is listed in the IAM Patents 1000, and has been since 2012. Louis-Pierre is often called upon to speak on a variety of IP-related topics, at local and international conferences and events.