Simon Binnie

Simon Binnie

Partner, Boult Wade Tennant
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Simon is a Chartered Patent Attorney and European Patent Attorney in Boult Wade Tenant‘s multidisciplinary AI team who has witnessed the AI revolution up-close, as inventors have embraced the power of AI/ML techniques.

His practice spans many application fields, from cryptography and telecoms, through bioinformatics and genetic genealogy, via scientific instruments and computer hardware – all linked by the ubiquity of AI/ML at the cutting-edge of innovation. As a former computational physicist Simon is fascinated to be able to peek inside the ML models underpinning ML innovation (some of which borrow techniques from his former field) and grapple with the myriad legal issues ML innovation can encounter.

Prior to joining Boult Wade Tennant Simon worked as a research fellow at the Scuola Internazionale Superiore di Studi Avanzati, Trieste. His primary area of research was in the development of computational methods for predicting absorption spectra of various organic dyes. Throughout his research Simon has gained invaluable expertise in the fields of software development and algorithm design.

Simon has an MSci Theoretical Physics and a PhD in Physics, both from University College London. His PhD research included the calculation of surface properties of large extended systems to within chemical accuracy using a wide range of computational treatments, including ab initio quantum chemistry and quantum Monte Carlo methods.

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