Rachel Free

Partner at CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang LLP

Rachel Free is a partner at international law firm CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang LLP.

Dr Free is a UK and European patent attorney with an MSc in artificial intelligence (AI) 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.

Dr Free 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. She is part of a team of patent attorneys at CMS handling significant amounts of patent filing and prosecution work for clients ranging from large corporations to start-ups.

Dr Free is a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys (CIPA) and also a member of its Computer Technology Committee. She has lectured for CIPA and has acted as an examiner for CIPA. She is author of “Protecting ethical AI technology” in The Robotics Law Journal (28 September 2020).

Professional associations

  • APPG AI
  • CIPA
  • University of Bath Centre for Doctoral Training on Accountable, Responsible, Transparent AI

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

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