Toby BondSenior Associate at Bird & Bird LLP, UK
I'm a senior associate in Bird & Bird's Intellectual Property Group. Having studied physics at university, I'm fascinated by technology and the way in which it is reshaping our world.
Much of my work focuses on helping clients navigate issues relating to the protection and commercialisation of data as they take advantage of the power of big data analytics and artificial intelligence. I also have a particular interest in the wider intellectual property issues arising from the development and deployment of AI systems.
As part of my broader practice, I also advise manufacturers, importers and distributors regarding products safety legislation and standards affecting product design, manufacture, testing, marking and labelling, regulations governing hazardous substances and environmental legislation covering the disposal of products. With experience covering CE marking, EU batteries legislation, REACH/CLP, RoHS, WEEE and Electromagnetic Compatibility legislation my particular area of interest is the regulation of emerging technologies such as IoT devices, UAS and AI.