A new intellectual property tool debuting today uses artificial intelligence to draft patents and office action answers in order to deliver — as its website puts it — “better patents in half of the time.”

Called davinci, the tool was developed by Kili Technology Inc., a company founded in 2018 in France that focuses on building high-quality data sets for training AI, and that has built AI products for such customers as SAP, Airbus, and Allen Institute for AI.

For patent drafting, the company says, davinci ingests text and drawings — such as claims written by the attorney, the invention disclosure, conversations with the inventor, and prior art — to generate a detailed patent and drawing description that fits the required style. Lawyers can then edit the draft to suite their preferences.

For responding to office actions, davinci processes both the patent application and prior art cited by the examiner. It then evaluates the strength of the arguments and makes a recommendation to the attorney on whether to counter them or refine the claims.

The company says that in early testing of the product by a hand-picked group of top 100 IP law firms in North America and Europe, the firms reported time savings of up to 50%.

Access to davinci will remain by invitation-only for the next several months. However, with today’s launch, it is inviting law firms in North America and Europe to join its waitlist. Selected firms will be given free access for the duration of the beta.

For those attending Legalweek in New York next week, davinci will be demonstrating its tool at booth 1224.

For more information about davinci or to join the waitlist, visit davinici’s website or email thomas@getdavinci.ai.

As for the name, François-Xavier (FX) Leduc, cofounder and CEO of Kili Technology, “We named davinci after enduring icon Leonardo da Vinci, the greatest inventor of all time in the realms of creativity, science and technology, to show our tremendous respect for the invention process and intellectual property.”

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