4 March 2021

Letizia Tomada joins CIIR in the LEGALESE Project

Letizia Tomada has joined CIIR as research assistant in the LEGALESE project, which is supported by the Innovation Fund Denmark Grand Solutions and will be conducted in cooperation with the Department of Computer Science of the University of Copenhagen, the National Social Appeals Board, and IT company Schultz. The legal tech project aims to develop a natural language processing tool to optimize legal information retrieval. In particular, Letizia will investigate issues concerning bias, discrimination and privacy which may arise in this context and propose methods to mitigate and solve them.

Letizia conducted her PhD research as a Marie Skłodowska-Curie – Horizon 2020 fellow within the EIPIN – IS Joint Doctorate programme financed by the European Commission at the Max-Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition in Munich and at the University of Alicante. Her PhD concerned the implications that the establishment of the Unified Patent Court in Europe will have on innovation of start-up companies.

Previously, she gained professional experience in international law firms specialised in IP law. She is an Italian qualified lawyer and holds an LL.M in IP Law from the Queen Mary University of London and a law degree from the University of Trieste.