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François-Xavier Leduc

CEO and Co-Founder

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François-Xavier Leduc is an accomplished entrepreneur, currently leading davinci, the Patent AI Copilot, based in the New York City. With a focus on revolutionizing Intellectual Property practices, he collaborates globally with attorneys to integrate AI into daily workflows.

As CEO of Kili Technology (davinci’s parent company), for 5 years he builds AI products for SAP, Airbus, or IBM, delivering 99,9% availability to tens of thousands of users worldwide, exceeding the security standard of customers such as the US Department of Defense, accumulating a unique experience in scaling what makes AI reliable – its data. The company is a diverse and creative team of more than 50 people from the best AI and engineering universities and patent practitioners, operating in the USA (NYC) and Europe (Paris). The company has successfully raised $30 million for the most prominent VC’s worldwide.

Before his current ventures, François-Xavier had a rich history of entrepreneurial success as the founder of Tripndrive and Doppio earlier. His ability to create user-centric products, build agile teams, and establish strong ecosystems with key industry players sets him apart as a strategic and accomplished leader.

With a career spanning over a decade, François-Xavier Leduc brings a wealth of knowledge and strategic vision to the table. His commitment to excellence, coupled with a deep understanding of AI, entrepreneurship, and market dynamics, positions him as a key player in shaping the future of Intellectual Property and technology-driven industries.

Recent Articles by François-Xavier Leduc

What Are the Risks of Generative AI for the Patent Law Profession?

For many legal professionals, artificial intelligence platforms are being adopted at a speed that they think is imprudent. Well-respected patent and intellectual property thought leaders have been very open about their concerns on this point. From client confidentiality to patentability, risks posed by the use of generative AI systems must be eliminated by AI companies themselves before they partner with the patent law profession.

Transforming IP Practices: The Rise of AI-Powered Patent Attorneys

In the dynamic landscape of the legal industry, the winds of change are blowing stronger than ever, and the eye of the storm is centered on intellectual property (IP) practices. The catalyst for this transformation is the rapid diffusion of Generative Artificial Intelligence (GenAI) across industries. If we liken this to historical breakthroughs, the emergence of the internet 30 years ago pales in comparison, as GenAI’s impact is a staggering 100 times faster. The legal industry, once considered somewhat sheltered from disruptive forces, now finds itself at the epicenter of a tornado of change. This is particularly true for IP practices, where the intricacies of patent prosecution have long relied on intensive human involvement. As a partner entrusted with steering the strategy of your firm over the next decade, understanding the seismic shifts brought about by GenAI is paramount.

Past Events with François-Xavier Leduc