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Brian McElligott appointed as Chief Intellectual Property Counsel for Altada

By Edlyn Cardoza

September 13, 2021


Altada Technology Solutions, Brian McElligott, Chief Intellectual Property Counsel
Brian McElligott, Chief Intellectual Property Counsel, Altada Technology Solutions

Altada Technology Solutions, a provider of Artificial Intelligence (“AI”) solutions that solve real-world challenges to create measurable impact, recently announced that Brian McElligott has been appointed Chief Intellectual Property Counsel. In this role, Brian will shape and deliver the Company’s Intellectual Property (“IP”) protection and exploitation strategy in the U.S. and Europe and lead the Company through anticipated and complex international AI regulatory frameworks, particularly in Europe.

“Brian’s extensive experience across global markets and his deep understanding of regulatory trends in AI and IP are critical assets to Altada and its clients,” said Niamh Parker, Altada Co-Founder and Chief Legal Counsel. “We’re excited Brian has joined our team and we look forward to navigating the dynamic world of AI regulation and IP together, as we continue to innovate cutting-edge, industry-leading AI solutions with privacy-by-design that our clients can be confident in while putting our ethical values and privacy-by-design at the forefront of everything we do.”

Brian McElligott, Altada Technology Solutions’ Chief Intellectual Property Counsel added: “Legally, the AI industry is relatively uncharted territory. When regulation is created in response to innovation, that can pose a significant challenge for organizations to navigate. I am thrilled to join Altada’s team, which has a strong reputation in uncovering opportunities behind AI and I look forward to helping support the Company’s clients.”

Prior to joining Altada, Brian was Partner at Mason Hayes & Curran, an Irish full-service business law firm where he specialized in IP and AI with a particular emphasis on international commercial and transactional matters. He also held positions focused on IP and technology matters and compliance at William Fry Solicitors and A&L Goodbody, two of Ireland’s other leading corporate law firms. Brian brings 15 years of experience as a practicing attorney and over a decade of expertise in the rapidly changing global technology and AI regulatory trends. Brian also has a strong technical background having received an undergraduate degree in Theoretical Physics from Trinity College Dublin. He is also a registered Irish and European trademark and design agent and a former Chair of the Licensing Executives Society of Ireland.

The appointment of a Chief Intellectual Officer is an important addition to Altada’s strong leadership team and will play a key role in advancing the Company’s continued growth trajectory.

“We are seeing an increase in the appetite for AI in the financial services sector and we know first-hand how important it is to instill confidence in our clients that they can deploy AI solutions without compromising their compliance standards. With Brian joining our team, we are in a strong position to optimize due diligence, underwriting and pricing capabilities while keeping in mind the new and existing regulatory dynamics in the space,” added Allan Beechinor, CEO and Co-Founder at Altada.

Other recent appointments include Denis Canty as Chief Technology Officer (“CTO”), Máire P. Walsh as Chief Commercial Officer and Trucle Nguyen as Chief Innovation Officer.

Altada was founded with a mission to make AI understandable and accessible to businesses and organizations that need to make better, faster and more reliable decisions informed by data and enabled by automation. Altada’s AI solutions empower companies to operationalize data and assert competitive advantage while efficiently allocating their resources.

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