Lydia Torne is a Managing Associate in Simmons & Simmons’ Intellectual Property team in London. She is a specialist in intellectual property transactions, including licensing and collaboration agreements, monetisations, consortia agreements, joint ventures and the IP aspects of corporate transactions and financings. Lydia also advises on life sciences regulatory compliance issues. Lydia has a particular interest in Digital Health, where tech meets the healthcare and life sciences sector. Lydia advises clients on a wide range of digital health issues, including on collaborations using artificial intelligence in drug discovery, re-use of patient data and regulatory compliance issues for digital health solutions.
Contribution to Legal Tech
Lydia is one of Simmons & Simmons’ Tech Ambassadors, assisting with the roll out of, and engagement of lawyers in, new legal tech to help streamline lawyers’ work and increase efficiencies. Lydia is also part of a working group developing new software applications to help clients quickly and easily obtain information and high level advice regarding common digital health issues.
Lydia has worked alongside Simmons & Simmons Wavelength (Simmons & Simmons’ team of legal engineers) on a number of recent projects to help develop new technology solutions for her clients, including automating and/or condensing legal processes or simply developing new, innovative, ways of presenting key legal information.
Lydia is active in the legal and scientific tech community. She has been recognised as a Leading Individual for Life Sciences and Healthcare in Legal 500, as well as contributing to the Institute of Global Health Innovation’s white paper on data monetisation and being published in The Lancet regarding NHS/private collaborations using patient data. She speaks regularly at events such as Blockchain Live, the Westminster Forum and those hosted by think tank Reform, regarding data monetisation issues. Lydia has also been featured on the popular blockchain podcast, Blockchain Insider, discussing data monetisation issues. Lydia is a lecturer at the forthcoming Society for Computers and Law’s lecture on legal issues for AI.