Riyanka Roy Choudhury is an experienced IP attorney, tech policy maker and legal tech strategist. She is a fellow at CodeX and is developing a course on Coding for lawyers at CodeX while working on predictive analytics tools. Currently, she is working on an IP chat bot project where she is teaching IP skills to smart speakers. She also writes for CodeX blog, Legal Business World, LawZam and others. At CodeX Blockchain Group, she has researched on the application of blockchain in protecting the original work of artists and has written a white paper on, “The Debate of Intellectual Property Ownership: Battling over Artificial Intelligence Generated Music.”
Riyanka graduated from UC Berkeley with specialisation in Law & Technology, and Business Law. Given her exceptional contribution in pro bono work, Riyanka received a gold cord and Dean’s recommendation letter during her graduation at Berkeley law. In 2017-18, she was an associate editor at Berkeley Technology Law Journal and Berkeley Business Law Journal. As a practicum associate at Berkeley Law New Business Counseling Practicum, she counseled and drafted legal agreements for start-ups who cannot afford legal services. She also conducted training workshops and provided IP strategies to her Silicon Valley clients.
Riyanka advises startups in implementing emerging legal technologies and legal design in their organisation. At Stanford’s Center of Internet and Society, she is researching on privacy policies of smart speakers. She is an advisor at Simple Rights, US and an expert panelist at Emerging Technologies Polices forum, Singapore. She leads the legal tech projects at Berkeley Law Society and is a member of Galatea, Paris. While studying at UC Berkeley, she analysed feasibility of worksheets application, developed at Stanford for CodeX to make accessory dwelling units’ (ADU) regulations more comprehensible and navigable.
Riyanka worked as a Legislative Researcher at the office of Mr. Gajendra Singh Shekhawat, Union Minister of State, Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare in India. As part of core team and in her policy framework experience in ‘Mission Antyodaya’ project, team of interns under her leadership found solutions to India’s socio-economic problems by inter linking various schemes and policies with one another. Riyanka holds an integrated dual degree in Bachelors in Business Administration (Management Honors.) and Legum Baccalaureus (LL.B) from National Law University Odisha, Cuttack, India.