Presented By
O’Reilly + Intel AI
Put AI to Work
April 15-18, 2019
New York, NY

Using AI to transform high-volume, confidential, disparate data for the United States Patent Office

4:05pm4:45pm Thursday, April 18, 2019
AI Business Summit, Case Studies
Location: Sutton North/Center
Secondary topics:  AI case studies, Data and Data Networks, Text, Language, and Speech

Who is this presentation for?

Executives, COO, Chief of IT Acquisition, Contract Specialists, CIO, Training Specialist



Prerequisite knowledge

Some knowledge of terms such as “Big Data,” algorithmic data classification, and artifact extraction are helpful. Understanding the business benefits of structured content is also critical.

What you'll learn

• AI solution implementation considerations • QA in an AI world • AI and automation in a big data world • How to budget for a scalable system • Dealing with confidential, sensitive data


The United States Patent Office (USPTO) experiences a high-volume of patent applications that Patent Officers must process. Applications comprise a range of data elements including, free text, form fields, handwriting, images, image-based PDFs, and more. The data are not searchable or minable for the critical information that the USPTO required to effectively function.

This presentation shares how DCL implemented artificial intelligence to identify, classify, structure, and return large data sets back to the USPTO—-in a lights-out production process. Spoiler alert: the system continues to achieve a 99.6% accuracy rate with zero human intervention.

DCL’s CIO, Tammy Bilitzky was a key architect of the system and will speak to

- Big Data: Considerations when processing a continuous flow of 5M+ “pages” of disparate data.
- Automation: The USPTO required a method to extract data from image files to generate XML with a 99% accuracy rate.
- Security & Cost: Confidentiality and budget limitations required a scalable system with zero human intervention.

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Tammy Bilitzky


Tammy Bilitzky is responsible for managing DCL’s technology department, continuing its focus on resilient, high-quality, and innovative products, while helping to grow the organization. Tammy has extensive experience in leveraging technology to deliver client value, supporting business process transformation and managing complex, large-scale programs onshore and offshore. Tammy seeks to ensure that DCL uses the best talent and tools in the marketplace and to implement methodologies that will consistently provide clients with superior quality. Tammy joined DCL in 2013 following three decades with Marsh and McLennan Inc. subsidiary Guy Carpenter & Co., LLC, a global leader of reinsurance and capital management, where she successfully served in numerous senior technology management roles.

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