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HGF offers everything you would expect of a world-class intellectual property firm, including patent and trade mark acquisition as well as appeals and oppositions to protect your creative work.

We also focus on providing a bespoke service tailored to your industry, to ensure you really get the most out of your big ideas. Our teams are dedicated to providing professional, expert advice and support every step of the way.

The latest news and cutting edge commentary from across the group

September 2017
September 2017

Oxford Bacteriophage Conference 2017

HGF Partner Craig Thomson will be Co-presenting "Creating Impact: The challenges and opportunities of commercialisation in the field of bacteriophage research" alongside Professor Martha RJ Clokie.

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September 2017

IP in Retail Conference 2017

IP in Retail 2017 - HGF's fifth annual conference will be held in September in Leeds and London. The conference addresses topical IP issues for retailers.

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July 2017
July 2017

CpG Oligonucleotide Therapeutics - A History Lesson for CRISPR?

When we look at the emerging and likely future battles being fought to establish dominance in the emerging field of CRISPR technologies, it may be too easy to conclude that one has no frame of reference to help understand what the conclusion will likely be. However, as Harry S Truman said;…

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July 2017

UK Patent Equivalents, Exclusions and Estoppel – where are we now?

A 5 year battle between Eli Lilly (Lilly) and Actavis centred on Lilly’s patent for the use of pemetrexed disodium for cancer therapy, has culminated in a decision from the UK Supreme Court, allowing Lilly’s appeal and deciding that Actavis' Products directly infringe Eli Lilly's patent in…

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July 2017

Crucial Rule Changes for the Patentability of Plants and Animals at the European Patent Office

Starting with immediate effect from the 1st July 2017, plants and animals obtained from essentially biological processes will no longer be patentable before the European Patent Office (EPO).

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June 2017
June 2017

MIP Stars 2017

Managing Intellectual Property IP STARS 2017 - The list of highly recommended trade mark practitioners and trade mark firm rankings editorials for IP STARS (2017) have now been published online.

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June 2017

UK presses on with ratification of the UPC Agreement

The UK is pressing on with legislation that is required for the ratification of the UPC Agreement by the UK; secondary legislation in the form of an Order on Privileges and Immunities for the Unified Patent Court were laid in Parliament under the International Organisations Act 1968 today …

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June 2017

IEEE/MTS OCEANS Conference 2017

HGF Trainee Patent Attorney Faye Campbell is attending the IEEE/MTS OCEANS conference at Aberdeen Exhibition & Conference Centre which takes place 19-22nd June 2017 in Aberdeen, Scotland.

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June 2017

Retail Week General Counsel 2017

Tom Nener will be hosting a roundtable at Retail Week General Counsel on "Advertising and driving sales within the law".

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June 2017

December 2017 target start date for UPC will not be achieved

The UPC Preparatory Committee has announced that the timetable for opening the UPC (and the associated start date for unitary patents) is to be revised.

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June 2017

IAM Patent 1000

The IAM Patent 1000 – The World’s Leading Patent Professionals 2017 guide has now been published. The sixth edition of IAM's market-leading guide identifies and profiles leading patent professionals and firms in the world’s key jurisdictions. HGF are one of only 4 firms in the UK with 9 or…

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June 2017

PAT-TECH EXCHANGE 2017

HGF Partner Lucy Johnson will be presenting "UPC/UP: Getting down to business" at this year's Pat-Tech exchange which takes place 6 - 7th June 2017 in Dublin.

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June 2017

IP in Healthcare 2017 Conference

HGF's IP in Healthcare Conference 2017 will review the latest updates on intellectual property issues in the pharmaceuticals, life sciences and medical device sectors.

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