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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

January 2019
January 2019

IP Seminar - Practical Tips to Maximise Success in EPO Oppositions and Appeals

HGF are hosting a seminar on practical tips to maximise success in EPO oppositions and appeals in Basel on Wednesday 16th January.

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December 2018
December 2018

USPTO - Artificial Intelligence: Intellectual Property Policy Considerations

HGF Partner Lee Curtis will be part of the trade mark panel at the 'Artificial Intelligence: Intellectual Property Considerations' conference on the 5th December 2018 run by the United States Patent and Trademark Office in Alexandria, Virginia.

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November 2018
November 2018

IQPC Life Sciences IP 2018

Rachel Fetches and Kate Taylor will be speaking at IQPC Life Sciences IP conference 27th-28th November in London.

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November 2018

The Bessemer Society Fellowship Award Dinner

HGF is proud to sponsor 'The Bessemer Society Fellowship Award Dinner 2018' at the Armourers and Brasiers Hall, London on Tuesday, 20th November 2018.

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November 2018

Asian Patent Attorneys Association 2018 (APAA)

HGF's Chief Executive Paul Sanderson, along with HGF Partners Dr Richard Jenkins and Dr Gary Wilson, will be attending this year's APAA being held in New Delhi from 17 - 21 November 2018.

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November 2018

Life Science Patent Network Europe

HGF Partner Douglas Drysdale will be hosting a round table discussion at the Life Science Patent Network Europe on the 15th November 2018.

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November 2018

Pain for Warner-Lambert: Plausibility and the infringement of Swiss form claims clarified

In a complex and lengthy judgment, a majority of the Supreme Court rejected Warner-Lambert’s appeal against a finding that the Swiss-form claims 1 and 3 of its second-medical use patent was invalid. The Patent lacked plausibility and was therefore insufficient.

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November 2018

CIPA Annual Life Sciences Conference 2018

HGF Partner Dr Gareth Probert will be presenting at the CIPA Life Sciences Conference Thursday 8th November 2018.

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November 2018

HGF ranked Tier 2 in The Legal 500 United Kingdom 2019 rankings

HGF ranked Tier 2 in the regions of Yorkshire & The Humber, West Midlands, North West, and PATMA in The Legal 500 United Kingdom 2019 rankings.

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