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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

April 2019
April 2019

Life Science Patent Network North America

HGF Partner Dr Claire Irvine will be hosting a round table discussion at the Life Science Patent Network North America in Boston on the 25th April 2019.

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April 2019

EPLIT's 6th Annual Meeting

HGF Partner Leythem Wall will be presenting and moderating a panel discussion at the European Patent Litigators Association's 6th Annual Meeting 4 and 5 April in Vienna.

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March 2019
March 2019

"Case Law" epi roadshow supported by the EPO

HGF Partner Leythem Wall will be speaking at the "Case Law" epi roadshow supported by the EPO in Brussels on March 28 2019.

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March 2019

OPT Congress

HGF Patent Director Alison Gallafent will be presenting “siRNA science journey as reflected by the patent literature” at the 4th Annual Oligonucleotide & Precision Therapeautics March 26-28 2019 in Cambridge.

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March 2019

The Intellectual Property Report - The Times

HGF Partners David Potter, Matt Dixon and Lee Curtis comment on current Intellectual Property issues in 'The Intellectual Property report' published by Ranconteur in The Times on 19th March 2019.

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March 2019

IP in Healthcare Conference 2019

HGF's fifth annual IP in Healthcare Conference reviews the latest intellectual property issues in the pharmacueticals, life sciences and medical devices sectors.

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March 2019

“Can robots invent and create? A dialogue between Artificial Intelligence and Intellectual Property”

HGF Partner Lee Curtis will be speaking at a Conference hosted but the University of Alicante in Spain on "“Can robots invent and create? A dialogue between Artificial Intelligence and Intellectual Property” on 14th and 15th March 2019.

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March 2019

IQPC Global IP Exchange Europe

HGF will be attending IQPC Global IP Exchange Europe 11-13 March in Berlin.

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March 2019

HGF awarded Winner of the Prosecution Firm of the year MIP

We are delighted that HGF are ‘Winners of the Prosecution Firm of the Year – United Kingdom (Scotland) 2019 at the Managing IP – Global IP awards which took place last night in London. The firm was also shortlisted for ‘Patent Contentious’ for the United Kingdom 2019.

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March 2019

Design protection in Europe

Thomas Horstemeyer LLP will be hosting a Lunch and Learn on Thursday 7th March in Atlanta. HGF Partner Richard Wylie will be presenting on "Design protection in Europe: Getting the most from the EU system".

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March 2019

8th Annual Pharma IPR Conference 2019

HGF Partners Martyn Fish and Andy Camenisch will be attending the 8th Annual Pharma IPR Conference 6-8 March in Mumbai.

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March 2019

From March 1 Patronus IP have merged with HGF

The HGF team in Germany and Austria works across offices in Munich, Heidelberg and Salzburg led by Partners Bernard Ganahl, Jan Robert Naefe, Andrea Sommer & Markus Zoller. Das HGF Team aus Deutschland und Österreich ist in München, Heidelberg und Salzburg tätig und wird von den Partner…

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January 2019
January 2019

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 31st January 2019 run by the United States Patent and Trademark Office in Alexandria, Virginia.

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January 2019

WTR 1000 2019

World Trademark Review 1000 - The World's Leading Trademark Professionals 2019 guide has now been published and HGF are proud to have 13 Attorneys listed.

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January 2019

Arab Health 2019

HGF Partners Vanessa Stainthorpe and Kieran Killough will be attending Arab Health 28th - 31st Jan 2019.

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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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January 2019

An update on Brexit and its implications on EU and UK Trade Mark Protection

16 January 2019 - the deadline for the UK to leave the EU on 29 March 2019 is fast approaching and there continues to be political uncertainty over the terms of any Brexit.

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