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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 2019
September 2019

IP in Retail Conference 2019

HGF's seventh annual IP in Retail Conference will take place in Leeds and London this Autumn.

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July 2019
July 2019

FT - Europe's leading patent law firms

HGF ranked 'Gold' in the Financial Times special report - Europe’s Leading Patent Law Firms

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June 2019
June 2019

Update on the CRISPR IP Saga and lessons to be learnt

This seminar will provide an overview of the CRISPR IP saga, discussion of considerations in relation to freedom-to-operate for use of the technology and an update on the lessons to be learnt from the IP issues which have inflicted major costs on those involve…

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June 2019

Autonomous Vehicles Expo

HGF Partner Dr Chris Benson will be presenting 'Autonomous Vehicle IP - Who will own the future?' at the Autonomous Vehicles Expo in Telford on the 27th June 2019.

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June 2019

Latest CRISPR patent dispute

HGF Patent Director and established CRISPR expert Catherine Coombes comments in The Scientist and Science Magazine within hours of recent CRISPR dispute

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June 2019

Manufacturing & Supply Chain

HGF Partner Jason Lessard will be presenting 'Will industry 4.0 kill your competitive advantage?' at the Manufacturing & Supply Chain Conference in Milton Keynes on the 25th June 2019.

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June 2019

Technology Patent Network Europe

HGF Partner Matt Cassie will be Moderator for 'Best Practice for In-House IP Counsel: Invention Harvesting' panel discussion at the Technology Patent Network Europe in London on the 20th June 2019.

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June 2019

G3/19: A further Referral to the Enlarged Board of Appeal on Plants Produced by Essentially Biological Processes

In decision T1063/18, a EPO Technical Board of Appeal created controversy in ruling that the jurisprudence of the Enlarged Board of Appeal took precedence over Rule 28(2) of the EPC. The Board held that decisions G2/12 and G2/13 should be followed in preference to the rule, thus allowing c…

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June 2019

AIexa, ‘what’s the impact of AI on trademark law’

The rise of artificial intelligence is increasingly impacting the retail world and trade mark law, write Lee Curtis and Rachel Platts of HGF in Managing Intellectual Property Magazine.

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June 2019

IAM Patent 1000 2019

The IAM Patent 1000 – The World’s Leading Patent Professionals 2019 guide has now been published. HGF have 13 attorneys listed within the guide and is listed as a Recommended Firm.

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June 2019

2019 BIO International Convention

HGF are sending a team of Attorneys to the 2019 BIO International Convention which takes place 3rd - 6th June in Philadelphia.

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