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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.

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The latest news and cutting edge commentary from across the group

March 2019
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

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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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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December 2018
December 2018

GSK breathes easy after Arrow declaration success

GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) successfully pleaded a Gillette defence and obtained an Arrow declaration in a patent infringement action brought by Vectura in respect of inhalable medicaments - Glaxo Group Ltd & Ors v Vectura Ltd [2018] EWHC 3414 (Pat) (13 December 2018).

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December 2018

EPO Technical Board of Appeal considers Plants produced by Essentially Biological Process are in fact Patentable

In an appeal from an Examining Division decision, the Board of Appeal stated that the recently introduced R.28(2) EPC is in conflict with A.53(b) EPC as interpreted in both the Enlarged Board decisions G2/12 and G2/13 (“broccoli II” and “tomatoes II”).

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December 2018

Global IP Exchange USA

Lucy Johnson and Craig Thomson will be attending the IQPC Global IP Exchange, which takes place 5th - 7th December in Georgia USA.

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