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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 2015
April 2015

FICPI World Congress 2015

The FICPI WORLD CONGRESS, organised by the FICPI - Federation International des Conseils en Propriete Industrielle will take place from 13th April to the 17th April 2015 at the Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC) in Cape Town, South Africa.

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April 2015

BIO KOREA International Convention

BIO KOREA 2015, the 10th anniversary of leading Korean bio-industry's future will be held in Coex, Seoul on 8th-10th April 2015.

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March 2015
March 2015

30th Annual Intellectual Property Law Conference

The 30th Annual Intellectual Property Law Conference provides cost effective value.

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March 2015

Pharmaceutical Trade Marks Group 90th Conference

PTMG's 90th Conference which will be held in Venice on 23rd-24th March 2015.

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March 2015

UKIPO Toolkit on Intellectual Property for Universities

UKIPO Toolkit on Intellectual Property for Universities

The UK Intellectual Property Office has released a free of charge toolkit to help university students and academics understand IP and also to help universities and busine…

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March 2015

Unitary Patent Renewal Fees – Proposed Figures Revealed

Unitary Patent Renewal Fees – Proposed Figures Revealed

Ever since the prospect of a Unitary Patent for Europe became a reality, the subject of cost has been hotly debated.

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March 2015

IQPC Global IP Exchange

The 6th Global IP Exchange to be held in Munich is the largest collection yet of senior IP decision makers.

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March 2015

ITF Technology Showcase

The conference will open with two sequential plenary sessions that combine senior industry speakers with presentations on leading edge technology implementations and successful industry technology initiatives.

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March 2015

BioWales 2015

An international line-up of speakers and industry experts will deliver keynote addresses and lead the showcase presentations and discussions around supply chain opportunities and development.

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March 2015

EPO receives record number of patent filings – but what about the UK?

EPO receives record number of patent filings – but what about the UK?

The EPO has published its filing figures for 2014. “Patent filings at the EPO grew by 3.1% in 2014, hitting a new record high of over 274 000 (2013: 266 000).

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February 2015
February 2015

IP in Healthcare 2015

The effective management of and exploitation of intellectual property in the UK’s healthcare market with sectors such as biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, medical technologies is a crucial aspect of any R&D programme. In the UK this sector has in excess of £49.7…

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February 2015

Swiss Claims, Skinny Labels and Subjective Intention

In two recent judgements, Arnold J gave a detailed analysis of the issues that should be taken into account when determining the scope of second medical use claims in the UK.

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February 2015

NEPIC/ICC Conference

Following 2014’s highly successful market visit, NEPIC are again heading for India. Last time 21 delegates from 15 organisations joined, all came back with new business opportunities and below are examples of feedback from organisations visiting India with NEP…

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February 2015

AUTM 2015 Annual Meeting

The AUTM Annual Meeting is organized and developed by experienced technology transfer professionals who represent a range of institutions — large, small, public and private universities, industry representatives, government agencies and hospitals and research …

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February 2015

4th edition of Pharma IPR Conference

HGF Partner Dr Jonathan Atkinson will be speaking at the 4th edition of Pharma IPR Conference on 'Generic Entry - Challenging European Patents Now and in the Future'.

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February 2015

Morocco to recognise European Patents as National Patents

Morocco is to be the first non-member country of the European Patent Organisation to validate the legal effects of a European patent on its territory.

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February 2015

Aberdeen Remains Scotland’s Leader in Innovation

Aberdeen Remains Scotland’s Leader in Innovation

HGF Aberdeen are pleased to report that Aberdeen remained Scotland’s leader in innovation in 2014

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February 2015

Scottish Enterprise Life Sciences Dinner & Awards 2015

The Scottish Enterprise Annual Life Sciences Awards & Dinner 2015 will be held at the Edinburgh International Conference Centre on Thursday 5th February 2015.

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