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The UK medical devices industry is a complex and diverse sector that comprises over 2,000 companies - with many of these residing in the SME market. The nature of the business means that understanding is crucial, and at HGF we have a dedicated team of patent attorneys, trade mark attorneys and IP lawyers who all have experience working within the medical devices field to ensure that our level of understanding meets your business needs.

HGF offers a full range of intellectual property services, including patent and trade mark drafting and prosecution; oppositions and appeals procedures; IP and brand strategy; and due diligence. Each bespoke team comprises medical device specialists with backgrounds in engineering, medical physics, life sciences, chemistry and electronics, ensuring that we are able to provide clients with the right mix of technical knowledge and IP expertise.

At HGF our aim is to provide a full IP service alongside our technical knowledge. To achieve this we provide each client with a bespoke team of attorneys based upon their specific technical and commercial requirements. 

Core areas of expertise include:

  • Orthopaedics
  • Surgical instruments
  • Wound care
  • In vitro diagnostics
  • Imaging
  • Cardiovascular devices
  • Cellular and genetics devices
  • Neurological devices
  • Implants

The medical devices team are experienced in the many challenges and regulatory issues affecting IP in the sector, and are adept at following new trends such as personalised or stratified medicines, as well as government initiatives and legislation such as Patent Box and The Growth Hub - meaning you'll always have access to legal experts with their fingers on the pulse of the medical devices industry.

As well as making sure your IP portfolio is making the most of developments within the industry, HGF also focuses on product pipelines, ensuring maximum protection and exploitation of IP during all phases of development and clinical trials. As experienced science experts, our team also recognises the importance of academic, business and clinician collaboration and our role at each stage, and will always work to integrate our services into your business plan to deliver the most effective IP strategy.

HGF is a sponsor of Medilink, AstraZeneca BioHub, PraxisUnico, BioCity Glasgow and the Sheffield City Region LEP Healthcare Technologies Sector Group. We also attend MEDTEC UK and BIO, and provide regular speakers for C5 events.