IP: What’s on the horizon?

HGF IP Healthcare Breakfast Seminar

July 2015


HGF are hosting a breakfast seminar the morning of the University of Sheffield’s Innovation in Healthcare Conference to discuss IP considerations in the healthcare sector. 

The seminar will take place on Monday 13th July at INOX Dine, Sheffield University 8.00am - 9.30am.

Our intellectual property specialists will be talking about IP considerations for successful exit strategies for companies and investors in healthcare and an update on litigation trends in the healthcare sector and will be available throughout the day to answer your queries. 


8.00am - 8.30am:
Registration & Breakfast 

8.30am - 9.00am:
IP Considerations to Facilitate Successful Exit Strategies for Investors
Mike Nelson, Partner

This session will consider the issues involved in exit strategies for healthcare companies and how IP can be used to maximise value and return on investment in the early stage of healthcare technology.

9.00am - 9.30am:
Litigation Trends
Martyn Fish, Partner

This session will look at the trends in contentious issues; who is litigating the healthcare sector, what are they litigating about, where in Europe is the ligation happening and what have the outcomes been. 

To register for your FREE place please email Liz Renn or call 0113 233 0189. 

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About HGF's Healthcare Team

The HGF Healthcare team provides professional expertise and commercially focused advice to business leaders and decision makers in healthcare fields of biotechnology, pharmaceuticals and medical technologies. The firm has in-depth knowledge of the sector, and the experience to provide you with high quality and commercially focused advice in relation to the protection of your IP rights.

The team offers the full range of IP services including:

  • IP strategy and advice;
  • Patent and trade mark procurement;
  • IP portfolio management;
  • Freedom-to-operate advice and opinions;
  • IP due diligence assessments and opinions;
  • Supplementary protection certificates (SPC's) and data exclusivity advice;
  • IP licenses and agreements;
  • IP disputes management and litigation;

The healthcare team works across the spectrum of organisations in the sector including universities, research organisations, spin outs and start-ups, SMEs, generics companies and the dominant global pharmaceutical and medical companies. Our client base continues to develop and grow by recommendation.

The firm are also active participants in Yorkshire & Humber, Medilink NW, AstraZeneca BioHub, PraxiUnico, BioCity Glasgow and the Sheffield City Region LEP Healthcare Technologies Sector Group. We also attend MEDTEC UK and BIO USA, and provide regular speakers for C5 events.