IP in Healthcare 2016

June 2016


IP in Healthcare conference - Edinburgh

HGF will be holding its next IP in Healthcare conference on Wednesday 29th June in Edinburgh. To register for FREE please email Liz Renn or call +44(0) 113 233 0189.

See below for a brief outline of the sessions the conference will cover. To view the full programme please click here.

Wednesday 29th June

Scottish Lifesciences Association, Edinburgh


The CRISPR IP Landscape

This session will take you through the CRISPR IP landscape and will delve into some of the patentability issues arising in this area.

Are the UK Patents Courts Increasingly Pro-Patentee?

Pain for Pfizer but are the UK Patents Courts increasingly pro-patentee? We shall consider the key trends in the last 12 months of pharmaceutical litigation.

How to construct an IP Portfolio

How to construct an IP portfolio to protect the company's programmes and maximise the value for the company, both from a commercial and investment perspective, based on Redx Pharma’s experience with HGF since 2010.

Kit Kat, Dairy Milk and...inhalers?

Delivery devices, inhalers, shapes of tables and colours have all been protected by companies in the sector to a varying degree of success. We will explore the best strategies the healthcare sector can adopt. 

Convergence Panel Discussion:

Wearable Technologies in Healthcare

Looking at the growth of wearable technologies and how Intellectual Property can be leveraged to stay ahead of the game.

3D Printing

Looking at the challenges companies can face with the changing landscape 3D printing brings and discuss possible strategies that innovative companies should consider.

Synthetic Biology

Looking at the concerns and issues including open innovation and open source materials, and the application of "standards".


About the HGF Healthcare Team

HGF 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

For more information or to register for FREE please email Liz Renn or call +44(0) 113 233 0189.