If you have a business operating in the food and drink sector, or are thinking of starting one, this free half-day event is for you.
The IoT & Industry 4.0 Online Conference & Exhibition will be held on 16th June with HGF Partner Jason Lessard presenting.
This page provides information on any HGF office closures that may happen as a result of Corona virus safety measures in Europe and the UK.
The current coronavirus pandemic provides a unique opportunity for the life sciences sector to invent, and to do so on an international scale. The race is on to develop a vaccine, effective therapies, and accurate tests for the virus required by every country in the world, but such innovations typically take years to discover and refine. The only way to move quicker in such research is to collaborate and cooperate to provide resources and expertise as needed, but this provides significant challenges for intellectual property (IP).
As widely reported, CIPA was informed on 27 February that the government will no longer seek to participate in the Unitary Patent (‘UP’) or Unified Patent Court (‘UPC’) system. Despite the UK government having ratified the UPC Agreement back in April 2018 for many such a decision to pull back is not entirely unexpected given the inevitable jurisdiction of the Court of Justice of the European Union (‘CJEU’) over states participating in the new system.
Managing Intellectual Property IP Stars 2020, comprising the highly recommended IP professionals, has now been published. HGF is delighted to have 13 attorneys listed.