New technologies, innovative financial products and services, established and new brands, innovative designs and processes all contribute to success in the competitive financial services sector.
As competition intensifies across the entire financial services industry, patents, copyrights, trade marks,trade secrets, confidential information and know-how and data rights are intrinsic to the continuing economic success of established multinationals and the growth of challenger brands alike.
Technological innovation, AI and improved processes are driving out cost and creating competitive advantage. They call for heightened patent protection for new inventions and the protection of trade secrets and know-how. In a world where there are minimal physical barriers to information transfer, securing interlocking multi-level registered rights at the earliest opportunity may be the only way to safeguard R&D, innovation investments and market position as well as security against attack by competitors.
HGF’s sector-leading finance team understands and provides a complete range of IP services to organisations operating in every area of the financial sector, working closely with clients to understand their business and optimise their overall IP strategy.
We’ve built our business by recruiting and developing specialists, not generalists. When it comes to protecting your ideas and business, you want to know you’re working with the best – people who truly understand your sector and the potential of your IP.
HGF’s team has finance professionals from an array of academic backgrounds. Our team-based approach ensures our clients benefit from the very best strategic advice from people who understand not only the legal environment, but also the practical and theoretical side of their business.
We are delighted to announce that 9 of our team have been promoted to director effective from today, 1 December 2023. These promotions are effective from today, 1 December 2023 …Read article
A patent is a legal right that enables the patent holder to prevent others from making and using their invention in the country where the patent is granted. To many …Read article
“Please amend to fall into line with the granted claims in the US” is a phrase generally received with caution from attorneys practicing in non-US jurisdictions. The principle cause for …Event details
A recent decision by the UK High Court has delivered a highly favourable verdict for AI innovators, which could change the way that the patentability of AI-related inventions is assessed …Read article
HGF announced a new Chair to its Management Board, Lucy Johnson. Lucy was previously head of the firm’s Engineering Group. Effective immediately Lucy succeeds Jason Lumber who held the position …Read article
Safeguard measure: Excess page fees on ST.25 sequence listings included as part of a divisional application to be waived by the EPO. Following the implementation of WIPO Sequence standard ST.26, …Read article