New technology emerges thick-and-fast, and rapidly evolving telecommunications standards, such as 5G, pose ongoing challenges.
Forward-looking drafting with fast turnaround in highly specialised areas is required to enable cutting-edge companies to protect their current products and future developments.
HGF’s telecoms and mobile devices team of over 40 attorneys, with a wealth of academic and in-house experience, has the expertise to nimbly and creatively navigate through the European patent system. Our team is currently obtaining granted European patents for our clients in this sector at a rate of more than 700 per year enabling clients to protect their R&D efforts and build valuable portfolios. This covers all aspects of technology, from features and operation of the mobile devices themselves, to telecommunications infrastructure, including associated software. What’s more, HGF draws on its extensive experience to obtain European protection for developments often on the borderline of patentability, such as those associated with GUIs.
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 telecommunications professionals from an array of academic and business 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 side of your business.
In Europe, women remain grossly under-represented in research and innovation. A recent study by the European Patent Office (EPO) found that only 13.2% of inventors in Europe are women. The …Read article
HGF is a silver sponsor of LSPN Europe 2022 on 29th November in London. This event will explore some of the biggest challenges facing the Life Sciences Patent Community right now …Event details
The pilot project for oral proceedings in opposition proceedings by video conference (VICO) started during the pandemic and has received positive feedback. The President of the EPO has therefore declared …Read article
HGF is a premium sponsor of the pro-manchester Health Tech conference on Friday 9th December. This conference looks at exploring what new and innovative ideas have been developed in the past …Event details
The EPO’s European patent system is on the brink of the biggest change in a generation – from 2023 it is expected that a new unitary patent (UP) will become …Read article
The EPO has announced that it intends to adjust the start date of its transitional measures for Unitary Patents (UP) to 1 January 2023. From that date, applicants who have …Read article