The medical devices industry is a complex and diverse sector that comprises over 2,000 companies in the UK alone - with many of these residing in the SME market. The nature of the business means that understanding is crucial, and at HGF we have a dedicated team of patent attorneys, trade mark attorneys and IP lawyers who all have experience working within the medical devices field to ensure that our level of understanding meets your business needs.

HGF offers a full range of intellectual property services, including patent and trade mark drafting and prosecution; oppositions and appeals procedures; IP and brand strategy; and due diligence. Our team comprises medical device specialists with backgrounds in engineering, medical physics, life sciences, chemistry and electronics, ensuring that we are able to provide clients with the right mix of technical knowledge and IP expertise.

At HGF our aim is to provide a full IP service alongside our technical knowledge. To achieve this we provide each client with a bespoke team of attorneys based upon their specific technical and commercial requirements. 

Core areas of expertise include:

  • Orthopaedics
  • Surgical instruments
  • Wound care
  • Drug delivery devices
  • Diagnostics
  • Imaging
  • Cardiovascular devices
  • Implants

The medical devices team are experienced in the many challenges and regulatory issues affecting IP in the sector, and are adept at following new trends such as personalised or stratified medicines, as well as government initiatives and legislation such as Patent Box in the UK - meaning you'll always have access to legal experts with their fingers on the pulse of the medical devices industry.

As well as making sure your IP portfolio is making the most of developments within the industry, HGF also focuses on product pipelines, ensuring maximum protection and exploitation of IP during all phases of development and clinical trials. As experienced science experts, our team also recognises the importance of academic, business and clinician collaboration and our role at each stage, and will always work to integrate our services into your business plan to deliver the most effective IP strategy.

HGF is a sponsor of Medilink, AstraZeneca BioHub, PraxisUnico, BioCity Glasgow and the Sheffield City Region LEP Healthcare Technologies Sector Group. We also attend Medica, Arab Health, The MedTech Conference and BIO, and provide regular speakers for healthcare events including our own annual “IP in Healthcare” conference.

Our Team

HGF's attorneys, together with our law and litigation teams at HGF Law, work directly alongside your own company to really understand your business, ensuring they can implement the most effective strategies for you. To learn more about the patent attorneys in the medical devices sector, see the biographies below.

To contact the medical devices team, send an e-mail to for more information and advice. 

Our clients

Our clients range from small businesses and universities to corporations with extensive intellectual property portfolios. We're dedicated to finding the right IP solution for each one, in all areas of the medical device industry, using our own expertise and experience. Find out more about our experience in the medical devices industry below, or alternatively contact, who will be happy to provide more information about specific cases.

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