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HGF’s IP in Retail conference

December 2022

HGF’s IP in Retail conference looked at how the world of retail has seen many changes over the past two years as we exit a global pandemic and still live in uncertain economic times. Our expert speakers considered the IP dimension of current trends and issues in the sector. Please view our conference showreel here.

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EPO Board of Appeal decision indicates approach to Core AI Inventions

Potential obstacles to obtaining patent protection in Europe for an improvement in a general method for machine learning have been highlighted by a recent decision (T0702/20) from the EPO Board …

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WIPR article - Rolex: is the trademark world its Oyster?

HGF Trade Mark Director Claire Jones comments in the WIPR article on ‘Rolex: is the trademark world it’s Oyster?’. The article written by Sarah Speight looks at how the luxury …

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From Theoretical Proposals to Commercial Reality: The Rise of Innovation and Patent Filings in Quantum Computing

The possibility of quantum computing was first seriously proposed in the early 1980s and is widely regarded as having enormous potential to deliver a step change in the complexity of …

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Event - 3rd February 2023

The European Patent Office are running an inspiring collaborative art competition for children

To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the signing of the European Patent Convention, The European Patent Office (EPO) is running a collaborative art competition for primary schools on the topic …

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Why the EPO’s top-up search for earlier national rights matters for the UP and UPC

Before unitary effect can be registered by the EPO, an applicant must first obtain a European patent via the EPO as it does in the current way. In order to …

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Innovation Protection Foundering at a Critical Time in the Aircraft Engine Sector?

The technological challenges in the aircraft engine sector are, to put it mildly, considerable at present. Airframers are increasingly reliant on engine manufacturers to produce the bulk of efficiency gains …

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