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IAM Patent 1000 2024

June 2024

The IAM Patent 1000 World Leading Patent Professionals 2024 has been published and we have received another fantastic result with 31 of our attorneys being recognised as world-class individuals. As a leading European intellectual property firm, we are also proud to have been highly ranked across Europe. With high rankings in England, Scotland, Ireland, Austria and the Netherlands.

Firm rankings

Scotland – Prosecution – Gold

“HGF is an excellent firm with a great team of professionals who have a broad range of expertise. They are highly responsive, supportive of clients and have the ability to support large-scale projects that require rapid turnaround times. They are very professional and pragmatic in their approach, and bring a realistic understanding of business.” Captaining the chemistry team, Gary Wilson is “an outstanding practitioner who is efficient, helpful, reliable and an overall pleasure to work with…”

UK England & Wales – Prosecution – Silver

“Delivering an excellent client service to support commercial growth through effective IP strategy, is the forte of HGF.” “It can put together the right team to assist clients in an array of sectors, thanks to its technically diverse practitioners who are knowledgeable, professional, reliable and always deliver on time…”

Ireland –  Prosecution – Silver

“Leading European IP outfit HGF distinguishes itself by its multidisciplinary approach and seamlessly integrated service. Leveraging cutting-edge technology and extensive technical expertise, the firm provides commercially astute advice that clients trust At the helm in Ireland, Craig Thomson offers pragmatic advice to players in biotech, pharma and medtech. Recently he has been involved with the provision of strategic counsel, as well as patent filing, drafting and prosecution for Symphysis Medical, a medical technology start-up…”

UK England & Wales – Litigation – Bronze

“They have a great systematic approach to the patent application process that achieves results.” “In 2023 the outfit appointed engineering expert Lucy Johnson as chairperson of the management board.” “Lucy is an outstanding adviser who works closely with her patrons and never makes them feel like they are on the clock. She provides straightforward, practical advice to develop and execute effective IP strategies, playing an instrumental role in significantly growing patent portfolios across the globe…”

Austria – Prosecution – Bronze

“One of Europe’s leading IP outfits, HGF has 22 offices located in the United Kingdom, Ireland, Germany, France, the Netherlands, Switzerland and Austria. In Salzburg the team works in tandem with the Munich office to effectively service local and international rights holders. Operating out of both bases is material sciences whizz Jan Robert Naefe, who has been assisting Voestalpine – Austria’s largest industrial company – with all of its patent prosecution and opposition work since 2003…”

Netherlands – Prosecution – Bronze

“HGF weaves innovation into the very fabric of all it does. Its unwavering commitment to cutting-edge solutions is made evident through its focus on sustainable technologies, including battery technology, CO2 sequestration and offshore windmill technologies. As a founding member of The Hague office, Achim Krebs stands out as an exceptionally multi-talented patent attorney…”

European Patent Office – Silver

To read the full reviews click here.

Individual rankings

HGF is delighted to have 31 European attorneys recommended in the IAM Patent 1000 guide from our offices in England, Ireland, the Netherlands, Germany and Austria.




Highly recommended


About IAM 1000

IAM Patent 1000 is a unique guide that identifies the top patent professionals in key jurisdictions around the globe. It shines a spotlight on the firms and individuals that are deemed outstanding in this pivotal area of practice. Now in its eleventh year, the guide is the definitive resource for those seeking to identify world-class individual and firm-wide private practice patent expertise.

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