Food science

The food science industry is innovative and extremely competitive. In particular sectors, patent protection is widely used to provide a competitive edge.

The HGF chemistry team has particular expertise in the food science field. The HGF chemistry team has particular expertise in protecting flavouring compositions, food preservatives, nutraceuticals, food and chewing gum formulations and food production and processing technologies.

Our IP expertise encompasses IP strategy advice, invention capture, drafting and filing patent applications, patent prosecution, portfolio management and infringement analysis. We also have experience of handling contentious proceedings and a number of our experienced patent attorneys specialise in opposition and appeal proceedings before the European Patent Office. We are regularly involved with complex and high-value multi-party oppositions.

We are well positioned to advise our clients in relation to all aspects of food science IP and have a reputation for providing high quality, pragmatic and commercially-focused advice.

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UPC moves one step closer to 2022 launch

The Austrian parliament has completed the legislative procedure to ratify the Protocol on the provisional application of the Agreement on a Unified Patent Court (the “Protocol”; see here). When deposited, …

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Event - 9th December 2021

Technology Transfer Primer - IP Management: AI and 5G in healthcare

The University of Hong Kong is hosting a webinar on ‘IP Management: AI and 5G in healthcare’ on 9th December 2021 with HGF’s Partner Dr Chris Benson and Patent Director …

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Next Pro-Chancellor appointed at the University of Leeds

A Leeds alumnus has been appointed as the next Pro-Chancellor of the University of Leeds. A lawyer by background, with a strong track record in leadership in education and social …

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If you would like to discuss how HGF could help you, contact one of our food science specialists.