Material science

The development of new materials with improved properties, along with their applications in various fields of technology, present numerous IP opportunities for a broad range of industries.

The HGF chemistry team is one of the largest teams of chemistry attorneys in Europe with experience across an extensive scope of materials science specialisms, including metallurgy, composite materials, cement technologies, graphene technologies, polymer technologies, and fabric technologies.

Our experts can advise on IP strategy, invention capture, drafting and filing patent applications, patent prosecution, portfolio management and infringement analysis. We frequently handle contentious proceedings and have experienced patent attorney specialists in opposition and appeals, including high-value multi-party oppositions and have regularly handled proceedings before the European Patent Office.

We have experience in all aspects of material science IP and have a reputation for providing high quality, pragmatic and commercially-focused advice.

Latest updates

IAM Patent 1000 2021

The IAM Patent 1000 – the world’s leading patent professionals 2021 guide has now been published. HGF has 18 European attorneys listed. IAM Patent 1000 is a unique guide that …

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Event - 26th April 2021

World Intellectual Property Day 2021

World Intellectual Property Day is on 26th April. This year’s theme is IP & SME’s: Taking your ideas to market. World IP day 2021 shines a light on the critical role of …

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Event - 9th March 2021

IQPC Global IP Exchange Europe 2021

HGF is attending IQPC Global IP Exchange Europe 2021 virtual event being held 9 – 10 March 2021. The Global IP Exchange exclusively brings together 90 expert Chief IP Counsel, Heads and …

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Event - 14th January 2021

HGF IP in Healthcare Virtual Conference 2021

In 2021, HGF’s IP in Healthcare Conference will be delivered virtually through a series of webinars across January, February and March. The webinars will review the latest IP and related …

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Patent filings reveal companies embracing microalgae for sustainable foods

This week, food giant Unilever announced a €1bn annual sales target for plant-based foods within the next 5-7 years, as part of its “Future Foods” program. This ambitious target is …

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Event - 4th November 2020

Bionow Oncology Conference 2020

The prevention of cancer and development of more effective strategies to detect precursors and early-stage cancers, when treatment may be most effective, remain critical societal goals. The 2020 Bionow Oncology Conference …

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Event - 8th July 2020

Webinar: Attracting big pharma to the Microbiome field

HGF Partners Craig Thomson and Dr Andrew Wells will be presenting a webinar on ‘Attracting Big Pharma to the Microbiome Field’ on 8th July. Join ‘Attracting Big Pharma to the Microbiome Field’ webinar by Arrowhead …

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IAM Global Leaders 2020

IAM has launched a new publication IAM Global Leaders. It features interviews with many of the world’s foremost private practice patent experts. All the leaders listed as IAM Global Leaders …

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