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.

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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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