The requirement for cleaner and greener fuels, lower emissions and more sustainable fuel sources is driving innovation in the petrochemical industry.

The HGF chemistry team works extensively with major universities, multinational petrochemical companies, SMEs and spin-out companies, delivering the firm’s full range of services to protect innovation in the petrochemical field.  We have particular expertise in fuel production and processing technologies, biofuels and fuel additives.

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

We are well positioned to advise our clients in relation to all aspects of petrochemical 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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