Pharmaceutical technologies

HGF’s pharmaceutical practice brings together one of he largest and most talented collection of specialist patent attorney in Europe.  The majority of our attorneys have  advanced degrees and many years’ experience in large multinational pharmaceutical companies where they built, managed, commercialised and defended global patent portfolios for some of the most successful, high profile and improtant medicines around the world.

Our multidisciplinary team supports clients through all stages of the development and lifespan of pharmaceutical products. We specialise in providing IP strategy advice, patent prosecution, invention capture, drafting and filing patent applications, infringement analysis, EPO oppositions/appeals and, in conjunction with our IP litigators, multi-jurisdictional patent litigation for both owners and challengers. In addition to this we have specialist experience of supplementary protection certificates (SPCs), regulatory data exclusivity and IP due diligence. A large part of HGF’s pharmaceutical practice involves contentious proceedings and many 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.

Our technical expertise covers drug compounds, particular forms of drug compounds (salt, solvates and polymorphs), formulations (including advanced drug delivery systems), processes for making drug compounds, methods of treatment and therapeutic uses (including drug repositioning), dosage regimens, combination therapies, drug conjugates (such as antibody drug conjugates and PROTACs) and neutraceuticals.

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 pharmaceutical technologies specialists.