Printing technologies

Whether it’s developments in the relatively new, and increasingly accessible, field of additive manufacturing or progress in the well-established world of traditional print, this area is alive with innovation that impacts a wide range of industries.

Rapidly evolving 3D printing technology is transforming manufacturing. Research into materials such as polymers, ceramics and metals has led to the increasing use of 3D and 4D printed parts in a large range of applications across medicine, orthopaedics, electronics, transport and countless other industries.

Traditional print is also experiencing ongoing progress. Innovation in inks and pigments, such as the creation of flexible, conductive formulas that can be harnessed for wearable electronics, is constant. Furthermore, substrate materials are subject to continual developments to meet new challenges and demands in printing.

Working with leading, international names in printing, as well as SMEs, universities and research institutions, the team combines real-time, industry insights and academic experience to develop protective IP strategies that perform in this highly competitive field.

We also have experience of handling 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.

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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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Event - 7th November 2019

Management Forum: The Art of European Claim Drafting - London

HGF Partner Leythem Wall will be presenting “The Art of European Claim Drafting” at the Management Forum workshop on 7-8 November 2019 in London. The seminar combines one day of claim drafting fundamentals …

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