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.

Latest updates

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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