Sector group

Electronics

With R&D at its heart, advanced technologies are amongst the most innovative and fast-moving sectors in the global economy.

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Challenges in the sector span innovation in the digital economy, software protection, the rapid emergence of artificial intelligence, and standards essential patents (SEPs), all of which are aimed at creating value from associated IP strategies, with portfolios that can be valued in their billions.

With more than 40 electronics attorneys, the HGF electronics group understands the market trends and competitive landscape of the global electronics industry, given our expertise across telecommunications, AI, computing, electronic engineering and physics, and our wide-ranging experience in industry and academic research. This, combined with our diverse client base across the sector, ensures we’re at the forefront of new technology and its interface with IP throughout the world, maximising commercial impact and pushing the limits of patent protection. As such, the strength of our electronics attorneys enables us to field experts across the full spectrum of advanced technologies to deliver excellence with a high commercial impact. In addition, our electronics attorneys work closely with our IP lawyers in relation to agreements such as software development, IP licensing, SaaS and escrow, and litigation.

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Selling a business - Midlands Business Insider

HGF Partner Kerry Rees comments on Intellectual Property considerations when ‘Selling a business’ in the Midlands Business Insider. The Tyre kick test More business owners are opting to carry out …

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HGF continues to be highly ranked in Chambers and Partners 2022 guide

HGF is proud to be ranked in Band 1 for Yorkshire, North West and National Leaders (outside London). The firm is also ranked Band 2 for UK-wide Patent and Trade …

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Managing IP's Rising Stars 2021

Managing Intellectual Property (MIP) IP Rising Stars 2021 guide has been published. HGF is delighted to have five attorneys listed. This special publication, which is produced by the IP STARS …

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HGF ranked highly in The Legal 500 UK 2022 rankings

The Legal 500 provides the most comprehensive worldwide coverage on recommended Law firms, Lawyers, Attorneys, Advocates, Solicitors and Barristers. The rankings are based on a series of criteria including providing …

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Paul Sanderson

We are sorry to announce that Paul Sanderson is leaving HGF on 30 September 2021. Paul joined HGF in February 2002 to establish HGF Law, becoming CEO of the wider …

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UK Court of Appeal rejects AI inventor claim

In a Judgment handed down on 21 September 2021 ([2021] EWCA Civ 1374), the Court of Appeal has rejected an appeal by Dr. Stephen Thaler claiming that it should have …

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IAM Strategy 300 2021

IAM Strategy 300 Global Leaders guide has been published and HGF is delighted to have 4 Partners listed. The guide draws from the worlds of private practice, consulting and other …

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Decision of the EBoA regarding G1/21

Oral proceedings by videoconference can be enforced by the EPO during the pandemic On 16 July 2021 the EPO’s Enlarged Board of Appeal (EBoA) decided on referral G 1/21 regarding …

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