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.

Latest updates

Fashionably IP - podcast exploring hot topics in the world of fashion and intellectual property

We are delighted to launch our new Fashionably IP Podcast were we will be looking at important hot topics in the world of fashion and intellectual property. In the podcast, …

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Computer implemented invention refused due to "broken technical chain"

Summary The Board of Appeal refused an application in the field of pharmaceuticals and computer implemented inventions on the grounds of lack of technical character. The application aimed to help …

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AI Assisted Inventions – Yes; AI-Inventors – No

An AI cannot be an inventor for a European Patent Application finds the Board of the Appeal in their written decision on J08/20 that has now been published. The appeal …

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IAM Patent 1000 2022

The IAM Patent 1000 – the world’s leading patent professionals 2022 guide has now been published. HGF has 23 European attorneys listed. Firm rankings Scotland – Gold “HGF is one …

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HGF ranked Gold in the FT special report – Europe’s Leading Patent Law Firms 2022

HGF has been ranked in the ‘Gold’ and ‘Silver’ bands in The Financial Times special report ‘Europe’s Leading Patent Law Firms’ published on the 16th June 2022. More than 10,000 …

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Success at the Managing IP Awards 2022

HGF was nominated for a staggering 12 awards last night at the Managing IP Awards in London, and are delighted that the firm won European Trade Mark Firm of the …

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Managing Intellectual Property firm rankings - patents 2022

HGF is delighted to be ranked Tier 1 and Tier 2 in the latest Managing Intellectual Property firm rankings for patent work. Managing Intellectual Property has published the patent work …

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HGF joins The Black Solicitors Network

The Black Solicitors Network is the primary voice of black solicitors in England and Wales; committed to achieving equality of access, retention and promotion of black solicitors. We are excited …

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