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

Prominence given to the preservation of the status quo

The Court of Appeal has stayed an interim injunction to allow Mylan’s generic to remain on the market in a bid to preserve the status quo, despite recognising that damages …

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Managing Intellectual Property IP Stars 2022

After months of research, Managing IP has published the IP Stars list for 2022. HGF is delighted to have 16 attorneys from England, Scotland, Ireland, Netherlands and Germany recognised and …

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Managing IP EMEA Awards 2022: HGF shortlisted for 11 awards

We are delighted to announce that HGF is shortlisted for 11 awards at the upcoming Managing IP EMEA Awards 2022: European European Firm of the Year – Patent Contentious (Patent …

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Celebrating 3 years with In2Science UK

We are excited to mark and celebrate our 3-year partnership with award winning charity In2Science UK. Our partnership has gone from strength to strength, and we are delighted to confirm …

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Blockbuster blood thinning patent revoked

Summary Mr Justice Meade has revoked Bristol Myers Squibb’s (BMS) European patent No. EP1427415 (EP’415) and corresponding supplementary protection certificate (SPC) that relate to the compound Apixaban (ELIQUIS) for lack …

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Ed Sheeran successfully defends hit song 'Shape Of You' against High Court copyright infringement claim

The UK musician, Ed Sheeran, one of the world’s best selling artists with sales of 26 million albums and 100 million singles worldwide, has successfully defended a claim brought against …

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Extension to oral proceedings by videoconference in opposition proceedings

The pilot project for oral proceedings held by videoconference (VICO) in opposition cases has been further extended to 31 December 2022. This is due to ongoing safety concerns about the …

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Update on the UPC - expected timeline

The first meetings of the UPC Administrative, Budget and Advisory Committee took place at the end of February. Following these, the Advisory Committee have begun interviewing judges for the court …

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