AI

Artificial Intelligence technologies are becoming increasingly pervasive in their applications, creating a disruptive influence in almost all industries, from automotive and consumer electronics, to fintech, medical and retail.

The mass availability of large quantities of data, computing power and increasingly refined machine learning techniques are unleashing a wave of innovation across an unlimited scope of applications, with automation and optimised processes, in particular, changing the face of business, technology and consumer lifestyles.

Extremely powerful and very specific, many real world problems, which cannot be solved manually, can be resolved with AI. AI is unlocking economic opportunities, boosting productivity and driving innovation. However, in this fast-evolving technical field, the law is challenged with significant regulatory, liability, privacy and ethical issues – and IP is no exception.

HGF’s specialist AI team possesses the in-depth understanding, experience and training in AI technology, and law relating to this area, to focus on the technical detail required to develop commercially-focussed IP strategies for this broad, expanding field. Providing a full service to protect AI inventions, including advising on what to patent and what to maintain as a trade secret, the team works closely with experts across all sectors of our business, from life sciences to retail, to deliver industry-leading, multidisciplinary IP expertise.

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Artificial intelligence inventions in healthcare – can you patent them in Europe?

Artificial Intelligence (AI) has moved from the realm of science fiction firmly into the mainstream of technological innovation. Trained AI models in some cases are able to perform data analysis …

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Patenting digital mental health

Mental health and behavioural disorders have a profound impact on wellbeing worldwide, with an estimated 13% of the global population suffering from a mental health or substance use disorder [1]. …

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Patentability of Simulations in Europe

Simulations offer a powerful tool in modern-day engineering. Subjecting designs to initial testing in a simulated environment will, for many designs, reduce costs owing to reduced needs to produce and …

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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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Event - 1st December 2021

Webinar: Patent eligibility of AI-related pharmaceutical inventions and practical tips for its patent obtainment in Japan

Join our webinar on 1st December, where speakers from Shiga, one of the leading IP firms in Japan, will present on ‘Patent eligibility of AI-related pharmaceutical inventions and practical tips …

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Event - 3rd November 2021

Challenging granted patents: a comparison between Europe and the US

HGF and Knobbe Martens are holding a webinar on 3rd November. Challenging granted patents: a comparison between Europe and the US In this webinar we will compare and contrast mechanisms …

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Event - 9th September 2021

Autonomous Vehicles Expo 2021

HGF is sponsoring the Autonomous Vehicles Expo which is being held on 9th September. Autonomous Vehicles Expo will provide key insights from industry experts on how disruptive technological advances will …

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Event - 29th July 2021

HGF and Shiga webinar: Patenting sports and fitness technology in Europe and Japan

HGF in Europe and Shiga in Japan are holding a joint webinar on 29th July 2021. Fitter, faster, stronger – patenting sports and fitness technology in Europe and Japan Sporting …

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