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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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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IAM Patent 1000 2021

The IAM Patent 1000 – the world’s leading patent professionals 2021 guide has now been published. HGF has 18 European attorneys listed. IAM Patent 1000 is a unique guide that …

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Event - 25th May 2021

IAM webinar: How to capitalise on the 5G healthcare revolution

HGF Partner Dr Susan Keston and Senior Patent Attorney Dr Sofie McPherson will be presenting a webinar ‘How to capitalise on the 5G healthcare revolution’ on 25th May. This session will explore how 5G …

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Event - 26th April 2021

World Intellectual Property Day 2021

World Intellectual Property Day is on 26th April. This year’s theme is IP & SME’s: Taking your ideas to market. World IP day 2021 shines a light on the critical role of …

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Event - 11th May 2021

IAM AI IP Connect 2021

HGF is sponsoring IAM’s virtual event AI IP Connect on 11-12th May 2021. IAM’s virtual AI IP Connect event will explore the latest strategies and insight IP managers can use …

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Patentability of Computer Simulations in Europe (G 01/19)

The long expected decision of the Enlarged Board of Appeal (G 01/19) has been announced by the EPO. The decision relates to the question whether computer simulations can be patented …

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Event - 9th March 2021

WIPR webinar: Applied AI: Effectively Monetising Innovation

WIPR and HGF are holding a webinar on 9th March. HGF Partner Dr Susan Keston and Patent Director Dr Lauris Kemp will be presenting a webinar on 9th March on ‘Applied AI: Effectively …

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