Avionics

Aircraft and satellite platforms are developing increased capabilities for transportation, communication, observation and security in the skies around us.

These capabilities are supported by highly-engineered, complex systems that integrate cutting-edge innovations in embedded electronics, software, sensing, robotics, communications, optoelectronics and radio technologies. These deliver mission critical systems that are needed to operate to a high degree of precision and reliably, often regulated by complex standards.

To address changing demands in the aerospace industry, and meet new market opportunities, innovations in avionics are delivering greener, cheaper, more automated and increasingly powerful aircraft and satellites that support a growing range of functions.  Research and development in avionics systems requires significant investment and collaboration across complex supply chains, with IP playing a key role in securing control of proprietary technologies and retaining competitive advantage.

HGF’s team of avionics specialists possess first-hand industry and academic research experience working with leading aerospace and defence contractors across a range of avionics technologies. With this comes in-depth understanding and expertise in protecting valuable IP in this complex field through the use of patents and trade secrets.

Latest updates

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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If you would like to discuss how HGF could help you, contact one of our avionics specialists.