Consumer electronics

The field of consumer electronics ranges from white goods to personal devices. Particularly since the early 2000s, the worlds of entertainment, communication and computing devices have seen major convergence. 

Patents for a consumer electronic device, such as a mobile phone, may relate to processing, storage and other technology inside the device, communications technologies used by the device or a user interface of the device, improvement to which may be on the borderline of patentability. HGF’s consumer electronics team are able to advise on patentable features and possess in-depth experience in prosecuting applications for these technologies to grant, even for subject matter on the borderline of patentability. 

Strong intellectual property strategies are key to maintaining a competitive edge. What’s more, strategic advice at the development stage can make all the difference in identifying, and adding value to, truly unique inventions.  

HGF’s large, pan-European consumer electronics team integrates with clients across a broad spectrum of consumer electronics, bringing technological and legal expertise to delivering commercially astute IP strategies. From start-ups, universities and spin-offs, to SMEs and multinational consumer electronics manufacturers, we work closely with our clients to protect inventions and gain market share in this competitive field.

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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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Event - 9th March 2021

IQPC Global IP Exchange Europe 2021

HGF is attending IQPC Global IP Exchange Europe 2021 virtual event being held 9 – 10 March 2021. The Global IP Exchange exclusively brings together 90 expert Chief IP Counsel, Heads and …

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Event - 14th January 2021

HGF IP in Healthcare Virtual Conference 2021

In 2021, HGF’s IP in Healthcare Conference will be delivered virtually through a series of webinars across January, February and March. The webinars will review the latest IP and related …

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Event - 16th October 2020

Birmingham Tech Week 2020 - Lean IP Strategy

As part of Birmingham Tech week 2020, HGF Partner Jason Lessard and Patent Director Dr Jennifer Bailey will be holding a webinar ‘Lean IP Strategy’ on Friday 16th October. Birmingham Tech Week is a not-for-profit …

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