Cyber security

Cyber security is key to the modern connected world and is stepping-up to deal with new threat vectors that challenge network infrastructure and services on which we all rely. From anti-virus detection to protection against social engineering, cyber security companies are in an arms race to develop new technologies to protect us – and IP can protect them. 

With the increased drive towards ubiquitous connectivity through technologies like 5G, Internet of things (IoT) and autonomous vehicles, along with the growth of remote working, there has never been a more important time for cyber security. The risks that come with that connectivity are multiplying, as are the consequences; as such, failed security can now be fatal for a business. 

HGF’s cyber security team works with clients to successfully combine the full spectrum of IP assets, encompassing copyright, patents, trade marks, trade secrets and defensive publications, into a broader, more encompassing, IP strategy. The specialist attorneys blend strong commercial focus with technological and legal excellence, in this challenging area of IP law, resulting in IP strategies that are proven to deliver in this constantly-evolving, fast-moving field, including victories in litigation.

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