Industrial & power electronics

Industrial and power electronics provides the infrastructure that underpins modern industry. It encompasses the application of electronics, controls and communications, instrumentation, sensors and computational intelligence for the enhancement of industrial and manufacturing systems and processes.

All manner of sensors and control systems are used to precisely manage machines and processes used in a wide range of industries such as manufacturing, chemical and biological process control, amongst many others. Industrial electronics faces a variety of challenges, often within the same technological sectors. For example, MEMS devices have a wide variety of applications, yet with differing or competing demands. Additionally, aero-mems destined for military applications have stringent performance requirements but are required in low volumes, whereas aero-mems for commercial applications are required in significantly higher volumes at much lower price points.

Power supply and control circuitry is prevalent in every industry, such as automotive, fuel cell, aerospace and power supplies. Precise control of operating conditions in processes is predicated upon precise measurement and generation of input and output signals. Furthermore, with growth in renewable energy sources, such as wind and hydro power, technologies to support electrical power transmission are evolving.

HGF’s specialist attorneys possess comprehensive academic and commercial experience in patent drafting and prosecution for industrial and power electronics clients, covering the extensive number of industries underpinned by developments in this field.

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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

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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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