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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Time: 14.00 – 15.00 UTC HGF Patent Director, Dr Janine Swarbrick will be speaking on the upcoming Lexology webinar: Across Continents: Exploring Common Ground and Contrasts in Patenting Software Inventions …Event details
IAM Patent 1000 the world’s leading patent professionals 2023 guide has now been published and we are delighted to have 31 attorneys recognised as world-class individuals in the guide. The …Read article
Intellectual Property (IP) can add significant value to your business, providing a competitive edge over the market, as well as demonstrating sound business planning to help secure investment. There are …Read article