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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UPC moves one step closer to 2022 launch

The Austrian parliament has completed the legislative procedure to ratify the Protocol on the provisional application of the Agreement on a Unified Patent Court (the “Protocol”; see here). When deposited, …

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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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Next Pro-Chancellor appointed at the University of Leeds

A Leeds alumnus has been appointed as the next Pro-Chancellor of the University of Leeds. A lawyer by background, with a strong track record in leadership in education and social …

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