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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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 industrial & power electronics specialists.