Medical electronics

Developments in artificial intelligence (AI) and wearable devices are prompting medicine to evolve to a more connected model of care. Patients can now be monitored remotely by physicians via devices and associated apps, with improvements in wireless communication enabling a revolution in the medical sector.

What’s more, automated analysis of medical imaging is becoming increasingly sophisticated and powerful, driven by technology and computer software, which can offer improved accuracy and speed in diagnosing some conditions.

With these technological developments come challenges. Data management, security of communication and interoperability of health records are key, with cloud-based secure databases for medical information a common goal. Additionally, optimising user-friendly, graphical interfaces on consumer devices, to assist patients in operating home-use medical technologies and navigate information, is an ongoing endeavour for many organisations in this field.

HGF’s specialists in electronics, life sciences, chemistry and engineering work collaboratively to prepare patent applications relating to medical technologies such as medical image processing, medical apparatus, diagnostic algorithms and drug discovery for a wide-range of clients in the medical field. This includes multinational corporations, SMEs, research institutes and universities.  HGF’s specialist medical technology team remains abreast of technical developments in the medical field, including how AI is transforming healthcare and how patent law is keeping pace with this evolution.

This cross-disciplinary working strategy draws on key expertise, such as knowledge of exceptions to patentability relating to medical diagnosis and treatment, and circumventing exclusions to software patentability, allowing for the best possible scope of protection in each key jurisdiction.

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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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IAM Patent 1000 2021

The IAM Patent 1000 – the world’s leading patent professionals 2021 guide has now been published. HGF has 18 European attorneys listed. IAM Patent 1000 is a unique guide that …

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