Semiconductor technologies

The semiconductor industry is driven by a constant race to produce smaller, faster and cheaper chips for use in a multitude of devices such as computers, smartphones, smart appliances and gaming hardware. What’s more, the exceptional growth experienced by AI is driving a new wave of semiconductors better suited to supporting AI.

Data centres, consumer electronics and the automotive industry’s demand for increased processing capacity, speed and reduced power consumption call for developments in semiconductor design and fabrication technology, driving revenue in this sector, with significant innovation in AI technology often being spearheaded by smaller firms. 

Many of the attorneys in HGF’s large Electronics group hold electrical engineering degrees and PhDs specifically focusing on semiconductor design and fabrication, along with having developed extensive specialist knowledge of the semiconductor field that proves invaluable in navigating the wealth of prior art in the field.   

The team’s determination to achieve optimum results for clients is apparent in its exceptional attention to detail in European prosecution cases and strategic advice relating to drafting for global prosecution.

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Event - 11th October 2023

Lexology Webinar: Exploring Common Ground and Contrasts in Patenting Software Inventions

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IAM Patent 1000 2023

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 …

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Event - 19th April 2023

IAM Live: IP and Emerging Technology Europe 2023

HGF is a gold sponsor of IAM Live: IP and Emerging Technology Europe 2023 on the 19th April in London. The rise of AI is changing the way high-tech innovations …

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Potential obstacles to obtaining patent protection in Europe for an improvement in a general method for machine learning have been highlighted by a recent decision (T0702/20) from the EPO Board …

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From Theoretical Proposals to Commercial Reality: The Rise of Innovation and Patent Filings in Quantum Computing

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