Telecommunications standards

Remaining at the forefront of innovation is the key challenge for businesses developing technology that feeds into new telecommunications standards. As new technology emerges thick-and-fast, so does the need to prepare patent applications covering complex standards-essential developments quickly and efficiently.

Constantly and rapidly evolving telecommunications standards pose ongoing challenges. Fast turnaround of new patent applications, in highly specialised technical areas, is required to enable cutting-edge brands to cover immediate and future developments. Often proposed developments are disclosed at standards working group meetings soon after development, meaning that the IP capture process must work in harmony.  

HGF’s telecoms and mobile devices team has the expertise and experience to nimbly and creatively navigate, and quickly push through, the European patent system, national patents within EP and worldwide, via our strong network of associates.  

With degrees, masters and doctorates and in-house backgrounds in telecoms, HGF’s team of specialist attorneys tap into their broad experience to spot technical advantages, and achieve quick and successful results to protect and monetise R&D investment. 

Our large and experienced team delivers IP strategies that satisfy both client requirements and EPC requirements for multinational brands, SMEs, and spinout companies developing communications technologies. With a vast range of commercial backgrounds, the attorneys are accustomed to working under challenging conditions and are well placed to appreciate the perspectives of our clients.

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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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