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 - 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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Event - 1st December 2021

Webinar: Patent eligibility of AI-related pharmaceutical inventions and practical tips for its patent obtainment in Japan

Join our webinar on 1st December, where speakers from Shiga, one of the leading IP firms in Japan, will present on ‘Patent eligibility of AI-related pharmaceutical inventions and practical tips …

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Event - 3rd November 2021

Challenging granted patents: a comparison between Europe and the US

HGF and Knobbe Martens are holding a webinar on 3rd November. Challenging granted patents: a comparison between Europe and the US In this webinar we will compare and contrast mechanisms …

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