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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UPC moves one step closer to 2022 launch

The Austrian parliament has completed the legislative procedure to ratify the Protocol on the provisional application of the Agreement on a Unified Patent Court (the “Protocol”; see here). When deposited, …

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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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Next Pro-Chancellor appointed at the University of Leeds

A Leeds alumnus has been appointed as the next Pro-Chancellor of the University of Leeds. A lawyer by background, with a strong track record in leadership in education and social …

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