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Engineering

The Engineering landscape is changing, with emerging technologies appearing in once-mature industries.

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With over 40 professionals across Europe, and hubs in both the UK and Germany, the HGF engineering team is a powerhouse of experience and expertise across the sector, working with a domestic and global client base from a diverse range of high-growth industries.

Drawing on a strong technical background in engineering subjects, and a wealth of experience from industry and academia, the team advises clients on the broad engineering landscape, with particular focus in the fields of energy, medical devices, emerging technology, automotive, packaging, construction, food equipment, process manufacture and agriculture. In addition, our engineering attorneys work closely with our IP lawyers in relation to agreements such as for IP licensing, manufacturing and supply, and litigation.

Latest updates

Paul Sanderson

We are sorry to announce that Paul Sanderson is leaving HGF on 30 September 2021. Paul joined HGF in February 2002 to establish HGF Law, becoming CEO of the wider …

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IAM Strategy 300 2021

IAM Strategy 300 Global Leaders guide has been published and HGF is delighted to have 4 Partners listed. The guide draws from the worlds of private practice, consulting and other …

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Decision of the EBoA regarding G1/21

Oral proceedings by videoconference can be enforced by the EPO during the pandemic On 16 July 2021 the EPO’s Enlarged Board of Appeal (EBoA) decided on referral G 1/21 regarding …

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New appointments and changes to the leadership team at HGF as it continues to strengthen its position in the marketplace

We are pleased to announce that HGF has appointed a new CEO, Martyn Fish. Martyn was previously Head of HGF’s Law team and is a successful IP litigator. He has …

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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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G1/21 hearing at the EPO - July

G1/21 hearing continues on 2nd July 2021. Follow this page for updates from HGF Partner Douglas Drysdale and Patent Director Ellie Purnell, who will be reporting all the key moments …

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EPO Enlarged Board of Appeal decision G4/19 - a European patent application can be refused by reason of the prohibition on double patenting

The European Patent Office today confirmed in Decision G4/19 of the Enlarged board of Appeal that a European patent application can be refused for ‘double patenting’.  Such a refusal can …

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HGF ranked in the Financial Times special report 2021

HGF has been ranked in the Financial Times special report ‘Europe’s Leading Patent Law Firms’ published on the 17th June 2021. More than 10,000 patent attorneys working in patent law …

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