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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

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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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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Selling a business - Midlands Business Insider

HGF Partner Kerry Rees comments on Intellectual Property considerations when ‘Selling a business’ in the Midlands Business Insider. The Tyre kick test More business owners are opting to carry out …

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HGF continues to be highly ranked in Chambers and Partners 2022 guide

HGF is proud to be ranked in Band 1 for Yorkshire, North West and National Leaders (outside London). The firm is also ranked Band 2 for UK-wide Patent and Trade …

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Managing IP's Rising Stars 2021

Managing Intellectual Property (MIP) IP Rising Stars 2021 guide has been published. HGF is delighted to have five attorneys listed. This special publication, which is produced by the IP STARS …

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HGF ranked highly in The Legal 500 UK 2022 rankings

The Legal 500 provides the most comprehensive worldwide coverage on recommended Law firms, Lawyers, Attorneys, Advocates, Solicitors and Barristers. The rankings are based on a series of criteria including providing …

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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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UK Court of Appeal rejects AI inventor claim

In a Judgment handed down on 21 September 2021 ([2021] EWCA Civ 1374), the Court of Appeal has rejected an appeal by Dr. Stephen Thaler claiming that it should have …

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