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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

Gender diversity at the UPC

In Europe, women remain grossly under-represented in research and innovation. A recent study by the European Patent Office (EPO) found that only 13.2% of inventors in Europe are women. The …

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Oral Proceedings by videoconference (VICO) in oppositions proceedings to become permanent

The pilot project for oral proceedings in opposition proceedings by video conference (VICO) started during the pandemic and has received positive feedback.[1] The President of the EPO has therefore declared …

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Comparing the value of European vs Unitary Patent Validation

The EPO’s European patent system is on the brink of the biggest change in a generation – from 2023 it is expected that a new unitary patent (UP) will become …

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EPO sets start of Unitary Patent transitional measures as 1 January 2023

The EPO has announced that it intends to adjust the start date of its transitional measures for Unitary Patents (UP) to 1 January 2023. From that date, applicants who have …

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World Cup 2022 and its IP issues

The countdown is on to the FIFA World Cup 2022, being held in Qatar, with the hosts taking on Ecuador in the opening game on 20 November. The FIFA World …

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Fashionably IP - podcast exploring hot topics in the world of fashion and intellectual property

We are delighted to launch our new Fashionably IP Podcast were we will be looking at important hot topics in the world of fashion and intellectual property. In the podcast, …

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HGF book chapter - 'Winning with IP: Managing Intellectual Property Today'

HGF Attorney at Law, Olivia Petter, has contributed to a new book ‘Winning with IP: Managing Intellectual Property Today’. Olivia has written a chapter called ‘Brands and designs for web3’. …

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Event - 1st December 2022

HGF's IP in Retail Conference London 2022

HGF’s annual IP in Retail Conference will take place in London at St Paul’s (etc.venues) on the 1st December. This year’s theme is TECHNOLOGY, THE ENVIRONMENT AND THE CHALLENGES FOR …

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