Construction

With tight margins and growing competition, the UK’s construction industry is challenged with delivering solutions that increase productivity, safety, value and sustainability, with government environmental targets driving new thinking around materials and technology.  

These challenges are seeing the construction industry adapting processes and practices developed for manufacturing, such as automation, to not only reduce costs and improve safety standards, but keep projects on-schedule. 

As a major source of pollution, innovation in construction is largely driven by the global drive to tackle climate change, resulting in businesses developing sustainable – and highly commercial – technical solutions across tools, materials, fixings, testing, monitoring and safety solutions.  

The construction team at HGF has a diverse range of academic and commercial experience in working with large civil and mechanical engineering organisations, along with SMEs contracted to deliver solutions. Tapping into the firm’s electronics expertise when digital technology is involved, the engineering specialists deliver multidisciplinary IP strategies that span patents, trade mark protection, copyright, FTO, enforcement and transactions.

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HGF continues its European expansion with the opening of a new business in France

HGF launched the next phase of its European expansion with the opening of its new business in France based in its 22nd European office, in Rennes, France. The office will …

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Medical technology most patented subject matter at EPO in 2020

Pharmaceutical and biotechnology patent applications also make top 10 most patented. Recent statistics published by the EPO show that a total of 14,295 European patent applications were filed in 2020 …

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How do you intend your software/app to be used?

Is your software/app a medical device? For over 10 years now, software used for medical purposes might be classified as a medical device under EU law. The rules were initially …

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The Internet of Medical Things

Exploring the growth of patents for connected medical devices, and how best to protect them. The Internet of Things (IoT) is expected to change our lives by creating a connected …

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Event - 9th June 2021

Webinar: Developing effective patent strategies for personalised medical devices in Europe and the US

HGF in Europe and Knobbe Martens in the US are holding a joint webinar on 9th June. In this webinar we will explore considerations for implementing an effective strategy to …

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Event - 26th April 2021

World Intellectual Property Day 2021

World Intellectual Property Day is on 26th April. This year’s theme is IP & SME’s: Taking your ideas to market. World IP day 2021 shines a light on the critical role of …

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Event - 9th March 2021

IQPC Global IP Exchange Europe 2021

HGF is attending IQPC Global IP Exchange Europe 2021 virtual event being held 9 – 10 March 2021. The Global IP Exchange exclusively brings together 90 expert Chief IP Counsel, Heads and …

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Event - 2nd March 2021

Child Health Technology Conference 2021

HGF is a silver sponsor at the Children Health Technology (CHT) Conference 2021. CHT 2021 will bring together healthcare professionals, industry experts, engineers, designers, academics, and patient representatives around one …

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