Drug delivery devices

As the healthcare industry undergoes a significant shift towards patient empowerment, methods and approaches to administering drugs are experiencing rapid innovation to allow patients to take control of their own health through the use of digital insights and new technologies. 

Whilst this patient-centric approach lessens the burden on healthcare systems and supports the drive for prevention over treatment, home care brings its own challenges in developing safe, reliable ways for the general public, with no specialist knowledge, to correctly utilise emerging innovations, whilst allowing experts to monitor progress remotely.  

Meanwhile, evolution in medicine, such as developments in biologics, is creating fresh technical challenges for traditional devices, where collaboration with pharmaceutical companies is driving the transformation of existing delivery methods to allow for new types of medicine.  

HGF’s accomplished team in drug delivery systems carries out patent drafting, prosecution, oppositions, appeals, FTO and infringement opinions and litigation for large corporate firms, universities and overseas associates. Often working with the electronics team, the attorneys blend specialist knowledge with critical insights into fast emerging digital technologies.

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Patentability of Simulations in Europe

Simulations offer a powerful tool in modern-day engineering. Subjecting designs to initial testing in a simulated environment will, for many designs, reduce costs owing to reduced needs to produce and …

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Event - 10th March 2022

Manufacturing & Supply Chain Conference 2022

HGF Patent Attorney Dr Robert Weinert-Aplin is attending and speaking at the Manufacturing & Supply Chain Conference on 10th March 2022 in Milton Keynes, UK. The Manufacturing & Supply Chain …

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Tarilian Laser Technologies - a case study in due diligence

When deciding whether to invest in a company, an investor will inevitably have to decide the value of the company. Taking a simplified view, a company’s valuation can be considered …

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Health-conscious IP strategies

Strategies for navigating European patent portfolios in healthcare. Securing patent protection is critically important for innovative companies operating in the healthcare sector. European patent filings in healthcare, and particularly those …

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Lab-grown meat – not yet on the menu

It is now eight years since the first lab-grown burger was unveiled by a team of scientists at Maastricht University, but since then the path to market has been slow. …

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Event - 21st October 2021

Medical Technology Ireland Conference 2021

Medical Technology Ireland Conference will be held on 20-21 October 2021 at the Galway Racecourse. Medical Technology Ireland Conference features presentations by leading international medical device experts with thought-provoking guest …

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Event - 3rd November 2021

Challenging granted patents: a comparison between Europe and the US

HGF and Knobbe Martens are holding a webinar on 3rd November. Challenging granted patents: a comparison between Europe and the US In this webinar we will compare and contrast mechanisms …

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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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