Orthopaedics

Patient-specific and point-of-care treatments mean huge advancements in the musculoskeletal medical field, such as 3D printed components and implants combined with regenerative medicine.

Orthopaedics is a large, wide-ranging sector covering progressions in implants, surgical equipment, trauma treatment and prosthetics, with challenges and developments specifically tied-in with bespoke solutions that aid healing, enhance motion and wear and improve implant lifespan for our ageing population. 

With broad academic and patent know-how, along with specific tissue engineering and materials experience, HGF’s world-class orthopaedics team crosses over with life sciences and pharmaceuticals specialists to conduct patent drafting, prosecution, oppositions, appeals, FTO and infringement opinions and litigation, supporting large corporate portfolios, working with in-house teams, along with SMEs, overseas associates and universities.

Latest updates

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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Event - 20th July 2021

WIPR Patents Live webinar: Protecting medical devices in Europe—avoiding common pitfalls

WIPR Patents Live is holding a complimentary session on July 20, at 5pm BST/12pm ET, where HGF Partner & Patent Attorney Kieran Killough will present on ‘Protecting medical devices in …

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Event - 13th July 2021

Webinar: Patents for the offshore sector

HGF is hosting a ‘Patents for the offshore sector’ webinar on 13th July, 2021. The webinar will be presented by HGF Patent Director Richard Gover. It will include an introduction …

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