Water management & water treatment

Regulation, climate change, increasing environmental standards, the requirement for supply resilience to global industry and the planet’s expanding population present broad challenges for the water management and treatment industry.

The technology emerging to respond to these requirements is diverse, spanning the treatment of wastewater with minimal environmental impact, desalination, transportation, infrastructure and more. 

Developments in drainage systems, water metering, flood defences, domestic water consumption management and leak monitoring and prevention are continuous, with Industry 4.0 providing real-time data to analyse and tune water networks to satisfy ceaseless demand for this essential resource.  

The HGF water management and treatment team’s expertise spans aerobic and anaerobic wastewater treatment plants and processes, electrochemical water treatment, sulphur removal processes, wastewater analysis, potable water pipes and fittings, filtration and ultrafiltration technology, desalination plants and processes, electrodeionisation (EDI) technology, clarifiers and separators and ion exchange resins and ion exchangers.  

Our large group of specialist patent, trade mark and IP solicitors, have expertise in engineering, microbiology, chemistry, electrochemistry and electronics, and advise large corporations, as well as universities and SMEs, in developing IP strategies for the geographical footprint of water technologies, including EMEA, Singapore, USA and Australia, covering IP protection, freedom to operate, licensing and exploitation and litigation across six European countries.

Latest updates

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 water management & water treatment specialists.