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.

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Event - 29th September 2022

North East Automotive Expo 2022

HGF will be exhibiting at The North East Automotive Alliance’s flagship Expo on 29th September 2022. The event is an industry highlight for companies operating within the region’s automotive supply …

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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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If you would like to discuss how HGF could help you, contact one of our water management & water treatment specialists.