Wound management

From dressings and compositions to medical devices, wound management is a competitive global market which spans the chemical, mechanical, biological and electrical fields.  

As technology evolves, smart devices and dressings that provide information and data to optimise healing are emerging, positioning wound management as a sophisticated, cross functional industry thats changing the face of healthcare. 

HGF’s large number of specialists in wound management work with multinational healthcare companies, SMEs and academic research institutions that are developing technology in the monitoring and control of healing processes, whilst driving longevity of single-use items. 

With varying and ever-changing international regulatory controls, HGF works closely with wound management clients’ R&D departments to optimise and harmonise their global IP strategy. The specialist team has extensive in-house experience, providing a broad understanding of the industry and its unique IP challenges, along with diverse academic expertise and legal experience across a variety of different subject matter fields. HGF is therefore ideally positioned to engineer and deliver bespoke IP strategies tailored for each client’s commercial objectives in this continually evolving technology space.  

From patent drafting, prosecution, opposition, freedom to operate (FTO) and enforcement advice, transactional legal and trade marks to litigation in this highly competitive sector, HGF has considerable experience of representing a range of healthcare clients in opposition at the EPO, and its pan-European presence is invaluable for handling and resolving matters in various jurisdictions.

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 wound management specialists.