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Life sciences

HGF’s life sciences attorneys understand the challenges associated with commercially focused IP management and can advise on the pertinent issues, from invention conception through to patent term extension, to maximise the value of intellectual property.

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As one of Europe’s largest groups of specialist life science attorneys, HGF has the wealth of technical and legal expertise to deliver truly global, commercially-focused strategies.

From protecting new research from Europe’s most prestigious universities, to high-profile oppositions for international healthcare companies on market-leading technologies, the team possesses in-depth legal experience. Particular technical expertise within the group covers the fields of food technology, microbiome for therapeutic purposes, cell and gene therapy, bioinformatics, cleantech, AgBio, immunobiology, gene editing technologies, personalised medicine, bioprocessing and anti-infectives.

In addition, our life sciences attorneys work closely with our IP lawyers in relation to life cycle agreements such as MTAs, R&D collaborations, companion diagnostics, IP licensing, clinical trials through to commercial manufacturing and supply, and litigation.

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IAM Patent 1000 2022

The IAM Patent 1000 – the world’s leading patent professionals 2022 guide has now been published. HGF has 22 European attorneys listed. Firm rankings Scotland – Gold “HGF is one …

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HGF ranked Gold in the FT special report – Europe’s Leading Patent Law Firms 2022

HGF has been ranked in the ‘Gold’ and ‘Silver’ bands in The Financial Times special report ‘Europe’s Leading Patent Law Firms’ published on the 16th June 2022. More than 10,000 …

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Success at the Managing IP Awards 2022

HGF was nominated for a staggering 12 awards last night at the Managing IP Awards in London, and are delighted that the firm won European Trade Mark Firm of the …

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Managing Intellectual Property firm rankings - patents 2022

HGF is delighted to be ranked Tier 1 and Tier 2 in the latest Managing Intellectual Property firm rankings for patent work. Managing Intellectual Property has published the patent work …

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HGF joins The Black Solicitors Network

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WIPR Leaders 2022

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