From vaccines and pharmaceuticals, to biofuels, food and household goods, developments in bioprocessing and biotechnology have the potential to significantly influence the future of manufacturing, medicine and energy. Significant challenges remain in many areas, such as complex regulatory issues and the ever-present need to improve productivity and consistency, whilst reducing costs, resulting in the generation of highly valuable and eminently protectable innovation for our clients.
Progress in bioprocessing within the pharmaceutical sector is motivated by a growing demand for novel therapeutics, including biopharmaceutical medicines and vaccines, and the rapid emergence of disruptive cell and gene therapy treatments.
In the energy sector, research and development is spurred by public desire and government support for more efficient, cleaner systems that enable a shift away from traditional petrochemicals.
And in food and nutrition, growing demands for meat replacements, increased shelf life, enhanced quality and health-promoting products are all influencing a range of technological developments.
These, and other areas of bioprocessing and biotechnology, are underpinned by a plethora of technologies, from vector design to process control, fermenter engineering to product recovery. HGF has been at the cutting-edge of developments in bioprocessing and biotechnology for many years, with a specialist team combining comprehensive scientific knowledge and commercial understanding to develop and implement legally and commercially astute IP strategies. Working with a wide range of clients, from global pharmaceutical and biotech companies, to SMEs and universities, the team supports innovation across all sectors.
Is the USPTO now stricter than the EPO on antibody claims? A consideration of recent developments from both sides of the pond. Patent protection for monoclonal antibodies, bispecific antibodies and …Read article
After a challenging couple of years, we are delighted to invite you to join us for HGF’s eighth annual IP in Healthcare Conference. We will review the latest intellectual property …Event details
HGF hosted a webinar on Wednesday 23rd March on Getting your first filing right. One of the most often asked questions of patent attorneys is: “when should we file?” Both …Event details
HGF Partner and Patent Attorney Craig Thomson and Patent Director Dr Jennifer Bailey write an article for The Microbiome Times on ELIGO v SNIPR: a reflection on IP strategies in …Read article
One of the most often asked questions of patent attorneys is “when should we file?” Both timing and content of a first filing should be important strategic decisions. This is …Read article
Using SleepCogni as a case study, we look at some key ways that IP can help start-ups to develop their technology and secure investment. SleepCogni is a SleepTech start-up who …Read article
9th Microbiome R&D and Business Collaboration Forum: Europe will be held on 26th-27th October 2021 in Rotterdam, The Netherlands. The event is dedicated to exploring microbiome research and strategies for …Event details
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 …Event details