Diagnostics

IP protection for diagnostic methods is critical in attracting companies wishing to invest in commercial development.  

The diagnostics attorneys at HGF provide strategic guidance for universities and research institutions, start-up companies, SMEs and large multinational biologics and pharmaceutical firms. The team’s expertise comprises significant expertise on EPO drafting and prosecution strategies in this specialist field, as well as deep knowledge of the changing multijurisdictional legal landscape on patent eligibility of diagnostic methods, along with products isolated from nature.  

Many of the large team have in-house diagnostics backgrounds within specialist biotech and large pharmaceutical firms, and blend rich experience with considerable academic accomplishments to develop and deliver smart, multijurisdictional strategies. Areas of expertise span patent and trade mark protection, freedom-to-operate evaluation and strategy, and advice on supplementary protection certificates, licensing and opposition and appeals.

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Patenting antibodies in the US and Europe

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 …

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Event - 10th May 2022

The HGF IP in Healthcare Conference 2022

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 …

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Event - 23rd March 2022

HGF webinar: Getting your first filing right

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 …

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The Microbiome Times: ELIGO v SNIPR: a reflection on IP strategies in a competitive environment

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 …

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Getting your first filing right

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 …

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Start-ups & IP, a case study: SleepCogni

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 …

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Event - 26th October 2021

9th Microbiome R&D and Business Collaboration Forum: Europe

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 …

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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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If you would like to discuss how HGF could help you, contact one of our diagnostics specialists.