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.

Latest updates

What's Next for CAR Cell Therapy?

The first generation CAR T cell was discovered in 1993 when the variable region of an antibody was fused to the constant regions of a T cell receptor.  Now, 20 …

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Event - 30th January 2024

CAR-TCR Summit, Europe 2024

HGF are proud Event Partners of CAR-TCR Europe, which is due to go ahead from 27th – 29th February at ExCeL, Royal Victoria Dock in London. This is the European hub …

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First CRISPR therapy approved for use in the UK

In an unprecedented move, the MHRA has approved a CRISPR gene editing therapy ‘Casgevy’  for the treatment of sickle cell disease and beta-thalassaemia in patients with recurrent vaso-occlusive crises. The Casgevy …

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Event - 23rd - 24th April 2024

Microbiome & Probiotic R&D & Business Collaboration Forum: Europe

The 12th Microbiome & Probiotics R&D and Business Forum will take place from the 23rd-24th April at the Postillion Convention Centre in the Hague, Netherlands. This world-renowned event will see …

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IAM Patent 1000 2023

IAM Patent 1000 the world’s leading patent professionals 2023 guide has now been published and we are delighted to have 31 attorneys recognised as world-class individuals in the guide. The …

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What is EUDAMED and how will it affect your IP strategy?

The “European database on medical devices”, or “EUDAMED”, is the EU’s IT system created by the new Medical Devices Regulation (MDR) and In Vitro Diagnostics Medical Devices Regulation (IVDR). When …

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Event - 8th - 9th February 2023

5th Annual Microbiome & Probiotic Conference 2023

The 5th Annual MarketsandMarkets Next Gen Microbiome and Probiotics Conference will take place in San Diego on the 8th-9th of February. This conference will enable you to learn about microbial …

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Event - 29th November 2022

LSPN Europe 2022

HGF is a silver sponsor of LSPN Europe 2022 on 29th November in London. This event will explore some of the biggest challenges facing the Life Sciences Patent Community right now …

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