As the demand for patent protection continues to grow throughout the world, patents provide a critical competitive element for new products, processes and equipment in the global economy, providing protection, adding to product marketability and maximising revenue.
With backgrounds in engineering, electronics, physics, chemistry and life sciences, along with business and deep academic technical experience, HGF’s expertise goes well beyond drafting and prosecuting patent applications. Our multi-disciplinary team work with businesses to deliver a strategic IP advantage, through harvesting, securing, commercialising and exploiting IP for established and emerging industries.
Our specialist attorneys and lawyers have significant experience in oral proceedings, oppositions and appeals before the European Patent Office and national patent offices, as well as in enforcing IP through proceedings before European national courts.
We’ve built our business by recruiting and developing specialists, not generalists. When it comes to protecting your ideas and business, you want to know you’re working with the best – people who truly understand your sector and the potential of your IP.
HGF’s team has patent professionals from an array of academic and business backgrounds. Our team-based approach ensures our clients benefit from the very best strategic advice from people who understand not only the legal environment but also the practical side of your business.
Oral proceedings by videoconference can be enforced by the EPO during the pandemic On 16 July 2021 the EPO’s Enlarged Board of Appeal (EBoA) decided on referral G 1/21 regarding …Read article
HGF in Europe and Shiga in Japan are holding a joint webinar on 29th July 2021. Fitter, faster, stronger – patenting sports and fitness technology in Europe and Japan Sporting …Event details
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 …Read article
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 …Event details
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 …Event details
The European Patent Office today confirmed in Decision G4/19 of the Enlarged board of Appeal that a European patent application can be refused for ‘double patenting’. Such a refusal can …Read article
Managing Intellectual Property IP Stars 2021, comprising the highly recommended IP professionals, has now been published. HGF is delighted to have 14 European attorneys listed. IP STARS is the leading …Read article
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 …Read article