When you’re investing in strategic research and development, you need to know that you can turn that investment into business value. That’s where patents come in. A patent or even just a patent application provides the legal deterrent to competitors who would rather copy unprotected technology and provides reassurance to investors who want to see something more tangible than just great ideas.

Really strong patent protection relies on a real understanding of the technology.  That’s where our patent attorneys come in. All of our patent attorneys have a scientific or engineering education to at least degree level.  Many of our patent attorneys have years of experience working with or for some of the world’s leading technology companies.  Our expertise and experience covers the whole range of technical fields: Chemistry; Engineering; Life Sciences; Electronics.            

We can help you get patent protection for your products and processes throughout the world. We can help you avoid or neutralise the patents of your competitors.  We can help you enforce your patents when you need to stop imitators.  And we can do all of this with a pragmatic commercial approach that you won’t find anywhere else.

Our patent professionals operate in specialist business teams covering particular fields of technology

Our team

The HGF patents team comprises professionals from Chemistry, Engineering, Electronics, and Life Sciences backgrounds.

To contact the patents team, send an e-mail to enquiries@hgf.com for more information and advice. 

Our clients

To find out more about our experience and our clients please contact enquiries@hgf.com, who will be happy to provide more information about specific cases.

What others say about us

MIP IP Stars Trade Mark editorial 2018 states

 “European IP firm HGF continues to make its presence felt in Europe with the launch of a new office in Westport, Ireland.

MIP also rank HGF in Tier 2 for Patent prosecution in England and Highly Recommended for Patent prosecution for Scotland.  

Chambers and Partners states

"One of the UK's largest patent and trade mark firms with the resources to handle complex and international mandates." 

A client says: "They are very easy to work with and are always willing to explain matters in a clear and concise way."

A client says: "The attorneys provide sound strategic advice, have broad technical knowledge and offer good customer service."

IAM Patent 1000 states

“Clients love the fact that it is well disciplined and has strength in depth across the whole biopharmaceutical industry. Its lawyers are far more than legal service providers – they’re invaluable strategic partners. With them you’re essentially getting the sort of response you would expect from an in-house patent department in a cost-effective manner. The additional services they offer, for example running IP workshops and patent clinics, are very well run and always useful.” 

“In the decade since HGF burst onto Scotland’s IP scene, it has become a prime address for patent prosecution. With a plenitude of engineering, electronics, chemistry and life sciences attorneys spread across three offices – Aberdeen, Edinburgh and Glasgow – it has the technical expertise to cater for everyone.” 

The IAM Patent 1000 – The World’s Leading Patent Professionals 2018 guide rank HGF as a Recommended firm.

Matt Dixon, Harry Hutchinson, Dr Andrew Wells, Dr Gary Wilson, Dr Chris Moore, Dr Jonathan Atkinson, Matt Cassie and Dr Andrew McGettrick are all listed in the IAM Patent 1000 – “The World’s Leading Patent Professionals 2018” guide.

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