The chemistry group at HGF is one the leading multidisciplinary chemical IP practices in Europe. Combining world-class expertise from patent and trade mark attorneys and IP solicitors, the team provides advice to a wide range of clients on complex issues where success is critical.

The team is specifically sought out by clients to secure and protect their most valuable technology in the chemical arena.

The HGF chemistry group acts for a wide range of global international blue chip clients, SMEs, universities and research organisations both in the UK and internationally. The team’s united and extensive technical expertise makes it an intellectual powerhouse in the chemical IP world.

The team also has extensive expertise in conducting opposition and appeal proceedings before the European Patent Office, the UK Patents Court and other national IP offices and courts and is actively sought out by clients looking for advocacy of the highest level.

As one of the largest chemical IP teams in Europe, HGF's chemistry team has the technical knowledge and legal expertise to secure the commercial interests of companies and build a framework for future innovation.

We understand that securing chemical IP is key to capitalising on client’s innovations, and the HGF chemistry team has acted on behalf of a variety of internationally recognised blue-chip companies. In addition, we pride ourselves on taking a personal approach to all our clients, whether they are multinational firms, SMEs or universities – it is our attention to detail on individual cases that means we can consistently deliver the right results.

The chemistry team has advised at the highest level in semiconductor and medical device technology, as well as representing a number of nuclear facilities, a field in which we have unrivalled expertise. 

An example of our specialisms is as follows:

  • Advanced materials
  • Analytical chemistry 
  • Catalysis
  • Ceramics
  • Electrochemistry
  • Fuel cells
  • Metallurgy
  • Nuclear chemistry
  • Paper manufacturing
  • Photochemistry
  • Radioactive materials
  • Small molecules
  • Surface chemistry
  • Water treatments
  • Agrochemicals
  • Biochemistry
  • Drugs
  • Food chemistry
  • Medical devices
  • Nanotechnology
  • Organometallics
  • Petrochemicals
  • Polymers
  • Semiconductors
  • Spectroscopy
  • Synthetic chemistry

Our team

HGF's chemistry group is made up of more than 20 specialist chemical attorneys and IP solicitors who form one of the largest chemical IP teams in Europe.  We act on behalf of major multinational and national companies, as well as research universities and organisations in the UK and overseas.

Our understanding of the technology you work with makes us well-placed to help you realise the commercial potential of your innovations, with the correct specialist expertise.

To contact the chemistry team, send an e-mail to for more information and advice. 

Our clients

HGF has a range of clients working in chemistry, from blue chip companies to universities and small businesses. To learn more about our experience in this field, please contact who can answer any questions you might have about the chemistry team.

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