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17th June 2021
HGF ranked in the Financial Times special report 2021

HGF has been ranked in the Financial Times special report ‘Europe’s Leading Patent Law Firms’ published on the 17th June 2021. More than 10,000 patent attorneys working in patent law …

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14th June 2021
Managing Intellectual Property IP Stars & Firm Rankings 2021

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 …

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11th June 2021
HGF continues its European expansion with the opening of a new business in France

HGF launched the next phase of its European expansion with the opening of its new business in France based in its 22nd European office, in Rennes, France. The office will …

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8th June 2021
Medical technology most patented subject matter at EPO in 2020

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 …

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8th June 2021
How do you intend your software/app to be used?

Is your software/app a medical device? For over 10 years now, software used for medical purposes might be classified as a medical device under EU law. The rules were initially …

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8th June 2021
Searching for the distinctive

How to streamline the trade mark selection process by conducting effective, in-house ‘dirty searches’. Selecting the right trade mark for your new healthcare product is a critically important task. Consumers …

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8th June 2021
The EPO ‘How To’ guide for antibody applications in Europe

The 2021 EPO Guidelines provide much needed guidance on how to protect antibodies in Europe. Biological drugs including therapeutic antibodies have become increasingly important to the pharmaceutical industry. The European …

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8th June 2021
Personalised drug patenting in Europe

Opportunities for additional pharmaceutical product patent protection in Europe, based on the use of a drug to treat a patient exhibiting a biomarker indicative of drug response. Recent years have …

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8th June 2021
The Internet of Medical Things

Exploring the growth of patents for connected medical devices, and how best to protect them. The Internet of Things (IoT) is expected to change our lives by creating a connected …

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