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20th May 2022
Patentability of Simulations in Europe

Simulations offer a powerful tool in modern-day engineering. Subjecting designs to initial testing in a simulated environment will, for many designs, reduce costs owing to reduced needs to produce and …

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17th May 2022
Our new ‘Fashionably IP’ Podcast is now live

We are delighted to launch our new Fashionably IP Podcast were we will be looking at important hot topics in the world of fashion and intellectual property. In the podcast, …

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10th May 2022
Prominence given to the preservation of the status quo

The Court of Appeal has stayed an interim injunction to allow Mylan’s generic to remain on the market in a bid to preserve the status quo, despite recognising that damages …

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6th May 2022
Managing Intellectual Property IP Stars 2022

After months of research, Managing IP has published the IP Stars list for 2022. HGF is delighted to have 16 attorneys from England, Scotland, Ireland, Netherlands and Germany recognised and …

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29th April 2022
Managing IP EMEA Awards 2022: HGF shortlisted for 11 awards

We are delighted to announce that HGF is shortlisted for 11 awards at the upcoming Managing IP EMEA Awards 2022: European European Firm of the Year – Patent Contentious (Patent …

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26th April 2022
Celebrating 3 years with In2Science UK

We are excited to mark and celebrate our 3-year partnership with award winning charity In2Science UK. Our partnership has gone from strength to strength, and we are delighted to confirm …

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26th April 2022
Blockbuster blood thinning patent revoked

Summary Mr Justice Meade has revoked Bristol Myers Squibb’s (BMS) European patent No. EP1427415 (EP’415) and corresponding supplementary protection certificate (SPC) that relate to the compound Apixaban (ELIQUIS) for lack …

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11th April 2022
Ed Sheeran successfully defends hit song ‘Shape Of You’ against High Court copyright infringement claim

The UK musician, Ed Sheeran, one of the world’s best selling artists with sales of 26 million albums and 100 million singles worldwide, has successfully defended a claim brought against …

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8th April 2022
Extension to oral proceedings by videoconference in opposition proceedings

The pilot project for oral proceedings held by videoconference (VICO) in opposition cases has been further extended to 31 December 2022. This is due to ongoing safety concerns about the …

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