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5th October 2021
Managing IP’s Rising Stars 2021

Managing Intellectual Property (MIP) IP Rising Stars 2021 guide has been published. HGF is delighted to have five attorneys listed. This special publication, which is produced by the IP STARS …

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30th September 2021
HGF ranked highly in The Legal 500 UK 2022 rankings

The Legal 500 provides the most comprehensive worldwide coverage on recommended Law firms, Lawyers, Attorneys, Advocates, Solicitors and Barristers. The rankings are based on a series of criteria including providing …

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23rd September 2021
Paul Sanderson

We are sorry to announce that Paul Sanderson is leaving HGF on 30 September 2021. Paul joined HGF in February 2002 to establish HGF Law, becoming CEO of the wider …

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23rd September 2021
UK Court of Appeal rejects AI inventor claim

In a Judgment handed down on 21 September 2021 ([2021] EWCA Civ 1374), the Court of Appeal has rejected an appeal by Dr. Stephen Thaler claiming that it should have …

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9th September 2021
IAM Strategy 300 2021

IAM Strategy 300 Global Leaders guide has been published and HGF is delighted to have 4 Partners listed. The guide draws from the worlds of private practice, consulting and other …

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19th July 2021
Decision of the EBoA regarding G1/21

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 …

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8th July 2021
New appointments and changes to the leadership team at HGF as it continues to strengthen its position in the marketplace

We are pleased to announce that HGF has appointed a new CEO, Martyn Fish. Martyn was previously Head of HGF’s Law team and is a successful IP litigator. He has …

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2nd July 2021
IAM Patent 1000 2021

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 …

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1st July 2021
G1/21 hearing at the EPO – July

G1/21 hearing continues on 2nd July 2021. Follow this page for updates from HGF Partner Douglas Drysdale and Patent Director Ellie Purnell, who will be reporting all the key moments …

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