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IAM Patent 1000 2023
IAM Patent 1000 the world’s leading patent professionals 2023 guide has now been published and we are delighted to have 31 attorneys recognised as world-class individuals in the guide. The …Read article
Celebrating Success – Director Promotions
We are delighted to announce that 9 of our team have been promoted to director effective from today, 1 December 2023. These promotions are effective from today, 1 December 2023 …Read article
New Blog Series: IP Ingredients, Part 1: Can you patent a recipe?
A patent is a legal right that enables the patent holder to prevent others from making and using their invention in the country where the patent is granted. To many …Read article
High Court’s AI Patent Ruling: A Turning Point for the Patentability of AI?
A recent decision by the UK High Court has delivered a highly favourable verdict for AI innovators, which could change the way that the patentability of AI-related inventions is assessed …Read article
PRESS RELEASE – HGF Appoints new Chair of the Board: Formerly Head of Engineering, Lucy Johnson
HGF announced a new Chair to its Management Board, Lucy Johnson. Lucy was previously head of the firm’s Engineering Group. Effective immediately Lucy succeeds Jason Lumber who held the position …Read article
New Practice at the EPO: Divisional Applications and Sequence Listings
Safeguard measure: Excess page fees on ST.25 sequence listings included as part of a divisional application to be waived by the EPO. Following the implementation of WIPO Sequence standard ST.26, …Read article
HGF ranked band 1 in Chambers and Partners UK 2024
Chambers and Partners UK 2024 guide is now live. HGF is proud to be highly ranked as a firm and to have five Partners ranked as individuals. HGF is ranked …Read article
IP for Space Sustainability: Are We Missing a Trick?
With the increasing focus on placing sustainability at the heart of innovation in the space sector, exemplified by the launch of initiatives like Astra Carta, it’s clear that the space …Read article
Mondaq awards HGF for thought leadership in Germany
In recognition of their outstanding contributions, Bernhard Ganahl, Jan Robert Naefe and Dr Markus Zoller have been honoured with the Mondaq Thought Leadership Award for Food, Drugs, Healthcare, and Life …Read article
UPC and Forum Shopping – Rule 17.3
Order of the classifications listed on the front of a patent and why it matters? On 1 June 2023, ASTELLAS INSTITUTE FOR REGENERATIVE MEDICINE lodged a statement of revocation of …Read article