HGF Ltd is one of Europe’s largest firms of IP specialists. The firm is one of only a few to offer clients a fully integrated IP solution, bringing together over 200 patent attorneys, trade mark attorneys and IP solicitors. The firm has 22 offices throughout the United Kingdom, Ireland, The Netherlands, Germany, Austria and Switzerland.
HGF offers everything you would expect of a world-class IP firm, including patent drafting, fling and prosecution, trademarks, design rights, copyright, oppositions and appeals, IP litigation, IP strategy, IP due diligence, freedom-to-operate, supplementary protection certificates and IP contracts and licensing.
The firm has dedicated teams of experts working across key industry sectors with relevant experience who fully understand their clients’ businesses and appreciate the significance of their brands, innovations and other IP assets. The firm has a strong group of technology-based strategic business units with experience and expertise covering chemistry, engineering, electronics and life sciences. The firm’s multidisciplinary teams of experts include automotive, cleantech computing and software, energy, food and drink, graphene, medical devices, pharmaceuticals, retail and fashion and healthcare.
HGF is proud to work with a wide range of clients from spin-outs to the world’s biggest corporations, the most prestigious educational institutes and even Nobel prize-winning innovators.
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For over a century Bird & Bird have played a key part in protecting some of the world's most ground-breaking inventions and high profile brands; we're confident we can offer you one of the most ambitious, energetic, dedicated groups of intellectual property professionals you're likely to meet.
We will provide you with a team, rich in real-world experience, comprising experts who have worked at the forefront of pioneering technologies. A substantial number of our lawyers hold qualifications in scientific or technical fields, meaning we are often called upon for our specialist knowledge and insight on large international mandates. We are respected for our creative and original solutions.
We offer both litigation and transactional support in relation to all IP rights, from small innovative projects to the largest, most complex and ground-breaking transactions and disputes.
Our approach has always been centred on client service, collaborating and innovating with our clients to create bespoke solutions that make their lives easier. This includes:- (i) the 'twobirds Pattern' product, a proprietary, in-house patent valuation and analysis tool, that allows us to landscape, analyse, and value patent portfolios in an automated and sophisticated way; and (ii) our innovative and dynamic Brand Protection reporting portal, which uses dynamic charts that give clients an up-to-date overview of their risk profile at any given time.
Talk to us to find out how our tools, experience and our genuine passion for IP can help you devise a strategy that will help to maintain your competitive edge, whilst protecting and optimising your IP in the best way possible.
Internationally Bird & Bird has over 350 IP lawyers, attorneys and legal professionals across our 30 offices, many of whom have known each other and worked together for years, meaning we're all on the same page and offer consistency and quality that runs through all levels of seniority. We are therefore ideally placed to devise and coordinate multi-jurisdictional litigation strategies and (in the future) to represent clients before the Unified Patent Court.
Office Locations: Australia, Belgium, China, Czech Republic & Slovakia, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Poland, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom, United Arab Emirates and United States of America
V.O. is one of the larger independent Intellectual Property firms in Europe. We offer services in patent and trademark protection, as well as market and engineering intelligence in terms of IP.
We have wide expertise and many years of experience in Chemistry, Electronics, Life Sciences, Mechanics and Physics. More than 60 attorneys support clients worldwide to maximize the value of their intellectual property.
Clients range from tech starters and midsized innovators to knowledge centers and multinationals. They include leading national and international companies and institutes. With nine offices in the Netherlands, Belgium and Germany, we operate in a global network of professionals.
De Vries & Metman (DVME) delivers patent services via its three offices in the Netherlands in all fields of technology. With its main office in Amsterdam, DVME is widely recognised as a high-quality patent attorney firm. Its client portfolio ranges from global operating multinationals to high-tech start-ups, universities and research institutions. DVME represents clients before the Dutch, Belgian and European Patent Office (EPO). DVME has a technically qualified attorney at law and many of its attorneys have industry experience.
In addition to its patent prosecution work, DVME has strong expertise in handling technically and legally complex patent cases and is therefore frequently asked to assist law firms in patent litigation proceedings. DVME has been involved in many high-profile patent litigation proceedings. Further services include freedom-to-operate analyses, patent clearances, due diligence work, EPO opposition and appeal procedures, patent portfolio management, foreign patent issues for domestic clients and licensing matters. DVME is partner of various incubators that assist start-ups and university spin-offs in IP matters.
In 2015 DVME opened a new office in Eindhoven, which is led by a senior patent attorney who previously worked as IP counsel in the electronics industry. Further, DVME has recently expanded its chemistry and biotechnology group with two senior patent attorneys who previously worked in the industry.
DVME’s attorneys actively participate in different IP organisations and educational bodies, including the Institute of Professional Representatives before the EPO, the International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property Dutch Group, the European Patent Litigators Association and the Examination Committee of the European Qualifying Exam, tutoring trainees for the Dutch and European qualifying exams and lecturing on patent law for science students at the Delft University of Technology and Leiden University.