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    HGF is one of Europe’s leading intellectual property specialist firms, bringing together patent attorneys, trade mark attorneys, design attorneys, IP solicitors and attorneys-at-law to provide a full-service IP solution. The firm has 25 offices in seven European countries, including Austria, France, Germany, Ireland, the Netherlands, Switzerland and the United Kingdom.

    HGF creates and manages IP portfolios for the world’s leading companies and research institutes. We advise clients on the creation of strategic IP assets around the world and provide world-class expertise in oppositions, appeals, commercialisation, dispute resolution and litigation to defend and enforce IP rights.

    Professional development

    The training process is a challenge (one we hope you’ll relish). We offer exceptional support in helping you get there, for example, through our dedicated learning and development platform which gives you control over your learning and our exam tutorial support network.

    Current success

    HGF is ranked in The Financial Times special report ‘Europe’s Leading Patent Law Firms 2024′. The firm is also ranked by Chambers & Partners, Legal 500, Intellectual Asset Management, Managing Intellectual Property and World Trade Mark Review. In addition, 23 HGF attorneys are listed as MIP stars, and 23 listed on the IAM Patent 1000 ‘World’s leading patent professionals’.

    Commitment to diversity, equity & inclusion (DEI)

    At the heart of our values is our dynamic, diverse team – not only do our people enrich our business but they make it stronger. Through our ongoing people strategy and DEI plan, our leadership and management teams are committed to supporting our people, helping them flourish and reach their full potential. We do this by challenging the status quo to ensure HGF is a place where everyone can be their true self. The DEI strategy comprises continual, objective assessment of where improvements are required, the setting of targets, partnerships with external expert networks and internal education and development programmes.

    Job Opportunities

    We recruit Trainees throughout the year across our Patent and Trade Mark teams, please check our website for the latest vacancies.

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    Employee Numbers (approx.)

    • No. of Employees: 450
    • No. of Partners: 68
    • No. of Qualified Patent Attorneys: 126
    • No. of Trainee Patent Attorneys: 28
    • No. Of Qualified Trade Mark Attorneys: 19
    • No. Of Trainee Trade Mark Attorneys: 4

    Early Careers – Annual Opportunities (approx.)

    • Graduate Jobs: 10
    • Undergraduate Jobs: 4

    Office Locations

    • Aberdeen, Birmingham, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Leeds, London, Manchester, Newcastle, Nottingham, Oxford, Sheffield, York, Amsterdam, Basel, Bern, Dublin, Heidelberg, Munich, Rennes, Salzburg, The Hague and Westport

    Areas of Specialism

    • Artificial Intelligence
    • Biotechnology
    • Chemistry
    • Computer Science
    • Electronics
    • Electrical Engineering
    • Engineering - Other
    • Life Sciences
    • Mechanical Engineering
    • Physics
    • Technology
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