Withers & Rogers - Defence Practice Group
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In an increasingly turbulent world, defence companies are providing innovative and cost effective solutions to global challenges. Defence and defence spending are at the top of the agenda, as governments aim to maintain security in a changing world.

Addressing these global challenges requires world class technologies, developed by world class engineers and scientists. Our expertise lies in providing defence companies with the necessary support and advice to help them protect their Intellectual Property and drive their businesses forward.

Our experience

The sensitive nature of many defence projects brings many unique challenges in protecting and promoting innovation. We are well versed in the additional security concerns and regulations that apply to many innovations in the defence sector. We are also experts in providing commercially relevant advice that is tailored to each business. We support many defence companies, both large and small, through their innovation cycle. Ensuring the most appropriate Intellectual Property protection is applied for at each step.

Our expertise

We advise our defence clients on obtaining patent, trade secrets, design and trade mark protection, and provide advice on freedom to operate, licensing and assignments. We also have experience in due diligence and inventor disputes. The members of the defence practice group have wide technical backgrounds, reflecting the variety of inventions produced in the defence sector. We have attorneys who specialise in the key defence sectors of land, sea, air and cyber security. Our group is highly collaborative, ensuring that attorneys with the most relevant technological backgrounds bring their expertise to each project.

Wider perspectives

We have extensive experience in protecting intellectual property in the fields of counter measures, armored vehicles, information security, battlefield communications, radar systems, sonar systems. In addition to our defence expertise, our team is experienced in a wide range of related technologies, including commercial aerospace, automotive and maritime.

For further information please contact the group's lead attorney:

Richard Worthington

Richard Worthington




+44 117 925 3030

Office: Bristol