Withers & Rogers - Engineering Materials Practice Group
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Materials science is a field which underpins all engineering sectors. From high technology applications to the design of everyday products, innovations in materials science have made revolutionary engineering progress possible. Developments in materials have been, and will continue to be, essential for solving the global challenges facing society.

For centuries, intellectual property (IP) rights have enabled time and financial investment in research and development (R&D) investment to be converted into commercially useful intangible assets and tools, and R&D in materials science and engineering is no exception.

Our experience

At Withers & Rogers LLP, we understand the importance of materials science developments to the future of innovation, and we recognise that providing the best commercial IP advice in a multidisciplinary field requires an interdisciplinary team. This is why we have a dedicated materials group, comprising members with specialised technical background to at least degree level, as well as a passionate interest, in different aspects of materials science.

Our expertise

The members of our Engineering Materials group have a range of technical expertise covering all areas of Engineering Materials technology. Specifically, our expertise covers biomaterials, polymers, composites, nanomaterials, multi-functional materials, ceramics, alloys, and coatings, among other sectors. We also understand how innovation in areas such as additive manufacturing can be applied to the materials sector and provide alternative routes for obtaining IP protection.

We have experience in advising academic institutions and businesses of all sizes in the materials sector, as well as a proven track-record of helping clients establish an IP portfolio that is in line with their commercial strategy.

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

Gemma  McGeough

Gemma McGeough


Senior Associate

Senior Associate

+44 114 273 3400

Office: Sheffield