About Withers & Rogers
Withers & Rogers is a leading UK and European intellectual property law firm with more than 160 people spread across five offices. Although having a history that spans 130 years, we are very much a modern, progressive, responsive and growing business, with expertise in all major technologies and in trade marks.
In addition to our UK offices in London, Bristol, Leamington Spa and Sheffield, we have an office in Munich within close proximity of the European Patent Office, and the likely location of the Central Division of the Unified Patent Court.
We are European patent attorneys with a pan-European client base. As well as serving clients from all over the United Kingdom, we directly advise a number of Swedish, Norwegian, German, Dutch, Portuguese and Spanish chemical, pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies and research institutes. We also act for a wide range of companies and universities from further afield, especially from the US and Japan.
Our clients include entrepreneurs, biotechnology and genetic research companies, pharmaceutical companies, horticulturists developing new plant varieties, medical device companies, veterinary supply companies, and a number of chemical companies working in areas as diverse as fuel cells, liquid crystals and cosmetics. We also act for NHS Trusts and the research departments and technology transfer groups of many British universities. We frequently work with university spin-out companies.
We offer a comprehensive range of IP services, including obtaining UK, European and worldwide patent protection, obtaining trade mark protection on a similar basis, the handling of contentious matters, advice surrounding licensing arrangements, intellectual property advice such as on validity of patents, and ?freedom to operate? issues.
In addition, we are a one-stop-shop for support services including strategic advice, patent mapping, invention management, due diligence, renewals, records, and translations.