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Christopher Range is a patent attorney in our Advanced Engineering group.
Christopher handles work in the fields of aerospace, automotive and manufacturing engineering, as well as the medical device sector.
Christopher represents a range of clients, from global businesses to SMEs and individuals working in a diverse range of Engineering Technologies. He is a regular visitor to both China and the United States of America, where he has a number of direct clients.
Christopher is practiced in drafting and prosecuting patent applications through to grant, managing patent and registered design portfolios that include foreign rights, and advising on freedom to operate, competitor monitoring, and due diligence activities. Christopher also handles contentious issues, advising clients in relation to asserting their IP rights and undertaking licencing negotiations.
Christopher has a Master’s degree in Aeronautical Engineering from the University of Bristol.
Before becoming a patent attorney, Christopher was a Manufacturing Engineer at Airbus. There, Christopher worked on wingbox development for a variety of aircraft programmes, and spent time working in both Germany and Spain.
Christopher joined Withers & Rogers in 2011, qualified as a Chartered Patent Attorney and European Patent Attorney in 2015 and was promoted to Senior Associate in 2018.
Christopher also has a special interest in Space Technology, and is a member of the firm’s Space Group. He regularly attends industry events and is a member of the Royal Aeronautical Society.
Christopher enjoys visiting new places, predominantly those with warm climates and white sandy beaches.