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Christopher Range MEng, CPA, EPA


Christopher is a patent attorney in our Advanced Engineering group.

Christopher handles patent work in the fields of aerospace, automotive and manufacturing engineering, as well as the medical device sector. His clients currently cover the fields of industrial automation, electric and commercial vehicles and renewable energy.

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 US, 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 heads the firm’s Space group and is a member of the Royal Aeronautical Society. He has an interest in start-ups and has worked with a number of such companies to secure patent protection for their innovative products. Christopher has also advised clients on how to benefit from the UK’s Patent Box tax incentive scheme.

Education & background

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 Partner in 2021. In March 2023, he was registered as a representative before the new Unified Patent Court, one of the first European patent attorneys to be entered on the list of UPC representatives.

On a personal note...

Christopher enjoys visiting new places, predominantly those with warm climates and white sandy beaches.