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David Stanier is an Associate in our Advanced Engineering group.
Since joining Withers & Rogers, David has gained experience of both UK and European patent practices, as well as global IP strategy.
David has worked for clients in a broad range of sectors, with particular emphasis on advanced materials, automotive technology, and the aerospace and defence sectors. This work includes drafting applications and seeing them through to grant, as well as providing advice relating IP strategy, invalidity opinions, opposition of patents, and freedom-to-operate advice.
Having attained a PhD in Advanced Composites from the University of Bristol, and an Aerospace Engineering degree from the University of Liverpool, David is well equipped to understand the latest technological advances. His PhD research involved developing multifunctional composites for high performance applications; and this gave him the opportunity to work alongside a number of leading industry companies and academic institutes, developing interests and specialist knowledge along the way.
David enjoys a number of sports, and regularly plays football and various racket sports. He also enjoys long walks in the countryside, and much shorter cross-country runs. During the summer months, David can often be found relaxing on a fishing boat out at Sea or planning his next trip.