Patent – Aerospace / UAV / Robotics

Cooley's market-leading patent practice provides the full spectrum of prosecution, counseling and litigation representation in the aerospace, Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV), and robotics industries. We have the expertise to assist our clients in navigating the complex and evolving legal and regulatory landscape in this sector. As the go-to law firm for the world's most innovative companies, Cooley's clients range from industry leading tech companies to disruptive, high-growth emerging companies. In fact, we serve as legal counsel to 6 of Forbes' top 10 most innovative companies in the world.

Our lawyers advise on issues ranging from assisting entrepreneurs in bringing pioneering technology to market to helping clients obtain the regulatory approvals necessary to operate commercially in US airspace to counseling on the safe and compliant operation of technology. Our patent lawyers frequently work with the lawyers in our larger Aviation and UAV groups, leveraging the groups' knowledge across a wide range of legal issues particular to those industries to provide comprehensive patent solutions with an eye towards mitigating current and future IP risks. In addition to patent experience in the relevant technologies, our team includes practitioners with significant technical training and work experience in the aerospace and defense industries, including an aerospace engineer who designed rocket motors in the defense industry, and a practitioner who supported the design and development of a variety of aircraft and weapons system platforms.

Representative Technologies

  • Launch Vehicles
  • UAV Navigation
  • Gas Turbine Engines
  • Liquid and Solid Propellant Rocket Engines
  • Robotic Surgery Systems