South Africa has a very active, and deeply rooted, chemical, metallurgical and process engineering industry that continues to contribute significantly to the country’s GDP. This provides fertile ground for market focused research and development work and, in this...
Biotechnologists work tirelessly to improve our quality of life. Never has this been more evident than in the current global health crisis that we face. Their inventions address some of the world’s greatest challenges. Advancements in medicine, surgical procedures,...
Amid the outbreak of the COVID-19, many countries around the world implemented various drastic measures to curb the spread of the virus. South Africa, with the highest number of reported cases in Africa, was forced to effect such measures, inclusive of a national lockdown, in order to save lives, albeit economic repercussion of these measures.
The South African cannabis market is poised to take off and local entrepreneurs should move industriously to secure their place in this prospective industry, says Pieter Visagie, Partner and Patent Attorney at law firm Adams & Adams.
The European Patent Office (EPO) has finally been given, and has taken, an opportunity to pin its colours to the mast on the question of how it would interpret its legal provisions, as they stand, on the naming of inventors in cases where inventions are asserted as having been created by artificial intelligence (AI).
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