James Davies

James Davies

James Davies


Patent Attorney


  • Specialisation

  • Bio

    James is a patent attorney with an electronic and computer background, and with a genuine interest in these things and all things technological. James works in the patent department, mainly assisting local clients in filing and prosecution patent and design applications in South Africa and indeed all over the world.

    James’s technical qualification is electronic engineering (from the University of Pretoria) and he focuses on the somewhat nebulous area of software-implemented inventions, but routinely deals with electrical and mechanical inventions and industrial designs. James also excels at patent searching, whether novelty searches prior to filing patent applications, validity searches after filing, or freedom-to-operate searches to safeguard commercial implementation.

    James is focused on improving systems and processes internally within Adams & Adams, having active involvement in the IT committee and also being involved, and advising on, the implementation of the South African Patent Office’s e-filing service for patent and design applications.

  • Academic

    • BEng (Electronic) – University of Pretoria | 2000
    • LLB – University of Pretoria | 2003

  • Qualifications

    • Admitted Attorney | 2006
    • Registered Patent Attorney | 2006

  • Credentials

    • The Legal Practice Council (LPC) – Member
    • South African Institute of Intellectual Property Law (SAIIPL) – Member
    • Licencing Executives Society – Member
    • International Association for the Protection of Industrial Property AIPPI – Member
    • Legal 500 – Recommended IP Practitioner | 2018