Philip Pla

Philip  Pla

Philip Pla


Patent Attorney


  • Specialisation

  • Bio

    Philip Pla is a partner in the patent department in the firm’s Cape Town office. He has a degree in mechanical engineering and has substantial experience in drafting and prosecuting patent and registered design applications, patent litigation and transactional aspects of IP including the drafting of IP licence agreements and due diligence investigations on behalf of local clients.

  • Academic

    • BSc (Mech Eng) – University of Cape Town | 1987
    • BProc – University of South Africa | 1994

  • Qualifications

    • Admitted Attorney | 1995
    • Qualified Patent Attorney | 1997

  • Credentials

    • SA Institute of Intellectual Property Law (SAIIPL) – Fellow
    • International Federation of Intellectual Property (AIPPI)– Member
    • International Federation of Industrial Property Attorneys (FICPI) – Member
    • Licensing Executives Society (LES) – Member
    • Cape Law Society – Member
    • The Legal Practice Council (LPC) – Member
    • Chamber of Commerce and Industry – Cape Town