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 space, new technologies are therefore developed and commercially exploited at a rapid pace.
Patent protection holds significant value and relevance in this context. Its pursuit therefore has to be approached in a strategically sound manner, with the assistance of experienced and knowledgeable legal advisors who work to deliver commercially relevant outcomes for clients.
A well-established practice with top technical expertise
Adams & Adams has a well-established team of patent attorneys responsible for dealing with inventions in this field of technology. The team runs a large, technically diverse practice, that draws the benefit of decades of serving clients in this field.
With industry experience and relevant academic qualifications in engineering, our patent attorneys are well-equipped to assist innovators in both pre-filing strategy discussions, and in the drafting, filing and prosecution of patent applications throughout the world.
Offering a broad range of experience with a variety of clients and technologies
Our service is not limited to particular technologies, which is evident from the wide range of our experience which includes work in the fields of petrochemicals, pharmaceuticals, nuclear energy, mining, minerals recovery, minerals processing, applied physical and organic chemistry, fluorine chemistry, pesticides, agriculture, radiochemistry, water treatment, explosives, bioprocess engineering, and many others.
We serve, and therefore are sensitive to, the diverse needs of a variety of clients, ranging from academic and research institutions, through to small businesses, to large corporates. We are proud thereof that we work hard to understand the context in which each of these views intellectual property, and specifically patent protection, to ensure that we deliver value.
To protect the fruits of your labour, get in touch with one of our patent experts today. Find out more on how our experienced team can help you protect your innovation. We look forward to working with you!
Meet our Top Talent Patent Experts in patents for chemical, metallurgical and process technologies
With a strong belief in giving clients personalised attention, Pieter works hard to understand clients’ needs based on their individual contexts and reasons for pursuing patent protection. He is efficient and expedient, supported by his background in chemical engineering and extensive experience in the drafting and prosecution of patent application, mostly abroad, for corporate clients over the past 14 years.
A keen researcher with practical experience in metallurgy and materials engineering, he is adept at gaining a deeper understanding of his clients’ inventions so that he can prepare, file, prosecute and obtain granted patents, both locally and abroad, for his clients’ innovations.
Anri helps to navigate an approach for her clients to gain a competitive advantage in order to commercially benefit from their inventions. Her curious nature along with her industry experience means that she is able to quickly gain an in-depth understanding of an invention and how to best protect the client’s intellectual property.