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Patents

Janice Galvad

Janice Galvad

Janice Galvad is a Partner in and the Chairperson of the Patent Department at Adams & Adams. She has been a Partner at the firm since 2004.

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Wynand Fourie

Wynand Fourie

Wynand Fourie is a partner in the firm’s patent department and holds an electronic engineering degree from the University of Pretoria together with a law degree.

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Johnny Fiandeiro

Johnny Fiandeiro

Johnny is a patent partner in the Johannesburg office of Adams & Adams. He has a BSc Eng (Electrical) from Wits University, and an LLB from UNISA.

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Vishen Pillay

Vishen Pillay

Vishen has drafted and prosecuted patent and design applications on behalf of many South African Universities, Science Councils, US Fortune 500, and South African Top 100 companies.

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Ramon Pereira

Ramon Pereira

Ramon specialises in the management of foreign clients’ patent and design portfolios in South Africa within the Patent Overseas Filing Section, with the majority of his clients comprising a wide range of overseas-based multi-national enterprises.

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Dario Tanziani

Dario Tanziani

Dario has over 30 years’ post-qualification and has represented a variety of multinational research based pharmaceutical companies in blockbuster drug patent litigation leading to landmark decisions in this field.

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Sophia Smallbones

Sophia Smallbones

Sophia is a qualified patent attorney and a Senior Associate in Adams & Adams’ patent litigation department. She holds BSc Chemical Engineering (with Honours) and LLB degrees, both obtained from the University of Cape Town. Sophia is primarily involved litigation matters in the fields of patents, designs and copyright law.

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Charleen Rupnarain

Charleen Rupnarain

Charleen specialises in Biotechnology and Life Science-related patent matters. She has a solid background in Intellectual Property Management in the public funding sector.

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