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About me

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. He is involved in all aspects of patent, design and copyright law, including patent drafting, prosecution and litigation, as well as most commercial aspects of intellectual property law. He specialises in telecommunications and computer-implemented inventions, and advises clients on practical and cost-effective IP strategies. He is a fellow and past president of the South African Institute of Intellectual Property Law (SAIIPL), and is a council member of the South African group of International Association of Intellectual Property (AIPPI).  Johnny was for many years a lecturer and examiner for the “Drafting of Patent Specifications” examination in South Africa.


  • Drafting, Filing and Prosecution
  • Commercialisation
  • Enforcement


  • Drafting, Filing and Prosecution
  • Enforcement

Academic Record

  • LLB – University of South Africa | 2000
  • BSc Eng. (Electrical) – University of the Witwatersrand | 1995


  • Registered Patent Attorney | 2002
  • Admitted Attorney | 2000


  • International Association for the Protection of International Property (AIPPI) – Member and Council Member
  • International Federation of Intellectual Property Attorneys (FICPI) – Member
  • Legal Practice Council (LPC) – Member
  • Licensing Executive Society (LES) – Member
  • South African Institute of Intellectual Property Law (SAIIPL) – Fellow
  • SAIIPL: Patent & Design Law Committee Member
  • SAIIPL: Constitution Code of Ethics Committee Member


  • IAM Patent 1000 – Individuals: Prosecution | 2017 – 2023
  • IAM Patent 1000 – The World’s Leading Patent Professionals | 2017 – 2018
  • MIP – IP Stars: Patents | 2017 – 2023

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