Philip PlaPartner | Patent Attorney

Areas of Specialisation


  • Drafting, Filing & Prosecution
  • Commercialisation
  • Enforcement


  • Commercialisation
  • Enforcement


  • Drafting, Filing & Prosecution
  • Commercialisation
  • Enforcement

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 license agreements and due diligence investigations on behalf of local clients.

Academic Record

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


  • Registered Patent Attorney | 1997
  • Admitted Attorney | 1995



  • Cape Chamber of Commerce and Industry – Member
  • International Federation of Intellectual Property Attorneys (FICPI) – Member
  • Legal Practice Council (LPC) – Member
  • Licensing Executives Society (LES) – Member
  • South African Institute of Intellectual Property Law (SAIIPL) Fellow
  • Southern African Research & Innovation Management Association (SARIMA) – Member


  • IFLR Patent Expert Guide – Experts for Patents | 2019

contact details

+27 21 402 5013
22nd Floor, 2 Long Street, cnr Long St & Hans Strijdom Ave, Cape Town, South Africa

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