Archive | Intellectual Property

RSS feed for this section

Smit & van Wyk Patent, Trade Mark & Copyright Attorneys latest news about Intellectual Property

Southern African Young Scientists Summer Program (SA-YSSP)

Southern African Young Scientists Summer Program (SA-YSSP)

The Minister of Science and Technology officially launched the Southern African Young Scientists Summer Program (SA-YSSP) in November 2011.  The National Research Foundation (NRF) in collaboration with the Department of Science and Technology has developed a novel and innovative initiative with the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) to establish the Southern African Young Scientists […]

Professor Leonard Kleinrock

Dr. Leonard Kleinrock talks the future of computers – http://dsc.discovery.com Professor Leonard Kleinrock is an American engineer, computer scientist and Professor of Computer Science at UCLA. He developed the mathematical theory of packet networks, the technology underpinning the Internet, while a graduate student at MIT in the period from 1960 to 1962. The birth of the […]

UK Olympics 2012 Brand Police

UK Olympics 2012 Brand Police

During the 2012 Olympics 300 officials in purple uniforms called the brand police roamed the streets of the UK looking for any signs of ambush marketing. The brand police monitored any activities that could have offended the official sponsors like McDonalds, Adidas, Coca Cola and BP. Every two years the I.O.C and the Olympic host […]

Facebook Summons

Facebook Summons

August 2012 Kwazulu-Natal Judge Esther Steyn made legal history in South Africa when she allowed a legal notice to be served on a Ramsgate resident via his Facebook page. Judge Steyn ruled that the individual from Ramsgate could be served with a legal notice via his Facebook page. Pleadings have been exchanged and the matter […]

Research & Development Tax

Research & Development Tax

Companies that spend money on research and development projects benefit from tax in terms of the provisions of section 11D of the Income Tax Act. This  Act encourages companies to spend more money on research and development which will then help to ensure that local research and development is not at a global competitive disadvantage. […]

Hendrik Lorentz

Hendrik Lorentz

Hendrik Lorentz was born on 18 July 1853 in the Arnhem region of the Netherlands and studied physics and mathematics at the University of Leiden. He was a Dutch physicist who shared the 1902 Nobel Prize in Physics with Pieter Zeeman for the discovery and theoretical explanation of the Zeeman effect. Hendrik Lorentz also derived the […]

What Is Physical Phenomena?

Physical Phenomena | Patents | Inventions

Phenomena is a fact or situation that is observed to exist or happen, especially one whose cause or explanation is in question. Physical phenomena is a natural phenomenon involving the physics of matter and energy. Patent law classifies physical phenomena as products of nature and if your invention occurs in nature, it cannot be patented. […]