WESSEL VAN WYK
Wessel van Wyk
BEng (Electronics), University of Pretoria
BEng (Hons), University of Pretoria
BProc, University of South Africa
Wessel is a qualified electronic engineer, an Attorney of the High Court, and a registered patent attorney. He has 12 years’ experience in patents and IP law and more than a 10 years industry experience in the aerospace industry, both in a technical and a managerial capacity. He specializes in all matters relating to protection, enforcement, valuation and exploitation of intellectual property. Wessel also advises major research and academic institutions on their Intellectual Property Policies. Wessel is a director of the Licensing Executive Society SA and a fellow of the South African Institute of Intellectual Property Law.
AREAS OF EXPERTISE
Patent filing, prosecution, enforcement (Computer related, Electronics, Telecommunication, Business systems, Mechanical, Optical, Nano-technology); Registered design filing, prosecution, enforcement; Copyright enforcement (Computer software); Advice on Copyright in terms of online content; IP Audits and valuation; Commercial agreements and -structures related to IP; Defensive IP litigation; Commercial agreements related to the Internet and computer implemented products (webpages, online hosting etc.); Advice on Implementation and enforcement of provisions in terms of various Acts related to electronic communication.