Smit & Van Wyk, Inc. Patent Services
Patent applications. Provisional application for patents. South African & internaional patent applications.
Patent and invention searches. Bibliographic and full-text patent searches. Patent classification searches. Finding patented inventions.
Patent prosecutions and examinations. Applicant / inventor and patent attorney attempts for patent applications. The process of obtaining a patent.
Patent infringement litigation. Patent infringement litigation settlements. Patent infringement investigations.
Drafting and preparing of patent specifications. Patent description drafting specifications. Patent claims drafting specifications.
Filing and prosecuting Patent Applications
Filing and prosecuting patent applications at the South African Patent Office. Formal patent claims at the South African Patent Office.
Filing and prosecuting International Patent Applications
Filing and prosecuting international patent applications via the Patent Co-operation Treaty (PCT) and overseas patent applications via the Paris Convention.
High Court Litigation
High Court Litigation. Litigation lawsuits in South Africa. International litigation lawsuits. Preparations for court.
Patents Industrial Designs
Industrial design patent registration. Protection form industrial design patents in South Africa. International protection for industrial designs.
Licensing and Assigning Patents
Advice on licensing and assigning patents. Advice on successful invention development processes. How to license another party to use your patent.
Assistance in applying for government grants. Government grants for patent registrations, patent protection and infrastructure funding.