Patent Rights Assignment & Licensing

Patent rights refer to the exclusive rights awarded to an inventor or group of inventors for a period of time in South Africa, providing them monopoly rights over the usage, making, distribution, and commercial exploitation of the invention for the period in South...

The Windmill Invention

A windmill is a structure or machine that converts wind into usable energy through the rotation of a wheel. Heron of Alexandria invented the wind-wheel, constituting the earliest instance of wind harnessing on land.  It was Estakhri who created the earliest known...

Pratley Putty

South African engineer, George Pratley invented the world famous Pratley Putty. He mostly developed innovative products for the mining sector. George Pratley also invented fun products like robots and miniature motorcycles. He established Pratley Engineering in...

Smit & Van Wyk Registers the Stackable Cup

Smit & Van Wyk, Inc. attorneys legally represented Mr Marc Cocci with the patent and registered design registrations of his unique invention, the stackable cup, also known as Stack-Cup™. The stackable cup can now be seen at festivals, sports events, bars,...

Eligible Patents In South Africa and Abroad

Eligible patents are the inventions which qualify for patentability according to the patent office and acts of the specific country or the specific patent cooperation treaty for a region or group of member states. Some inventions cannot qualify as eligible patents...

Basic Reverse Engineering

Reverse engineering is a term used to describe the process of getting information about the technical details of a human created device or system by analysing the structure and operation of the item. Reverse engineering can involve the dismantlement of an item and...