Patent Portfolio management tips

The patent portfolio can be described as the group of patents owned by a company, person or consortium whether related to a specific technology or totally unrelated to each other. Building a strong patent portfolio is essential for effective market competition. A...

Complete Patent Application

Obtaining a patent in South Africa is essentially a two-step process, with the two steps being spaced 12 months apart. Once a complete patent application has been filed, it is impossible to add additional matter. The reason for this two-step approach to patents is...

Patent Applications

Patent applications in South Africa: While it is important to register your new inventions in order to protect your intellectual property, there are a few basic requirements that an invention need to adhere to according to South African law before you can initiate...

Patent Applications in South Africa

Patent applications are submitted to the CIPC Offices in Pretoria, South Africa. Patent applications should include forms P1, P2 and P6 and if made by an attorney or agent, P3. It is important that the description of the specification that goes with form P6 is...