Patent an Invention

How to Patent an Invention In order to patent an invention it has to be New, Inventive and Useful. This means that the invention has to be useful to agriculture and industry, involve an inventive step and fall within the categories of allowable inventions for South...

What is a Patent?

A patent is the sole right granted to an inventor by the State for a given length of time in exchange for making the invention known to the public. Application for a patent in South Africa must be made through the CIPC in Pretoria and are only valid in South Africa....

Patent Requirements in South Africa

Patent Requirements: A South African patent may be granted for an invention that is new (novel), inventive and useful. Novelty can never be determined conclusively, but an indication of the novelty of your invention may be found by conducting a patent search. South...

Patent an Idea

How to Patent an Idea Patent an idea with the help of patent Attorneys who deal exclusively with patent applications, PCT filings, patent searches and patent renewals in South Africa. The first step is to file a South African provisional patent application for your...

Patent Cooperation Treaty Applications

The Patent Cooperation Treaty is often referred to as the PCT. It is an international treaty that governs patent filings and cooperation amongst member states. The Patent Cooperation Treaty came into being as far back as 1970 with the aim of unifying patent filing...