Kimberley Rose Smith

Candidate Patent Attorney

Kimberley Smith has a strong academic background in biological and life sciences, specifically in the fields of genetics and biochemistry.  She prides herself in keeping up to date with the developments of these fields, such as CRISPR-based technologies, Next Generation Sequencing and the like.  Kimberley has experience in patent/design drafting, searching and enforcement, both locally and abroad.

Qualifications
University of the Free State
B.Sc Genetics (cum laude).
B.Sc (Hons) Biochemistry (cum laude).
During her Honours, Kimberley focused on the development of a reverse genetics system for rotavirus.

Focus Areas
Patents: Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, Genetics, Pharmaceutical and related software inventions.
Registered Designs: 3D printed objects, textiles and functional designs.
Litigation: Patent / Design infringement opinions, letters of demand and general litigation.

Previous Positions
Laboratory Assistant and Demonstrator at the Molecular Virology and Clinical Biochemistry Laboratory, Department of Microbial, Biochemical and Food Biotechnology, UFS.