Smit & Van Wyk

South African Inventions Articles

Smit & Van Wyk provides a full range of Intellectual Proeprty legal services in all African countries where protection is available. We can provide information on the filing requirements in each of the African countries and can also offer information on the various regional IP organisations such as ARIPO, OAPI and the Madrid protocol. We work with a network of trusted and knowledgeable agents to develop the best possible solution to each of our clients’ IP needs in Africa.

The CAT-Scan Invention

In November 1975 South African physicist and inventor Robert Ledley was granted patent #3,922,552 for a Diagnostic X-ray System also known as a CAT-Scan. Robert Ledley invented a mathematical...

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...