Patent Portfolio Manager
Corrie Hall is the formalities and foreign patent portfolio manager at Smit & Van Wyk. Corrie has more than 30 years’ experience in patent administration and is one of the most valuable members of our team. She is the first point of contact for most foreign clients and she ensures that our processes are streamlined and dependable. Corrie has experience in all aspects of IP administration and follows a meticulous approach when handling cases. Corrie also ensures that we offer a tailored service to each one of our clients in order to best satisfy the specific needs of each client.
Areas of expertise:
- Filing and prosecuting patent (including PCT International applications) applications in South Africa and abroad for clients/correspondents from South Africa as well as foreign jurisdictions.
- Filing and prosecuting design applications in South Africa and abroad for clients/correspondents from South Africa as well as foreign jurisdictions.
- OAPI and ARIPO applications.
- Maintaining (including the payment of renewal and/or maintenance fees) of granted patents and registered designs.