Kimberley Conroy

Candidate Patent Attorney

Kimberley Conroy is a South African candidate patent attorney specialising in the drafting and prosecution of patents and designs locally and abroad.  She focuses on patents in the field of life sciences, specifically in biochemistry, genetics and molecular biology, and prides herself in keeping up to date with the developments of these fields.  Kimberley has completed all Patent Examination Board examinations in South Africa and is currently completing a law degree.

Qualifications
University of the Free State
B.Sc Genetics (cum laude).
B.Sc (Hons) Biochemistry (cum laude).

Focus Areas
Patents: Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, Genetics, Medical, Pharmaceutical and related software inventions, including prosecution of such patent applications. 
Designs: Medical devices, health gadgets, 3D printed objects.
Litigation: Patent and design infringement opinions, letters of demand and general intellectual property litigation.
Plant Breeders’ Rights.

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

Professional Contributions

Co-author to South African chapter of “Design Rights: Functionality and Scope of Protection”, Kluwer Law International, Ed. Christopher V. Carani.

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