Candidate Patent Attorney
Niel is a Candidate Patent Attorney and qualified Civil Engineer who joined the firm in February 2020. He has a background in structural engineering and general attorney practice. He has also completed his LLB degree and has been admitted as an Attorney of the High Court of South Africa. Niel is currently working towards completing his Patent Board Examinations.
- Eng (Civil)
Areas of expertise:
- Conducting novelty searches for patentability and compiling resulting opinions;
- Drafting of patent specifications and registered designs, with focus on civil, mechanical, mining and renewable energy sources inventions;
- Local and foreign patent prosecution, including responses to official actions; and
- Litigation on patents and designs in South Africa.