Wessel van Wyk

Director, Patent Attorney

Email: w.vanwyk@svw.co.za

Wessel van Wyk is a qualified electronic engineer, an Attorney of the High Court, and a registered patent attorney. He has 17 years’ experience in patents and Intellectual Property law and more than 10 years industry experience in the aerospace industry, both in a technical and a managerial capacity. He specialises in all matters relating to protection, enforcement, valuation and exploitation of IP. Wessel also advises major research and academic institutions on their IP Policies. 

University of Pretoria – BEng (Electronics) and BEng (Hons)
University of South Africa – BProc
SAIIPL – Qualified Patent Practitioner

Years experience:
17+ years

Areas of Expertise
Patents: Electronic, engineering and computer related inventions including AI.
Registered Designs: Industrial designs, product designs, patterns and packaging.
Litigation: Patent and Design disputes.

Fellow of the South African Institute of Intellectual Property Law (SAIIPL).
Past director of the Licensing Executive Society (LES).
Member of the Southern African Research and Innovation Management Association (SARIMA).
Member of the American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA).
Member of the International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (AIPPI).
Member of the International Trade Mark Association (INTA).
Member of the International Federation of Intellectual Property Attorneys (FICPI).

Awards and Market Recognition:
Listed by Managing Intellectual Property (MIP) as an IP Star in 2019 and 2020.


Professional Contributions

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