Published Date: November 29, 2020

Innovations in electronic, mechanical and software technology are a dynamic and increasingly growing field, and as such protecting these inventions should be handled by a patent team who not only understands the market but has the technical expertise and experience for the most successful outcome.

Local client-based solutions

The Adams & Adams Information and Communications Technology patent team deals with local clients who want to proceed with patent applications for inventions in South Africa and abroad.

We meet with clients face to face so that we have a clear understanding of their aims, and they feel assured that they are in the right hands when it comes to handling their requirements, including advising on and drawing up specifications and filing applications in one or more countries.

Our clients range from academic and research institutions to both small and large companies as well as individual inventors.

Technical expertise and experience

Most members of our team have a background in electronic engineering, which provides a depth of technical knowledge to a patent application. We have a wide range of experience, specialising in high-tech and software-related inventions, including Artificial Intelligence, machine learning and quantum computing.

We’re available to hear about any creative idea in the information and communications technology field, whether simple or complicated, and provide the expertise in taking the next steps in patent protection to maximise the results of your development and investment.

Meet our Top Young Talent in the Technology Patent team

James Davies – Partner – Patent Attorney

James brings youthful vitality – but also years of practical knowledge – to engagements with clients to help understand their inventions and to secure the best patent protection possible. His technical background in electronic engineering makes him well-positioned to assist in the digital migration of the legal field, as lawyers slowly drag themselves into the 21st century.

Wynand Fourie – Partner – Patent Attorney

Combining his background in electronic engineering and his mechanical aptitude to the field of patent law, Wynand has an excellent grasp of a vast range of technologies to service a wide variety of clients in protecting their inventions.

Vishen Pillay – Partner – Patent Attorney

Vishen has a background in electronic engineering and has over the years developed a reputation among clients as a go-to patent attorney for complicated technical inventions in fields ranging from artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning, signal processing to quantum physics.  A self-confessed technophile, Vishen enjoys keeping up with technological developments as well as international legal trends in protecting cutting-edge technologies such as AI. With his business acumen, he is able to offer clients advice on the latest developments in IP law while aligning their IP strategies with their commercial objectives.

Thapelo Montong – Senior Associate – Patent Attorney

Using his experience and engineering background, Thapelo provides tailor-made patent prosecution strategies for clients in various technological sectors. He avidly follows landmark cases in law in the UK, EPO, and the US, to ensure that all local and foreign technology patents are on par with international patent procedure and prosecution standards.

James Davies
Partner | Patent Attorney
Thapelo Mmotong
Partner | Patent Attorney
Udi Pillay
Partner | Attorney
Vishen Pillay
Partner | Patent Attorney
Wynand Fourie
Partner | Patent Attorney