Published Date: November 22, 2020

A patent provides the right to exclude others from making, using, exercising, disposing of (selling), offering to dispose of (offering for sale), or importing the patented invention for the term of the patent. When this right is infringed upon by others without permission, litigation may ensue.

Patent litigation can be costly, complicated, and time-consuming to reach an outcome. Patent holders are often unaware of these complexities, which can involve differing requirements and procedures in South Africa compared to jurisdictions out of its borders. Careful consideration and advice are needed before proceeding with a case.

Winning cases and awards in patent litigation

Adams & Adams is one of the few law firms in South Africa with a dedicated patent litigation department to provide the expertise to handle every aspect of the case. We assist local and foreign clients with any litigation matters relating to patent enforcement and revocation proceedings. Liaising with court officials, patent office officials and clients, we try to ensure litigation runs smoothly without unnecessary delays.

Our excellent track record has seen us win over 90% of our patent litigation cases, with members of our litigation team receiving top awards and accolades globally for their work in the field.

To make sure your hard work is protected, contact us today.

Meet our Top Talent in the field of patent litigation

Sophia Smallbones – Senior Associate – Patent Attorney

For Sophia, patent litigation brings together her interests in technology and law, where she is able to use her background in chemical engineering to provide knowledgeable insight combined with her legal expertise to offer strategic solutions to clients. As litigation outcomes are seldom predictable with high accuracy, she believes in the value of preparing clients about risks and considerations before any litigious action takes place.

Sophia Smallbones
Senior Associate | Patent Attorney