To Patent or not to Patent
If your company has developed a new or improved device, method, process or substance, a decision on whether to apply for a patent should be part of your company’s business strategy.
You should consider:
What commercial benefits can be gained and if the return will outweigh the time effort and money required to obtain and maintain the patent.
Having considered the issues, you may decide that filing a patent application is not the best option for your company. If it is a process, you may decide to keep the invention a trade secret.
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To patent or not to patent is a decision that needs careful consideration. Obtaining a patent can be a complex and costly procedure. A patent specification is a legal document and requires specialist skills to draft properly. Your chances of obtaining a useful patent are much greater if you use a patent attorney. So before taking a decision you should consider consulting a registered patent attorney.
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Mr Anthony van Zantwijk, partner at Sibanda & Zantwijk, a law firm that focuses on intellectual property - patents, trademarks and designs. The firm started in 2007 and includes two patent attorneys (Paulo and Anthony) and a trademark attorney (Taya). In 2019 and 2020 S&Z was the second largest filer of South African provisional patents. Their focus is on reducing costs to make intellectual property more accessible.