Dr Hahn's technical
fields of experience include chemistry (including pharmaceuticals,
biotechnology, petrochemistry); chemical engineering; conventional
and alternative energy; natural and synthetic oils; bituminous
substances; wood and pulp technologies; mining, prospecting, and
mineral beneficiation; metallurgy; separation methods and apparatus;
ecology; energy saving and industrialised buildings.
A major part of Alan's
practice is conducting patent litigation in the Patent Court and
on appeal in the Supreme Court of Appeal. His special interest
is design law, he is the Reporter on the FICPI CET2 committee,
Chairs the S.A. Design Law committee, and was a national Council
member of Design South Africa. Alan is chairman of the Judges
Panel of the annual Design Prototype Awards of the Design institute
of the SABS and SAIIPL. Alan is the author of numerous papers
on intellectual property law and related topics, worked in the
Statutory Advisory Committee in drafting amendments to the Copyright
Act, the Designs Act and was chairman of the drafting committee
of the Petty Patents Act.
written patent applications for many high profile clients such
the Intel Corporation of Santa Clara, California. He has particular
expertise in the computer, electronic and mechanical arts. Currently
his practice includes writing and prosecuting patents in multiple
patent jurisdictions with emphasis on South Africa, PCT and the
United States, drafting novelty and patent infringement opinions,
drafting patent licensing agreements, and providing intellectual
property litigation counsel.
is involved mainly with litigation and valuations in all areas
of intellectual property. Victor is also a director of Routledge-Modise's
intellectual property group.
technical fields of specialization include petrochemical engineering,
food and beverage engineering, pharmaceuticals, catalysis, IT
and business method related patents while also handling some mechanical
and electrical patent applications.
has been involved in patent and design searching, providing opinions
on novelty and infringement of patents and designs and drafting
and prosecuting local and foreign patent and design applications
since the beginning of 1997.
is interested in all aspects of intellectual property law and
is involved in patent litigation and the drafting and prosecution
of local and foreign patent applications.
is an experienced litigator, having successfully litigated many
high profile cases before the Pretoria High Court, in which she
acted for some of South Africa's leading companies. In addition,
Ms Reddy has expertise in corporate law and is a skilled negotiator.
specialises in filing and prosecution of patent applications worldwide
and has extensive international litigation experience in the chemical,
pharmaceutical and biotechnology fields.
is a Trade Mark Practitioner and is primarily involved with Trade
Mark litigation, Copyright and Internet matters.
current activities include patent and design searching, providing
opinions on novelty and infringement of patents and designs, and
drafting and prosecuting local and foreign patent and design applications.
been involved in several projects associated with the distribution
and reticulation of electrical power systems, including feasibility
studies for hydroelectric and wind generation plants as well as
projects in the Lesotho Highlands and Swaziland.
completed some training in the mining industry at a smelter plant
in Rustenburg for maintenance and project related purposes.
is in the patent department and deals with patent law administration
issues and is fluent in English, Tswana, and Afrikaans.