Patent attorneys behind IdeaNav

Patent attorneys:

Anthony van Zantwijk

Patent Attorney and Registered Tax Practitioner

BSc(Civil)Eng (Wits); LLB cum laude (Wits); LLM(Tax) (Wits), FSAIIPL

Previous positions:
Patent Attorney at Spoor & Fisher; IP Specialist at SARS

Focus areas:
IP Commercialisation, Tax, Exchange Controls, Valuations and Structured Finance

History (Roman and Turkish), Russian authors, Philosophy, skiing and wife Candace

In his spare time, Anthony enjoys going on a frolic about grassy plains, smelling flowers and rolling down hills

Paulo Lopes

Patent Attorney

Previous position:
Patent Attorney at Spoor & Fisher

BSc(Mech)Eng (Wits); MSc(Mech)Eng (Wits), LLB (UNISA); HDip(Tax) (Wits)

Focus areas:
Filing and Prosecuting Patents and Designs

Golf, scuba diving and Mom’s Portuguese prawn rissoles

McLean Sibanda

Patent Attorney

BSc.Eng (Wits); MSc.Eng (Wits); LLB (UNISA); LLM-Commercial (UNISA)

Previous / current position:
Senior Research Scientist at De Beers Industrial Diamond Division; Patent Attorney at Adams & Adams; former Senior Patent Attorney and Acting Executive Director of The Innovation Fund; former IP consultant to Department of Science and Technology; former Group Executive for Commercialisation at Technology Innovation Agency (TIA); CEO Innovation Hub

Focus areas:
Commercialising IP, IP Funding and IP Management


Tian Klynsmith

Patent Attorney

BEng (Met) (UP); LLB (UNISA)

Focus areas:
Patent and design drafting and prosecution

Interests: Software development

Trademark attorney:

Taya Lombard

Trademark Attorney


Previous / current position:
Senior Associate, Berdou Attorneys

Focus areas:
Trademark searches, filing and prosecution


Industrial designer:

Monica Monsanto

Industrial Designer

B.Tech: Three-dimensional design (UJ)

Focus areas:
3D CAD drawing, prototyping, rendering, product design



Lesley Mackell


Focus areas:
Processing patents, designs and renewals

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