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IdeaNav has given me excellent guidance and advice, every step of the way. In addition they are more affordable than other IP lawyers. Paulo has been fantastic, even when he reprimanded me for sending him a flood of emails every time I changed the details of my design! You can’t go wrong with IdeaNav.

Sue Randall

I’ve worked with Ideanav through several patents since 2010. The experience has been a pleasure. Not only has their diligence and commitment been successful in every respect, but I have been able to relax in the legal process due to the professional attitude to managing the timelines and documentation. I highly recommend them to anyone who is on the patent journey- you will be in good hands.

Rob Bray (inventor of the BrayFoil)

We have filed patents and designs in a number of highly technical fields from Camera Computer Vision applications to RFID race timing tags. From the beginning, IdeaNav have been brilliant. Being based in Cape Town, Anthony and us have had many brainstorming sessions over phone and via skype, and Anthony has helped us think out the box. We feel extremely comfortable with IdeaNav. IdeaNav is not like other legal practices that charge by time and try to drag things out. Instead, they are very transparent in terms of the costs involved and there are never any hidden surprises. Before you start, you know exactly what everything will cost. They are exceptionally well priced, and you will end up paying far less than any other practice on the market. Unlike some other attorneys, they do not simply farm you off to younger trainees if you have a small corporate profile. With IdeaNav, you are getting the best people assigned to you each and every time, without any compromise in quality.

Roderick Barrett

Over the years we have strictly used our Patent Attorneys here in Australia and were unsure about using overseas firms to handle our IP protection in various markets. Anthony from Ideanav has been absolutely brilliant, the service is extremely professional and they walk you through it step by step, so there is no confusion. I would recommend their service to anyone looking for IP protection in that market.

Ty Hermans

I recommend IdeaNav to anyone getting into this field. I have found that they render a high level of service at a reasonable fee.

Advocate Les Morison

We filed a provisional patent with IdeaNav’s assistance. Paulo’s advice and very reasonable pricing made the whole process easy and managable.

Hanru Nienaber

All round excellent service. Friendly, efficient and always went the extra mile. I highly recommend IdeaNav.

Lise Rose

IdeaNav delivered on time and explained all details of the patent process. Paulo’s honesty is much appreciated and we will without any doubt (as we have done previously) refer IdeaNav to anybody. Paulo is fabulous to work with and we respect him as a man of his word! We wish Paulo and IdeaNav wonderful success in the future and again what a pleasure to work with you.

Tersia & Bruna Bassani

I would like to express my sincerest appreciation for your professional conduct in the registration process of our Patent and Design Applications. It is comforting to know that there are still honest and ethical businesses like IdeaNav.

Anton Snyman

Thank you for the professional, yet informal and patient way you have explained the whole patent process to me. I would not hesitate to recommend your services to my associates or to use you again in the future.

Ronnie Trollip

I have used Paulo Lopes and IdeaNav to register all my patents and designs. I will trust Paulo with my life, that’s how much I trust Paulo and IdeaNav.

Jan Posthumus

Thank you for the prompt and professional service provided. I will defiantly refer IdeaNav to others.

Devashen Naidoo

We were impressed with Paulo Lopes, both his detailed knowledge of the patent landscape and his fast turnaround on our PCT submission. IdeaNav was an extremely useful resource, particularly to help us understand what it costs to file a PCT patent.

Dr Kit Vaughan

Paulo displays an impressive knowledge of IP law and facilitated the application process with his clear and timely communications. This was extremely important to me as an applicant based in New Zealand and I am most grateful for this.

Mogie Pillay

IdeaNav has saved me thousands of Rands and I can show you proof of expertise and reasonable fees as compared to other firms I have engaged with.

Sudhir Munasur

We found IdeaNav to be totally professional and efficient in every way. We have recommended it to everyone we know that wants to protect their idea.

John Sanei

These guys are great!

Anya Calantzis

We have been utilizing the patent services of IdeaNav for approximately 10 months. From the time Paulo Lopes did the first patent searches up until today we have been completely satisfied with his professional approach and attitude as well as his swift service. His knowledge is exemplary and his communication back to us has been faultless. Attention to detail has left no doubt as to what the next steps in the process are and generally speaking we can recommend IdeaNav for all you need to know on patents and intellectual property.

Bruce Humphrey

We have had the pleasure of dealing with Ideanav since 2007. They have handled the patent amendments and registered designs of my intellectual property as well as managing my patent renewals, etc. I have always found them to be professional, informative and helpful, prompt, efficient and reliable and trust them implicitly in the handling of all my intellectual property protection.

Hennie van Niekerk

I had a very favourable experience with IdeaNav – very sincere staff to work with.

Arvind Daya

I received personal, professional attention at a very affordable price.

Thabo Letsoalo

We found IdeaNav to be effective, receptive and reliable.

Bill and Julie Rogerson

I registered a patent with the help of IdeaNav. It was a pleasure dealing with them. Paulo was helpful and kind, and I would recommend IdeaNav services to anyone needing to file a patent.

Paul Scheepers

As an analyst and researcher I sometimes deal with very tough assignments and investigations that involve IP. The guidance and support that I receive from Paulo Lopes at IdeaNav has been decisive and invaluable!”

Jason Dale

Thanks for your quick response and handling on my US patent application into South Africa. You were a great help and I look forward to a continued relationship through the patent process.

Dennis LeBlang

I filed my first provisional patent using the IdeaNav toolkit and Paulo Lopes. What a breeze. I was guided with great efficiency. Thank you IdeaNav for the fantastic toolkit.

Wolfgang Mahs

Paulo’s thorough and meticulous attention to our South African national phase entry work gives me significant peace of mind.

Steven Borovec
www.churchillip.com.au, www.flux-ip.com

I have been surprised at the level of commitment to protecting my invention from IdeaNav. I previously engaged another patent lawyer and after more than a year of difficulty and wasted money, we parted ways. They just did not have the engineering expertise to understand the concept. Paulo not only understood the theory but also was able to search the worldwide database quickly and found patents that were relevant that the previous practice were not able to find. The preliminary draft was excellent and the charges reasonable. I look forward to a long relationship with IdeaNav.

Rob Bray

My product is protected in the market due to the great service from IdeaNav. One of the best entrepreneurial services around today!

Greg Gilowey (Industrial Designer)

The level of service I received from IdeaNav greatly exceeded my expectations. I filed a provisional patent application and was impressed by both their level of professionalism and the quality of drawings they drafted. Anthony was available to discuss revisions to my invention and point out problems. The fees were extremely fair. And, I had a dedicated person to speak to at all times. I would certainly recommend using IdeaNav.

Paul Diedericks

Excellent work – real good service and ethical company.

Dr Sean Armstrong


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