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Provided by Danie Dohmen

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Danie specialises in patent, design, plant breeder’s rights and intellectual property agreement litigation, commercialisation and opinion work.

Career

Danie has litigated a number of cases to the South African Court of Appeal and the Constitutional Court. Many of his matters are reported and are considered leading patent law cases. Danie has represented parties in cases which set the current South African law on issues of inventiveness, clarity, interim interdicts in patent infringements, contributory patent infringement, the role of public interest in interim interdicts on patents for life saving drugs, evidentiary requirements to prove patent infringement and requirements for divisional patent applications

Professional Memberships

Danie is a director and president of the Licensing Executives Society of South Africa, a member of the American Intellectual Property Law Association as well as the American Bar Association and a fellow of the South African Institute of Intellectual Property Law. He is further a lecturer and examiner for the Patent Examination Board of South Africa.

Publications

- International Licensing and Technology Transfer: Practice and the Law (2015 - 2020)

- Practitioner’s Guide to Intellectual Property Law | 2011

- Thomson Reuters, Life Sciences Multi-Jurisdictional Guide | 2014 - 2019

- Various published news articles

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Intellectual Property: Patents - South Africa
3
Band 3

Pretoria-based Danie Dohmen operates a practice primarily focused on patents and designs. He handles both contentious and non-contentious matters, including representation in instances of infringement, with IP commercialisation being another area of particular strength.

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