A well-established organisation in Claremont Cape Town is seeking a Patient Attorney to join their team. Salary is Market Related.


Should you apply for this vacancy and your skills and experience DO NOT match the inherent REQUIREMENTS of this position, YOUR APPLICATION WILL BE IMMEDIATLEY DELETED. Please ensure that you READ and understand this advertised position BEFORE sending your CV to us, or otherwise you will just be wasting YOUR time and ours.

Application Process:

To apply for this position kindly e-mail your updated CV in MS Word format to admin@whmrecruitment.co.za, and indicate the Position name in the Subject Line

Qualifications and Experience:

  • Have a minimum of 2 – 5 Years’ PQE Experience
  • Be a Registered South African Patent Attorney – Essential
  • Science of Engineering Qualification – Essential
  • A post graduate qualification in Science or Engineering – Preferred
  • Must be a fellow op SAIIPL
  • Valid passport and willingness to travel internationally – essential

Key Performance Areas:

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Comfortable in a client facing role
  • Ability to take initiative and lead when needed
  • Ability to work independently
  • An entrepreneurial and business-minded outlook – essential
  • Excellent patent specification and claim drafting skills
  • Experience in filing and successfully prosecuting patent applications, both locally and abroad
  • Experience in conducting novelty and infringement searches and opinions
  • Experience in attending to patent and design renewals
  • Experience in drafting, filing and prosecuting design applications, both locally and abroad
  • Some experience in patent litigation would be ideal
  • Some experience in trademarks or broader commercial IP matters would be preferred, but is not essential


Salary is Market Related.


Please note that only short listed candidates will be contacted. Therefore, if you have not received any correspondence within two weeks of your application, you have been unsuccessful