Spoor and Fisher Team - Tyron Grant

Tyron Grant

Partner,  Spoor & Fisher, Pretoria

Tyron Grant is a Patent Attorney in the Life Sciences department at Spoor & Fisher. He has MSc (Genetics) and LLB degrees, and is an Attorney of the High Court of South Africa. 

Tyron has over a decade of experience in domestic and international patent matters, particularly in the field of biotechnology. He specialises in the drafting, preparation and prosecution of patent applications. 

Tyron also assists with litigation matters related to biotechnological inventions and providing advice in respect of the Genetically Modified Organisms Act, Plant Breeders’ Rights Act and National Environmental Management: Biodiversity Act.

Industry Associations

  • Fellow – South African Institute of Intellectual Property Law (SAIIPL)
  • Member – International Federation of Intellectual Property Attorneys (FICPI)
  • Member – Southern African Research & Innovation Management Association (SARIMA)
  • Member – Legal Practice Council (LPC)

Market Recognition

  • Listed – Euromoney’s Expert Guides: Life Sciences, 2019
  • Rising Star – Managing Intellectual Property IP Stars, 2016
  • Client Choice Award – IP Patents, 2016
  • Listed – IAM’s World’s Leading Patent Professionals, 2021
  • IP Lawyer of the Year in South Africa – Lawyer Network Annual Awards, 2021

Professional Activities

  • Author of the Patents chapter of Dean & Dyer: Introduction to Intellectual Property Law (Oxford University Press), 2014
  • Author of the South African chapter of The International Comparative Legal Guide to Patents 2011: A Practical Cross-border Insight into Patents Law (Global Legal Group), 2011
  • Author of the South African chapter of International Pharmaceutical Law and Practice, Kleyn & van Wyk (LexisNexis), published by Matthew Bender Elite Products” updated annually
  • Author of the South Africa chapter in The Life Sciences Law Review (Law Business Research Ltd, London), 2021
  • Regular speaker at conferences and seminars, including SARIMA Conference, MIP Global IP & Innovation Summit China, BIO Africa Convention