Electronics, IT and Software

With the exponential expansion of technology and developments linked to communications, mobility and digital media, companies invest millions of dollars in research and development to meet the demand for cutting-edge technologies, IT and software. 

Intellectual property (IP) protection plays a vital role in allowing companies to protect their new technologies, so that they may gain a competitive edge over competitors.

As Africa transitions from the margins to the mainstream of the global economy, technology plays an increasingly important part. This results in a growing patchwork of entrepreneurs, tech ventures and innovation centres stretching across the continent.

 

Many of our clients specialise in the dynamic fields of technology that are driving the fourth industrial revolution (4IR), including artificial intelligence (AI), Internet of Things (IoT), block-chain technology, biometrics, mobile applications, and medical devices. 

Spoor and Fisher’s specialised Electronics team is up to date with the latest developments in these fields and able to provide clients with practical advice, protection, and assistance with business growth in the commercial market. Each practitioner also has a degree in Electronic Engineering. 

Because so many of these matters have a global footprint, our specialists are skilled in working across borders; drafting and prosecuting patent applications throughout the world.

Meet the Team

Spoor and Fisher Team - Electronics, IT and Software

Lance Abramson

Partner

Spoor and Fisher Team - Electronics, IT and Software

Matthew Costard

Director

Spoor and Fisher Team - Electronics, IT and Software

Margaret Le Galle

Director

Spoor and Fisher Team - Electronics, IT and Software

Danie Pienaar

Partner

Spoor and Fisher Team - Electronics, IT and Software

Charl Potgieter

Partner

Spoor and Fisher Team - Electronics, IT and Software

Kay Rickelman

Foreign Counsel

Spoor and Fisher Team - Electronics, IT and Software

Tshepo Shabangu

Partner

Spoor and Fisher Team - Electronics, IT and Software

Linda Thilivhali

Partner

Spoor and Fisher Team - Electronics, IT and Software

Jarred West

Partner

Spoor and Fisher Team - Electronics, IT and Software

Jonathan Whittaker

Partner, Chairperson of the Partnership

Spoor and Fisher Team - Electronics, IT and Software

Jeanine Coetzer

Associate

Spoor and Fisher Team - Electronics, IT and Software

Amani Patel

Associate

Spoor and Fisher Team - Electronics, IT and Software

Nola Pontes

Associate

Spoor and Fisher Team - Electronics, IT and Software

Chris Smith

Associate

Spoor and Fisher Team - Electronics, IT and Software

Russell Norton

Consultant

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