Jonathan Whittaker

Partner, Chairperson of Executive Committee - Pretoria, South Africa

Tel:     + 27 12 676 1026
Fax:    + 27 12 676 1100

BSc (Eng) (Civil) BProc LLB. Patent Attorney, Attorney of the High Court of South Africa.

24 years

Fields of practice
Jonathan specialises in intellectual property litigation and opinion work. His areas of expertise include patents, designs, technical copyright, unlawful competition and plant breeders’ rights. Jonathan has extensive litigation experience in a broad spectrum of fields including the mechanical, mining, metallurgical, construction, electrical, electronics, telecommunications, medical, chemical and pharmaceutical fields. 

Industry associations
Fellow of the South African Institute of Intellectual Property Law (SAIIPL).
Member of the Law Society of South Africa (LSSA).
Member of the International Bar Association (IBA).
Member of the International Federation of Intellectual Property Attorneys (FICPI).
Member of the South African Institution of Civil Engineering (SAICE).
Member of the Engineering Council of South Africa (ECSA).

Professional activities
Co-author of the South African chapter on International Intellectual Property Law, published by the Centre for International Legal Studies. Moderator for the Patents Examination Board.

Market Recognition
Listed in the Who's Who Legal Patent editions 2011 - 2018.
Listed in IAM's World's Leading Patent Practitioners in 2012 - 2017.
Listed in the Managing Intellectual Property IP Stars 2014 - 2017.
Listed as a key individual in the Chambers Global 2016, 2017 and 2018 Band 1 Intellectual Property Law Firm – South Africa.
Jonathan is listed as one of the World’s Leading Practitioners in Euromoney's Expert Guides – Patents 2016 and 2017.

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