Mr. Rowan Joseph

Country/Region of practice
South Africa
About me

Rowan Joseph is a patent attorney and partner at Von Seidels. His expertise includes the prosecution of local and foreign patents and registered designs. He is an experienced High Court litigator, specialising in chemical and generic pharmaceutical matters Rowan Joseph’s expertise includes the preparation and filing of local and foreign patent applications, registered design applications, intellectual property licensing and copyright matters. Rowan also has an active intellectual property litigation practice which includes conducting High Court litigation on behalf of clients and the drafting of patent infringement and validity opinions, particularly in the field of pharmaceuticals. Best Lawyers International (2015) and Business Day feature Von Seidels and recognise Rowan Joseph as a leading lawyer in intellectual property law.

Experience & Qualifications

Technical Specialisms
  • Biochemistry and pharmacology
  • Biomedical engineering; medical devices
  • Chemistry
  • Industrial chemistry and chemical engineering

Roles in FICPI

  • CET 5 Biotechnology and Pharmaceuticals

    CET Group 5 is dedicated to following, reporting and providing substantive comments and opinions on emerging issues relating to the patenting and regulatory affairs in the Biotechnology and Pharmaceutical fields. 

    In addition, CET 5 is closely following developments related to genetic resources and developing requirements for notice on their country of origin.  Prominent issues CET 5 addresses regarding patenting in these technological fields include subject matter eligibility, and in particular, the patentability of chemical/biological inventions developed using machines, computer implementation and/or artificial intelligence.  CET 5 supports FICPI in its mission to be an international leader promoting patent protection in the biotechnology and pharmaceutical arts.

  • Reporter
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