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Willem Du Preez

Patent Attorney
Fax +61.3.9205.2055
Mr. du Preez is a registered South African patent attorney currently pursuing registration as a patent attorney in Australia and New Zealand. He has over ten years' experience in electrical engineering and various aspects of intellectual property law, having previously been at a respected South African intellectual property firm.

Prior to his arrival in Australia, Mr. du Preez was the intellectual property manager for a large multi-national agricultural concern, overseeing and advising on the global protection and commercialisation of intellectual property, through leveraging and licensing patents, trademarks and plant breeder's rights.

Mr. du Preez has expertise in drafting and prosecuting patent application in a number of technical fields including electrical and mechanical engineering, mining, explosives, oil and gas, as well as information and communications technologies.

He has valuable industry experience gained from his tenure as an electrical engineer at a global leader in the mining explosives industry and has a special interest in enabling his clients to bridge the gap between protecting and commercializing intellectual property.
  • Drafting provisional, complete and innovation patent applications across a broad range of technological fields.
  • Prosecution of patent applications in Australia and internationally.
  • Providing opinions on patentability, validity, freedom to operate, searching and strategic use of intellectual property portfolios.
Patent Litigation
  • Patent oppositions and litigation.