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IdeaNav is a company run by patent attorneys. We make patents accessible and affordable to inventors.

The team

Anthony van Zantwijk

Patent Attorney and Registered Tax Practitioner
Qualifications: BSc(Civil)Eng; LLB cum laude; LLM(Tax), FSAIIPL
Previous positions: Patent Attorney at Spoor & Fisher; IP Tax Specialist at the Revenue Service
Focus areas: IP Commercialisation, Tax, Exchange Controls, Valuations and Structured Finance
Interests: History, Russian authors, Philosophy

Paulo Lopes

Patent Attorney Qualifications: BSc(Mech)Eng; MSc(Mech)Eng, LLB; HDip(Tax), FSAIIPL
Previous position: Patent Attorney at Spoor & Fisher
Focus areas: Filing and Prosecuting Patents and Designs
Interests: Technology, Innovation, Product Development

McLean Sibanda

Patent Attorney
Qualifications: BSc(Met)Eng; MSc.Eng; LLB; LLM-Commercial, FSAIIPL
Previous / current position: Senior Research Scientist at De Beers Industrial Diamond Division; Patent Attorney at Adams & Adams; former Senior Patent Attorney and Acting Executive Director of The Innovation Fund; former IP consultant to Department of Science and Technology; former Group Executive for Commercialisation at Technology Innovation Agency (TIA); CEO Innovation Hub
Focus areas: Commercialising IP, IP Funding and IP Management

Wikus Combrinck

Industrial Designer
Focus areas: Prototyping, 3D CAD drawings, product design

Lesley Mackell

Focus areas: Patent and design filings and renewals

Raul Da Silva

Software Developer