Jonathan WhittakerPartner, Chairperson of the Partnership - 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.
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.
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).
Member of the Legal Practice Council (LPC)
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.
Listed in the Who's Who Legal Patent editions 2011 - 2019.
Listed in IAM's World's Leading Patent Practitioners in 2012 - 2020.
Listed in the Managing Intellectual Property IP Stars 2014 - 2020.
Chambers Global: The World's Leading Lawyers rates Jonathan in Intellectual Property: Patents Band 3 2016 - 2018.
Chambers Global: The World's Leading Lawyers rates Jonathan in Intellectual Property: Patents Band 2 2019 - 2020.
Jonathan is listed as one of the World’s Leading Practitioners in Euromoney's Expert Guides – Patents 2016 - 2019.
Legal 500 EMEA ranks Jonathan as one of South Africa's Intellectual Property Law experts 2019.