Intellectual Property Law Specialists                               

Allan John Rabie

Associate – Dr. Samantha Gregory Attorneys

BSc Industrial Chemistry, University of Stellenbosch, South Africa, 2002

BSc (Hons) Polymer Chemistry, University of Stellenbosch, South Africa, 2002

MSc Polymer Chemistry, University of Stellenbosch, South Africa, 2004

LLB, University of South Africa, 2013

Admitted Attorney of the High Court, 2013

Patent Attorney, All Patent Examination Board (PEB) examinations passed, 2016


Experience relevant to my present environment: 

More than 5 years of legal working experience.

More than 5 years of industrial chemical and/or polymer and/or pharmaceutical working experience.



·                Knowledge of working in the trademark, patent and commercial fields. 

·                In particular, international chemical prosecution experience for companies such as SASOL. 

·                Thorough and extensive experience in terms of effecting amendments to foreign applications aligning same with local patent law. 

·                Extensive pharmaceutical patent litigation experience and solid patent drafting experience. 

·                I have drafted numerous validity opinions and novelty searches. I have an in-depth understanding of the IPRP Act of 2007 and how this extends to State Organs such as the interaction with NIPMO. 

·                Furthermore, hands on experience) of all administrative procedures pertaining to trademark and patent filings and renewals, including foreign trademark and patent filings. 

·                Moreover, research and development (R&D) skills obtained from doing a Master’s degree in polymer science for Sasol and working in the pharmaceutical and polymer industries. 

·                Management experience working as a R&D Chemist at VITAL Health Foods. Also valuable experience in polymers for medical application for MEDTRONIC CORP. USA during my working as a R&D Chemist at the Cardiovascular Research Unit at University of Cape Town. 

Entering into the industrial chemistry arena helped me upscale to manufacture hydrocarbon molecules in large scale using principles of quality obtained from working in a Pharmaceutical environment and using ISO 9002 skills to ensure quality and consistency of large scale production of chemicals in an industrial environment, in particular developing and up scaling of a phenolic resin plant from lab scale up to a 200Ton per month production plant. 

Furthermore, as you are no doubt aware, substantive examination in local patent law will soon be upon South Africa. Moreover, there is a common belief that the chemical field such as patents pertaining to pharmaceutical compositions will receive said prosecution first. 

In view of the above, I believe Dr. Samantha Gregory Attorneys, is ideally situated as a boutique Intellectual Property firm able to provide a unique set of tools for the local and international markets. 

I trust that the information above will be of assistance to you but please do not hesitate to let us know should you require any further assistance. 

With kind regards,


Allan John Rabie