n Without Prejudice - Moribund patenting industry now a national emergency : intellectual property
|Article Title||Moribund patenting industry now a national emergency : intellectual property|
|© Publisher:||JetBlue Publishers (Pty) Ltd|
|Author||Louis Van der Walt and Pieter Visagie|
|Publication Date||Feb 2014|
|Pages||23 - 24|
Are we hiding our ingenuity or advertising our lack of it? The activity at a country's patent office can be indicative of both the research and development activity of its local industry and the perception held by foreign companies of the country's receptiveness to novel or emerging technologies. In this regard one must look at the patent application trends of South African entities and of foreign entities.
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