WHERE IDEAS MAKE IT | SA INNOVATION SUMMIT

South Africa’s leading Intellectual Property Law Firm, Adams & Adams, has announced that it has joined as a legal and IP partner of the upcoming SA Innovation Summit in Cape Town, held from 6 to 8 September. The SA Innovation Summit as an annual flagship event on the South African Innovation Calendar, is a platform for nurturing, developing and showcasing African innovation, as well as facilitating innovation thought-leadership. Created to support and promote innovation and facilitate collaboration within its own eco-system, the initiative brings together corporates, thought leaders, inventors, entrepreneurs, academia, and policy makers to amplify South Africa’s renowned competitive edge and to inspire sustained economic growth across the continent of Africa.

In confirming the firm’s participation, Patent Attorney and Partner at Adams & Adams, Philip Pla, said, “South Africa’s rich heritage of solving problems and creating solutions is celebrated at the Innovation Summit, and as a leading IP firm with interests in the protection and commercialisation our country’s entrepreneurial genius, Adams & Adams is proud to be part of this discovery and celebration of invention and ideas.”

The aim of the summit this year is to:

  • Provide a platform where Tech Entrepreneurs and innovators can participate, grow their know-how and connections, and make their ideas come to life. With the rapid advent of the Industrial 4.0 Tech Revolution, the flexibility to integrate, and the speed to market will be absolutely critical.
  • Provide a platform where Tech Entrepreneurs and innovators can participate, grow their know-how and connections, and make their ideas come to life. With the rapid advent of the Industrial 4.0 Tech Revolution, the flexibility to integrate, and the speed to market will be absolutely critical.
  • Collaborate with government, academia and industry to build an African system for innovation on a practical level.
  • Provide curated networking with technology leaders and founders, trend specialists, policy makers and forward thinkers.
  • Bring together innovation leaders from different countries, backgrounds, disciplines and world-views, to create an innovative economic environment that will prosper the South African economy and have a positive effect on our clients’ competitive edge.• Encourage mutually beneficial deal-making between entrepreneurs and investors.
  • Grow and accelerate organisational innovation culture.
  • Facilitate the establishing of industry-leaders by presenting new market opportunities.

Pla adds that “Our interest is in helping Tech Entrepreneurs and innovators understand that apart from the working capital and fixed assets in their new ventures, their intellectual capital – their intellectual property – is a vital ingredient in the combination of assets used by successful companies for expanding their participation in industry and for maximising their profits.”

The intellectual capital of a business constitutes a significant component of its total asset base; the value of the intellectual capital could exceed the value of the fixed assets of the business or its working capital. It has been recognised that the intellectual capital of a business provides the most potent – and most effective – impetus to its earning power.

Adams & Adams, South Africa’s largest Intellectual Property law firm, as a partner of the SA Innovation Summit, will be on hand to provide advice and assistance with regard to patents, trade marks, designs, copyright and trade secrets, non-disclosure documents (NDAs), Licensing and IP commercialisation.

Visit the SA Innovation Website for more details.

PHILIP PLA

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Patent Attorney

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CHARNE LE ROUX

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Trade Mark Attorney

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STEVEN YEATES

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Trade Mark Attorney

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