Russell Bagnall

Russell Bagnall

Russell Bagnall


Patent Attorney


  • Specialisation

  • Bio

    Russell Bagnall has been a partner in the firm of Adams & Adams since 1998. Prior to joining Adams & Adams in 1994 he spent several years employed by a multinational mining house including a period in the R&D department. Russell is also a past chairman of the Patent Department of Adams & Adams.

    Russell specialises in patent litigation and opinion work, mainly in the field of pharmaceuticals and chemical inventions, and is also active in the field of registered designs. He is currently the head of the Patent and Design litigation group. Russell has been rated in the top tier several times for patent litigation by various publications.

    Russell is currently a member of the South African group of AIPPI, AIPLA and FICPI. He is also a fellow of the South African Institute of Intellectual Property Law and is the past convenor of the Patent Law Committee which engages government on legislative issues on behalf of its members.

    Russell obtained a BSc. [Eng] (Chemical, Metallurgical and Material Science) from the University of Witwatersrand in 1989 and a BProc degree from the University of South Africa in 1996. He was admitted as an attorney of the South African High Court in 1996 and as a patent attorney in 1998.

  • Academic

    • BSc Eng (Chemical, Metallurgical and Materials Science Option) – University of Witwatersrand | 1989
    • BProc – University of South Africa | 1995

  • Qualifications

    • Qualified Patent Attorney | 1996
    • Admitted Attorney | 1996

  • Credentials

    • SA Institute of Intellectual Property Law (SAIIPL) – Fellow
    • International Federation of Industrial Property Attorneys (FICPI) – Member
    • International Federation of Intellectual Property (AIPPI) – Member
    • Law Society of the Northern Provinces – Member
    • American Bar Association (ABA) – Intellectual Property
    • Law Section – Member
    • Author: Getting the Deal Through – Patents 2013 – South African Chapter
    • Who’s Who Legal Ranking: Life Sciences | 2017
    • Who’s Who Legal Ranking: Patents | 2017