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Janice Galvad

Areas Of Practice:
Biotechnology, Designs and Copyrights, Engineering, General Practice, High Court Practice, Information Technology, Intellectual Property, IP Valuations, Mineral Law/Rights, Patents, Pharmaceutical, Plant Breeder’s Rights, Telecommunications
Phone Number:
+27 (0)12 432 6599
Partner, Chairperson - Patents
Years of Practice:
Lynnwood Bridge, 4 Daventry Street, Lynnwood Manor, Pretoria, South Africa
Gauteng / Pretoria
Postal Address:
PO Box 1014, Pretoria, 0001
Academic Qualifications:
- LLM (Commercial Law) – University of South Africa
- LLB – University of South Africa
- BSc (General) – University of the Witwatersrand

Professional Qualifications
- Registered Patent Attorney
- Admitted Attorney

Area of Specialisation: 

Filing and prosecution of South African Patent and Design applications for foreign clients.

Janice is the Chairperson of the Patent Department at Adams & Adams, a partner and patent attorney. She has been a Partner at the firm since 2004. She holds a master’s degree in Commercial Law, and as senior partner, has a shared responsibility to head-up the department at Adams & Adams responsible for filing and prosecuting to grant patent and design applications on instruction from clients outside of South Africa.

Janice heads up a team of 33 people, all dedicated to delivering an exceptional service at a competitive price. Janice has recruited and trained a team, representative of the South African demographic, committed and working to world-class standards for Fortune 500 clients. Janice counts amongst her achievements the upskilling of previously disadvantaged staff and of secretarial trainees (from the Adams & Adams training school) to occupy vital positions within this team, engendering empowerment, and championing diversity.

As head of the department responsible for the largest patent portfolio in South Africa, Janice promotes best management practices, and a dedication to best practice efficiencies, passing on the benefits to clients of the Firm. She is the client relationship partner for a number of high-profile, international clients.