Bronwen Moodie

Patent Department

A candidate patent attorney with a background in Genetics and Biotechnology.

About Bronwen Moodie

Bronwen Moodie is a candidate attorney in the patent department. She is focused on freedom-to-operate and patentability investigations as well as the preparation, filing and prosecution of local and foreign patent applications.

Bronwen completed a Bachelor of Science degree with majors in Genetics and Microbiology at Stellenbosch University, followed by an honours degree in Plant Biotechnology. She is currently studying towards a law degree through the University of South Africa.

She has particular interests in innovations in the life sciences and biotechnology fields.

Focus areas

  • Freedom-to-operate searches
  • Patentability investigations
  • Preparation and filing of patent applications
  • Patent prosecution


  • University of Stellenbosch, BSc in Molecular Biology and Biotechnology (2018)
  • University of Stellenbosch, Honours in Plant Biotechnology (2019)
  • University of South Africa, Currently studying towards a degree in law

Affiliations and accolades

  • Student member, South African Institute of Intellectual Property Law (SAIIPL)

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