Cronje Jackson

Patent Attorney

A patent attorney with engineering industry experience.

About Cronje Jackson

Cronje is an experienced drafter of patent specifications, the subject matter of which spans the disciplines of electric, electronic, mechanical, process and biomedical engineering. His practice focuses on patent and design matters.

He has valuable experience in the engineering industry having spent a number of years doing hardware and software development before pursuing a career as a patent attorney. Having practical experience in a wide range of technologies, he can quickly get a firm grasp on an invention, regardless of the field.

Cronje is particularly experienced in drafting patent specifications relating to the following technologies:

  • Computer implemented inventions, such as secure digital payment systems;
  • Embedded electronic systems including Internet of Things (IoT) systems;
  • Robust digital electronic circuitry (such as for use in satellites);
  • Electric rotating machinery;
  • Digital signal processing techniques;
  • Agricultural implements including soil-working implements;
  • Medical implants such as stents and valve replacements;
  • Medical diagnostic equipment;
  • Telecommunication;
  • Control systems;
  • Renewable energies; and
  • Industrial processing, for example the processing of slurries.


Cronje also has experience in patent litigation, having been part of the litigation team in a number of patent-related litigious matters, such as patent infringement matters. This includes a matter heard by the Constitutional Court of South Africa, being only the second patent-related matter to ever appear before this apex court.

Cronje’s further professional activities include:

  • Lecturer and examiner for Patent Examination Board students - South African Design Law and Practice
  • Lecturer and examiner for the South African Institute for Intellectual Property Law (SAIIPL) students - South African Design Law and Practice
  • Guest Lecturer for Stellenbosch University LL.M. (IP Law) students - Registered Designs

Focus areas

  • Patent searches
  • Patent drafting & prosecution
  • Patent litigation
  • Valuation of IP portfolios
  • Drafting opinions on patent validity
  • Drafting opinions on patent infringement
  • Drafting licencing agreements
  • Drafting R&D agreements


  • Stellenbosch University, BEng Electrical & Electronic (2008)
  • University of South Africa, LLB, cum laude (2019)
  • South African Institute of Intellectual Property Law, Qualified Patent Attorney (2019)

Affiliations and accolades

  • Attorney of the High Court, South Africa
  • Patent Attorney, South Africa
  • Fellow, South African Institute of Intellectual Property Law (SAIIPL)

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