Hennie Louw

Patent Attorney

A patent attorney with an interest in electrical and electronic inventions.

About Hennie Louw

Hennie Louw is a patent attorney at Von Seidels and focuses on the drafting and prosecution of local and international patent applications.

He holds an electrical engineering degree from the University of Pretoria and a law degree from the University of South Africa.

Hennie has experience in advising clients on the patentability of inventions and specialises in the preparation and prosecution of local and foreign patent and registered design applications.

Hennie has particular interests in innovation relating to marine technologies, automation, power generation and mechanical devices.

In particular, Hennie has drafted patent specifications in the following fields:
• Automation and control systems;
• Mining and mineral processing;
• Tracking and security systems;
• Autonomous vehicles (aerial, underwater & land-based) and accessories therefor;
• Cryptography, cyber-security and data processing;
• Energy efficiency and power generation;
• Medical devices; and
• Marine technology.

Focus areas

  • Patent searches
  • Patent drafting & prosecution
  • Registered designs
  • Patent validity opinions
  • Patent infringement opinions
  • IP Licensing


  • University of Pretoria, BEng Electrical (2016)
  • University of South Africa, LLB (2020)
  • South African Institute of Intellectual Property Law, Qualified Patent Attorney (2021)

Affiliations and accolades

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

Featured in

The Inventor Edition

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Von Seidels Awarded

“Patent Firm of the Year – South Africa” recognition during Managing Intellectual Property’s awards ceremony held last night in London.

World IP Day 2022

World IP Day today focuses on young people and innovation. At Von Seidels we celebrate young inventors, brand owners, IP professionals and…

Congratulations, Hennie

Congratulations to Hennie Louw in our patent department who was admitted as an attorney in the High Court of South Africa today.