Martin Vermeulen

Patent Attorney

A patent attorney focused on mechanical and electrical inventions.

About Martin Vermeulen

Martin Vermeulen is a patent attorney at Von Seidels and focuses on the drafting and prosecution of local and international patent applications. He holds a degree in mechatronic engineering and a law degree.

Martin has advised many clients on the patentability of inventions and specialises in the preparation and filing of local and foreign patent and registered design applications. Martin also conducts local and international patentability searches, local freedom to operate searches and drafts legal opinions relating to intellectual property.

He has a keen interest in mechanical, electrical and computer implemented technologies.

In particular, Martin has drafted patent specifications in the following fields:

  • tracking and security systems;
  • biomedical engineering;
  • additive manufacturing;
  • automation and control systems;
  • mining, mineral processing and electric furnaces;
  • cryptography, cyber-security and data processing;
  • recycling technologies and renewable energy;
  • biometric authentication; and
  • mobile phone related technologies.

Focus areas

  • Patent searches
  • Patent drafting and prosecution
  • Registered designs
  • Patent litigation
  • Strategic IP advice
  • Portfolio management
  • Patent validity opinions
  • Infringement opinions
  • IP Licensing


  • Stellenbosch University, BEng Mechatronics (2007)
  • University of Pretoria, LLB (2012)
  • South African Institute of Intellectual Property Law, Qualified Patent Attorney (2017)

Affiliations and accolades

  • Attorney of the High Court, South Africa
  • Patent Attorney, South Africa
  • Fellow, South African Institute of Intellectual Property Law (SAIIPL)
  • Lecturer for the interpretation of drawings workshop of the South African Patent Examination Board

Featured in

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…