Oswald Alembong

Patent Attorney

A patent attorney and OAPI IP expert.

About Oswald Alembong

Oswald’s practice includes the preparation and prosecution of patent applications in South Africa, ARIPO and OAPI jurisdictions and has experience in all areas of patent and design law, including prosecution, opinions, licensing and counselling. His practice encompasses a wide array of technological areas, including mechanical devices, medical instruments and processes, lubricants, computer hardware and software, and business methods.

Oswald is from Cameroon and is fluent in both English and French. He is the manager at our OAPI office in Cameroon and can assist both South African and international companies in securing IP rights in French West Africa and strategically advise on the best options to ensure that their IP is protected.

In addition to being a South African patent attorney, Oswald is also a qualified Cameroonian attorney and is currently completing the requisite examinations to qualify as a professional agent (Mandataire agréé) before OAPI.

Focus areas

  • Patent searches
  • Patent drafting & prosecution
  • Preparing validity and infringement opinions
  • Licensing
  • Registered Designs
  • IP protection in French West Africa


  • University of Cape Town, BScEng Chemical Engineering, cum laude (2012)
  • University of KwaZulu-Natal, MScEng Chemical Engineering, cum laude (2014)
  • 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
  • Attorney of the High Court, Cameroon
  • Member, Cameroon Bar Association
  • Student Member, South African Institute of Intellectual Property Law (SAIIPL)

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.

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ARIPO Update

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