Zaskia Henke

Patent Department

A candidate patent attorney with a background in Biomedical Sciences.

About Zaskia Henke

Zaskia Henke is a candidate attorney in the patent department. Her focus is on freedom-to-operate searches, patentability investigations as well as the preparation, filing and prosecution of local and foreign patent applications. Her IP interests lie in the biomedical, medical, pharmaceutical, and life sciences fields.

Zaskia completed a Bachelor of Science degree with majors in Physiology and Anatomy at Stellenbosch University, followed by an honours degree in Human Anatomy and Histology with merit. Thereafter she also completed a postgraduate Law degree at Stellenbosch University.

Focus areas

  • Patentability investigations
  • Patent litigation
  • Patent prosecution
  • Freedom-to-operate searches


  • University of Stellenbosch, BSc in Human Life Sciences (2016)
  • University of Stellenbosch, BSc (Honours) in Human Anatomy, cum laude (2017)
  • University of Stellenbosch, LLB (3 year) Postgraduate (2021)

Affiliations and accolades

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

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