Erik is a South African patent attorney and one of the founding partners at Von Seidels.
With his background in electronic engineering and computer science he advises a large number of established technology companies and tech start-ups on their local and international patent acquisition, prosecution and enforcement strategies.
Erik has a thriving patent drafting practice focusing on software, mobile technologies, mobile apps, electronic commerce, banking, telecommunications, and digital signal processing and related technologies.
His other areas of expertise include:
Erik also serves on the council of the South African Institute of Intellectual Property Law and is a part-time lecturer in Intellectual Property Law at the University of Cape Town.
World IP Review features Erik van der Vyver as a leading IP practitioner (2021).
The Legal 500 recognises Erik van der Vyver as a ‘Leading Individual’ (2021).
Managing Intellectual Property recognises Erik van der Vyver as a ‘Patent Star’ (2021).