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Mpumelelo Nkomo

Patent Department

A candidate patent attorney with a PhD specialising in life science inventions.


Mpumelelo (Mpumi) Nkomo is a candidate attorney in the patent department. He is focused on local and international patent searches and drafting specifications for clients.

Mpumi has a PhD in Botany with a focus in phytomedicine from the University of Stellenbosch, and has obtained a law degree from the University of South Africa.

He focuses on inventions in the life sciences and biotechnology inventions fields.

Contact Mpumelelo

Direct: +27 21 526 2800


  • University of Stellenbosch, PhD in Botany specialising in medicinal plant research (2014)
  • University of South Africa, Postdoctoral Fellowship in Metabolite Profiling (2014-2016)
  • University of South Africa, LLB (2019)

Focus Areas

> Patentability searches and opinions
> Patent drafting and prosecution
> Plant Breeders' Rights

Affiliations and Accolades

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