Dr Madelein Kleyn is the CEO and founder of Mad K IP Consulting (Pty) Ltd.
The 30 years in corporate environment enables me to serve the business!
Madelein is a qualified chemical engineer (BSc Chem Eng.), an admitted attorney of the High Court of South Africa and a registered South African patent attorney. She holds the post graduate qualifications of LLM (tax law) and PhD (intellectual property). Her technical proficiencies are in the fields of petrochemicals, chemistry, process engineering, explosives and agriculture.
Her expertise includes, amongst others, IP Portfolio management, IP policy and strategy development and implementation, IP Commercialisation inclusive of contract drafting and negotiation, IP litigation and patent and trademark oppositions. Training is also a passion of hers. She regularly advises on corporate governance and IP risk management and specialises in drafting and advising on IP-related business transactions, including technology transfer and licensing.
Madelein tutors part time for the World Intellectual Property Organisation e-learning programme on IP management. She is appointed as research associate and fellow of the Anton Mostert Chair of Intellectual Property, Stellenbosch University Faculty of Law an appointment recognizing proven specialised expertise. She moderates and teaches the patent and design module of the Anton Mostert Chair of IP LLM (intellectual property) course at Stellenbosch University. She is also Director – Technology Transfer at Innovus that is responsible for technology transfer, entrepreneurial support and development, and innovation at the university. We manage the commercialisation of the University’s innovation and intellectual property portfolio through patenting, licensing and the formation of spin-out companies.
Madelein has authored and presented various articles, papers and publications on IP matters internationally specifically on technology and IP licensing and commentaries on national IP related legislation. Since 2014 she is the co-editor of the journal “International Pharmaceutical Law “and is also a co-author of the South African Chapter of this publication. She publishes and edits the quarterly news brief for the South African Institute of Intellectual Property lawyers (SAIIPL) in South Africa. She is a member of American Chemical Society, INTA (Global advisory committee for Africa and Program advisory council), LESI (Technology licensing Committee), LES SA (President) and SAIIPL. Madelein was included in the IAM Strategy 300 – The World’s Leading IP Strategists 2015, 2016 and 2017 and featured in WTR300 World’s leading trademark professionals since 2016.
Self-motivated, commercially-minded dual-qualified (United Kingdom and South Africa) corporate and commercial lawyer. Brings extensive South African and overseas experience of commercialising and protecting intellectual property assets, including of innovative applications of financial technology (fintech).
Experience spans top-tier law firms in the United Kingdom and South Africa and senior in-house corporate and commercial legal roles within a publicly-listed global bank, a publicly-listed property asset manager and a privately-owned investment manager.
Accustomed to analysing complex problems and properly evaluating and weighing up legal and business risks and exercising judgement where there is a tension between reputational or potential legal issues and the business advantage a transaction can provide.
Highly adaptable, intellectually agile and confident working at all levels within an organisation. Exceptional communication skills and strong influencing and relationship-building skills. Experience of leading and managing cross-border, cross-functional teams and projects. Recognises the importance of working collaboratively and motivating and developing others.
A love of learning, continually striving to be better, to learn new skills – this has resulted in qualifying as a SA Business Coach from SA Business Coaches programme with accreditation from both the International Coaching Federation (ICF) and Coaches and Mentors of South Africa association (COMENSA).
Janusz has more than 3 decades experience in the technology and IP industry.
His qualifications include a B.Eng (Chemical) and a B.Proc. He is an admitted attorney of the High Court of South Africa, a patent attorney and a registered professional engineer. Janusz is also a member of several professional, industrial and legal societies. Before joining the profession, Janusz worked in the chemical, food and beverage, and pharmaceutical industries for a number of years and currently provides IP, regulatory, and product liability services in these industries and focuses on the drafting, prosecution and litigation of patents, and regulatory compliance focusing of food and consumer products.
Janusz is a senior adjudicator of the Institute of Intellectual Property Law’s alternate dispute resolution provider for settling domain name disputes.
Cobus Jooste is lecturer of Intellectual Property (IP) Law, Mercantile Law (Internet Law) (LLB), Information Technology Law (LLM) and Intellectual Property in the Digital Environment [eIP Law] (LLM) in the Department of Mercantile Law in the Faculty of Law, Stellenbosch University, a Researcher Fellow of the Anton Mostert Chair of Intellectual Property and Consultant in IP and technology law.
His primary field of expertise is copyright and trade mark law in the digital environment, technology applications, social media regulation and domain names. He is the author of several articles on issues of intellectual property and ICT law and co-author of the chapter on EIP Law in Dean & Dyer: Introduction to Intellectual Property Law published by Oxford University Press.
Anders Arvidsson has well over two decades of experience in developing, valuing and monetising patent assets in the corporate world. He is one of the top IP Valuators in the world according to Forbes Ranking. As a market maker, Anders has been one of the pioneers in creating the marketplace for IP transactions, which has helped to protect companies’ strategic product positions and maximise the value of their intellectual property.
He constantly seeks new ways to use intellectual property as a strategic tool and delivered revenue captures in the range of $100-150M from various transactions to his clients. Anders has negotiated 100s of transactions comprising multiple patent portfolios. Anders spent 13 years at Nokia, where he headed the patent acquisition team.
He has a long experience from negotiated transactions involving multiple patent portfolios. He has also been working as Vice President IPR for GN Store Nord A/S, which is developing and manufacturing medical devices for hearing impairment and audio solutions and presently is CEO of ParallelNorthIP in Sweden.