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Patent Examination Board - Member

Sandra Clelland Name:  Sandra Clelland

Biography:  She graduated with a degree in chemistry and biochemistry, an honours degree in biochemistry and a law degree from the University of KwaZulu-Natal.

Sandra Clelland has more than 15 yearsof experience in the Intellectual Property field and is a registered South African patent attorney at Von Seidels. Prior to joining Von Seidels, Sandra was a partner at one of South Africa's largest patent firms for 10 years. She graduated with a degree in chemistry and biochemistry, an honours degree in biochemistry and a law degree from the University of KwaZulu-Natal.

Sandra specialises in the drafting and prosecuting of patent applications in the chemical, pharmaceutical, biochemical and life sciences fields. She also advises clients on patent strategy and provides validity and infringement opinions and her clients include many of South Africa's top universities and research organisations. Sandra has been a member of the Patent Examination Board since 2002, is a regular speaker at local and international conferences and has also been a mentor for the GAP Bioscience Program.

Patent Examination Board Members