At van Rooy is chair of KISCH IP’s Executive Committee, a director and head of the firm’s patent department. He has a B Sc Chemistry and Biochemistry from North-West University and B Proc from UNISA. He was admitted as an attorney to the High Court of South Africa in 1995 and registered as a patent attorney in 1998.
At has more than 26 years’ experience and has successfully represented a wide range of international clients using his extensive experience in patent, design and copyright litigation, plant breeders’ rights and GMO litigation, Anton Piller type proceedings, pharmaceutical, agrochemical and veterinary product liability litigation and related regulatory matters, patent filing and prosecution in a broad variety of jurisdictions and fields of technology.
His technical expertise includes life sciences, pharmaceuticals, veterinary sciences, agrochemicals, medical sciences, chemistry, biotech, biochemical sciences, microbiological sciences, plant breeders' rights and genetically modified organisms, product liability and mitigation of risk and damages, copyright litigation, IP licensing contracts and registered designs. At has successfully presented at several IP workshops at Universities and numerous conferences over the past 15 years. He has also authored and co-authored various Chapters and articles for both local and international publications.