Hugo is an associate at Adams & Adams who primarily handles patent and design matters. He has an engineering degree and a law degree. He is an admitted attorney of the High Court of South Africa and a registered patent attorney. Hugo routinely deals with the drafting, filing and prosecution of patent applications relating to computer-implemented, mechanical and electromechanical inventions, as well as industrial designs. Hugo also handles patent searching, whether novelty searches prior to filing patent applications, validity searches after filing, or freedom-to-operate searches to safeguard commercial implementation. In addition to patent and design matters, Hugo works on intellectual property valuations, agreements and exchange control applications.