Sandra Clelland

Von Seidels - South Africa

Partner, Patent Attorney


+27 215 262 800

Patent star 2023


South Africa

Practice areas:

Patent office proceedings
Patent prosecution
Patent strategy & counseling

Industry sectors:

Life sciences
Universities & research

An experienced patent attorney in a very broad range of Intellectual Property matters, with a focus on biotech and chemical matters.

Sandra’s experience in biotech matters sees her working with many of the firm’s University clients in this area.

Sandra Clelland is a patent attorney and partner at Von Seidels. She is in charge of the firm’s biotech patent practice. She holds a science degree in chemistry and biochemistry and an honours degree in biochemistry. Sandra has extensive experience in the biotech, life sciences and pharmaceutical fields.

Sandra joined the firm in 2011 and is a patent attorney with over 20 years of experience in the patent field, specialising in biotech, life science and pharmaceutical inventions.

Sandra was singled out in the 2010 Legal 500 report on the IP industry in South Africa for her experience in the biotechnology and genetics sectors.



  • University of KwaZulu-Natal, BSc in Chemistry and Biochemistry (1991)
  • University of KwaZulu-Natal, BSc (Honours) in Biochemistry (1992)
  • University of KwaZulu-Natal, LLB (1996)
  • South African Institute of Intellectual Property Law, Qualified Patent Attorney (1998)

Network Memberships: SARIMA