Samantha holds the degrees of MBChB and LLB. She is an admitted attorney of the High Court of South Africa, a registered medical practitioner and a qualified patent attorney and heads up de Chalain’s Patent and Designs department with aplomb.
She served articles at the firm of Hahn & Hahn in Pretoria before consulting to the Innovation Fund and general legal firms on Intellectual Property matters. Dr Gregory deals with inventions in all technology fields and has a special interest in medical and related innovation. She is a member of LES (Licensing Executives Society of South Africa), has a keen interest in the commercialisation of South African Intellectual Property and has attended various workshops on the subject. She also has an interest in the management of intellectual property in health research and development.
Dr Gregory has authored papers for the South African Institute of International Affairs on the relationship between innovation and regional Intellectual Property Rights. She has previously been invited by the World Trade Organisation to deliver presentations on the African Regional Perspective of the effect of TRIPS and Public Health.