Overview

Described by the Who’s Who Legal as a leading expert in the Patents field, Ran Vogel is a highly experienced lawyer who represents Fortune 500 companies, multinational corporations, domestic companies, technology-based companies, universities and start-ups at the forefront of the pharmaceutical, life sciences, telecommunications, DEFENCE SECTOR  and technology sectors, on a wide range of contentious intellectual property matters including patents, trademarks, copyrights, designs and trade secrets.

Ras has significant experience in appearing before all levels of Israeli civil courts and arbitration, as well as in ADR procedures.

Ranked by IAM Patent Litigation 250 as one of Israel’s leading patent litigators, Ran’s IP practice includes advising global and local clients on all aspects of enforcement strategy and infringement and validity issues, and conducting legal proceedings relating to the protection, use and exploitation of all IP rights as well as brand management. Ran’s practice also includes advising on parallel imports as well as life science and pharmaceutical industry-related regulatory matters.

Ran has extensive experience representing clients before all levels of the Israeli courts, including the Israeli Patents, Designs and Trademarks Office, on infringement actions, oppositions, revocations, patent-term extensions, passing-off actions, enforcement and protection of brands, anti-counterfeiting and trade secret disputes, whether as a domestic action or as part of a co-ordinated international enforcement, opposition or anti-piracy proceeding.

Ran is involved in the legislative process relating to amendments to Israel’s Patent Law and other regulations applicable to the pharmaceutical and life science sector. He is a member of AIPPI where he is also a reporter within the Working Committee of the AIPPI, contributing answers to questions on IP law arising from national groups of AIPPI members.

Languages: EnglishHebrew
Admissions: Israel Bar, 1997
Education: Tel Aviv University, LL.B. magna cum laude, (1996)

Experience

Ran’s extensive experience includes representation of:

  • Teva Pharmaceuticals on an ongoing basis, in the provision of numerous opinions and infringement proceedings and management of proceedings relating to medication patents with a market value of billions of dollars
  • The Strauss Group, owner of Max Brenner, which operates a global Chocolate Bar” chain, in a request for a preliminary injunction and a claim of infringement of the franchise agreement and a violation of its IP rights. The defendant had opened a business of similar appearance and concept to the Chocolate Bar” while still a franchisee of Max Brenner
  • Israel’s three largest cellphone companies in a multi-million dollar lawsuit served against them relating to the infringement of a patent in the pre-paid area
  • Representation in patent opposition proceedings on behalf of Thales, a French international hi-tech company, that engages in the design, development and supply of advanced technological systems for a wide array of bodies, including: military and quasi-military bodies, the space industry, governments, airlines, ground transportation industries and more;
  • Representing the management of the Israeli Professional Football Leagues 2014 Ltd. in the field of copyright protection in sports broadcasts.
  • Waterfall Security Solutions Ltd. in a lawsuit filed against a competitor in the cyber security space on grounds of patent infringement and the theft of trade secrets
  • The Israel Manufacturers Association in a suit brought against it by various non-profit organisations demanding the disclosure of data relating to animal experiments on the grounds of freedom of information
  • Ramot, the technology transfer arm of Tel Aviv University, in a multi-million dollar claim against Cisco Systems concerning a service invention developed by a professor at the university
  • Iscar Cutting Tools in copyright arbitration with photographers who had photographed commercial catalogues for the company

Recognition

  • IAM Patent 1000 (2019 edition): “Ran Vogel possesses vast knowledge in patent law, drug regulation and life sciences. Vogel has enjoyed a wonderful year, winning three separate blockbuster drugs litigations in the space of 12 months”.
  • Who’s Who Legal 2019: Ran Vogel, is one of the few Israeli lawyers chosen by Who’s Who Legal to be included as one of the world’s best Thought Leaders in the Life Sciences Industry.
  • IP Stars 2019:  Ran Vogel received stars in the guide’s individual rating, garnering recognition for his professionalism, expertise, extensive and unique knowledge.
  • Ran Vogel, has been recognized by the WIPR (World Intellectual Property Review) Leaders Patent & Trademarks Guides, as a leading IP practitioner in Israel for 2018.
  • Ran Vogel received stars in the IP Stars ranking guide of 2018, for both Litigation and Strategy & Counseling.
  • Who’s Who Legal: Competition 2018 recognized Ran Vogel,  as a leading expert in the Patents field.

 

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