Truly effective patent advice requires a combination of both legal and scientific analysis, applied with skill to the commercial context in which clients operate. Therefore, our team of IP specialists, which includes many science graduates, is uniquely positioned to serve as a true “one-stop shop” in Israel for patent protection and enforcement.
Indeed, not only has our patent practice been described by a competitor in Intellectual Asset Management 1000 as “the first name you think of in Israel for litigation – the number one”, but it is also regularly ranked in the top tier by Chambers Global and The Legal 500, as well as other specialist trade publications, including Managing Intellectual Property and IAM Patent 1000.
On the contentious side, our team has unrivalled experience appearing before the full range of Israel’s courts and tribunals, as well as the Israel Patent Office, arbitrators, mediators, parliamentary committees and government officials. Specifically, our task force of IP specialists is exceptionally adept at advising on and providing representation in contentious issues entailing, inter alia, patent infringement, opposition proceedings, validity issues, patentability and employee inventions.
On the non-contentious side, our team is equally accomplished with regard to all aspects of the commercialisation of patents at every stage of the innovation cycle, including, inter alia, the drafting, review and negotiation of non-disclosure agreements, R&D agreements, patent licences and manufacturing agreements. Likewise, we have a proven track record advising on patent issues arising within the context of corporate transactions, in particular legal due diligence of patent related issues associated with the financing of technology and innovation companies, mergers and acquisitions, sale of businesses and patent portfolio acquisitions.
Our clients are diverse and operate in a wide range of sectors, including pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, genetics, medical devices, biomedical products, electrical engineering, chemical engineering, mechanical engineering, aerospace, defence, telecommunications, computer software and computer-implemented inventions and agrochemicals. All of our clients receive specialist services concomitant with their areas of activity.
We have been at the forefront of changes in patent law and practice for over 50 years and our IP specialists continue to make strides and lead the way in this regard through their ongoing and substantial involvement, commitment, efforts and contribution to the legislative process as well as to developing new case-law.