Horowitz & Co. possesses unique and unparalleled experience and expertise in advising and representing clients in disputes relating to inventions arrived at by employees during the course of their employment (more specifically defined in the Patents Law, 1967, as “service inventions”), including ownership disputes, as well as claims filed by current and former employees against employers seeking compensation for service inventions.
We have represented clients in major precedent-setting cases conducted before the Compensation and Royalties Committee and the High Court of Justice. In these cases we have succeeded in defending claims filed against those clients in which compensation for service inventions was sought.
Based on our vast experience and in-depth knowledge in this practice area, we regularly advise clients engaging in R&D activities in Israel – such as multinational corporations and domestic companies operating in various sectors of industry, including pharmaceuticals, medical devices, metalworking and electronics, as well as universities and their technology transfer offices (TTOs) – on how to prevent, minimize or mitigate their exposure to ownership and compensation claims. Our team of specialists has also been involved in the legislative process regarding proposed amendments to legislation on service inventions.
In addition, our team is seasoned in providing representation and legal advice on inventorship disputes, whether within the realm of service inventions or otherwise.