Ranked by IAM Licensing 250 as being among the top patent and technology licensing lawyers in the world, S. Horowitz & Co. has an unrivalled expertise in advising on the acquisition, commercialisation and exploitation of intellectual property rights.
Our clients include universities, TTOs, founders, start-ups, investors and multinational and domestic companies from a broad and varied range of industry sectors and technologies, including life sciences, telecommunications, computer software and hardware, semi-conductor chips, clean-tech, automobiles, electronics, toys, chemicals, inks, medical devices, printing, publishing, art, media and food.
We frequently advise and represent Israel’s leading technology transfer companies for academic institutions, including Yeda Research and Development Company Ltd., the commercialisation arm of the Weizmann Institute of Science, one of Israel’s largest and most prestigious research institutions, Ramot at Tel Aviv University, Hadasit, the technology transfer arm of the Hadassah Medical Organisation, and Yissum at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, as well as leading tech companies such as Wix.com. Ltd., a renowned provider of cloud-based web development services, listed on Nasdaq.
Unlike other firms, we have the added value of being able to provide a multidisciplinary team that includes the firm’s top-ranked, leading, intellectual property, commercial and antitrust law experts. Our team has a wealth of experience advising on the exploitation of both hard IP and soft IP in both a domestic and cross border setting. We have market-leading expertise on the key issues that may affect commercialisation of IP, including clearance of rights (in particular where IP was originally developed in a university, hospital or a public sector environment), service invention claims, exhaustion of rights, parallel imports, competition law (such as the effect of such laws on grant-backs, duration of royalty periods and restrictive arrangements) and withholding tax.
We regularly advise on the structuring, drafting and negotiating of NDAs, material transfer agreements, letters of intent, acquisitions or assignments of IP rights, all forms of technology transfer and licence agreements, clinical study and trials agreements, research agreements, research and development agreements, teaming agreements, joint ventures, option agreements, co-development and collaboration agreements as well as conducting legal due diligence of licensing arrangements, all across a broad range of products, technologies and processes.