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Adin Liss Pyernik

Adin-Liss Pyernik is a boutique IP firm consisting of two arms: Adin-Liss Law Office and Pyernik Patent Attorneys. The firm has expertise in both patent protection and disputes, but it is recommended for its contentious work. Name partners Dan Adin and Eran Liss are the key contact for patent litigation. They are supported by a team of associates. Moshe Pyernik, who has a background in chemistry, deals with patent protection and litigation. Case studies show the firm represented KS Kim International in a patent infringement case brought by Millennium Pharmaceuticals.

Dr Shlomo Cohen & Co

Although known for its strong expertise in soft IP, Dr Shlomo Cohen & Co is also recommended for patent disputes. Name partner Shlomo Cohen, who is well known in the Israeli market, leads the firm. Shlomo is supported by a large team of practitioners, including Shay Israel and Yaniv Baum, both of whom are notable IP litigators. The firm has recently represented international pharmaceutical companies in a variety of IP disputes, including patent term extensions and oppositions.

Ehrlich Group

Ehrlich Group is comprised of two key entities: Ehrlich & Fenster (for patent and trade mark protection services) and Ehrlich Neubauer & Melzer (for legal services). The IP group is a leader in the patent protection and portfolio management market in Israel. Founder and name partner Gal Ehrlich, Paul Fenster, Hadassa Waterman, Maier Fenster, Roy Melzer, Revital Green, Eran Naftali and Geoff Melnick are key patent practitioners in the group. Waterman is one of the practitioners featured in Managing IP's Top 250 Women in IP (2019). Case studies show the firm represented universities, Huawei, IBM and Eloxx Pharmaceuticals on a variety of matters before the Israeli patent office.

Gilat Bareket & Co (Reinhold Cohn Group)

Gilat Bareket & Co is the litigation arm of the IP group Reinhold Cohn Group. David Gilat and Eran Bareket are the prominent patent litigators in the law firm. They are supported by litigation partners such as Lihi Goldenberg and Chen Ben Dori –Alkan. Another notable senior partner is transactions specialist Daphna Gilat. The team represented Elta Systems before the Supreme Court in a trade secret dispute and acted for Israel Aerospace Industries in a patent opposition.

Liad Whatstein & Co

Liad Whatstein & Co is now recognised as one of the best in the business for patent disputes, particularly in the life sciences and pharmaceutical sectors. Name partner Liad Whatstein leads the practice. Whatstein is supported by Amira Mangelus, Matti Michel, Ephraim Heiliczer and Adi Karton. Case studies show the firm acted for Sanofi in the Supreme Court in a complex patent application case, and it also represented Israeli Military Industries Systems in a patent ownership dispute.

Luthi + Webb

Luthi + Webb, an IP group formed by the merger of Luthi + Co and Webb + Co, is recommended for both patent contentious and prosecution work. Luthi + Co is led by name partner Richard Luthi, with support from a team of partners, notably Daniel Lerner and Martin Binnes. Both Luthi and Lerner are recognised as IP stars. Webb + Co, the prosecution arm, is led by name partner Cynthia Webb. Webb is supported by partners Sharon Ganor and Eran Silverman. Case studies show the firm has worked for a variety of clients, including acting for Keysee Software and Mapi Pharma in the respective patent revocation actions.

Luzzatto & Luzzatto

Luzzatto & Luzzatto is a boutique firm recommended for patent prosecution work. The firm is led by Kfir Luzzatto and Ester Luzzatto. They are supported by a large team of patent practitioners with diverse technical backgrounds, including engineering and pharmaceuticals.

Pearl Cohen Zedek Latzer Baratz

Pearl Cohen Zedek Latzer Baratz (Pearl Cohen) is an international law firm with offices in Israel and branch offices in London and the US. Pearl Cohen has a sizeable IP practice and is recognised for both patent prosecution and patent contentious work. Managing partner Zeev Pearl overseas its patent prosecution department. He is supported by partners such as Assaf Weiler, Idan Frydman and Yosi Barkai. A notable patent litigator in the firm is Yossi Markovich. Case studies show the firm represented Bayer in its patent term extension request regarding a biological drug as well as handling the worldwide patent portfolio of Sol-Gen technologies. Partners Hadas Glassman and Irit Gordon left the firm in 2018.

Reinhold Cohn & Partners

Reinhold Cohn & Partners is the prosecution arm of the Reinhold Cohn Group. The firm is well-regarded for patent prosecution in various technical fields including IT, engineering and life sciences. The notable patent practitioners in the practice include Ena Pugatsch and Svetlana Stadler. Case studies show the firm acts for a wide range of companies, including Deep Instinct, AGT International, QLight and RedDress.

S Horowitz & Co

Law firm S Horowitz & Co is respected in IP disputes. Chair of the IP group Tal Band and partners Dovev Apel and Ran Vogel are key practitioners for patent. They are supported by other senior practitioners, including Noam Blei and Yair Ziv, and a team of junior lawyers. Patent case studies show the firm represented Teva in a number of disputes and acted for Thales in a dispute brought forward by Elbit Systems.

Seligsohn Gabrieli & Co

IP firm Seligsohn Gabrieli & Co is recommended for patent protection and disputes. Nahum Gabrieli and Ehud Gabrieli are the key contacts in the firm. Veteran patent attorney and chemistry specialist Alfred Thee heads up its patent department.