Contact: Anat Weissgarten - Marketing and Business Development
Number of practitioners: 47
Languages: English, French, Hebrew, Russian, Spanish, German
Practice Areas: • Anti-Counterfeiting • Breeder’s rights • Copyrights • Design Patents • Due Diligence • Litigation Support • Open Source • Patent Monetization • Patent Prosecution • Patent Strategy • Patent Term Extension • Regulatory & Compliance • Trade Secrets • Trademarks counselling and prosecution
Ehrlich & Fenster is a leading Israel based Patent and Trademark Attorneys Firm, offering premiere expertise in all matters concerning the protection and prosecution of Intellectual Property including Patent, Design, Trademark, Litigation Support and Breeder’s Rights services to Corporations, Institutions, Governmental Institutes, Universities and Individual clients around the world. The synergism between highly personalized service and unrivalled expertise in all technological fields has made Ehrlich & Fenster the most reputable IP firm in Israel.
Extensive professional knowledge and experience, along with scientific insight enables Ehrlich & Fenster to offer an optimal Intellectual Property strategy, and assist in managing the intellectual property portfolio for clients in light of the client’s business strategy, be it in licensing, investment, financing and multi-billion buyout exits and deals.
The technical depth of the firm and the industrial and academic experience of the key patent attorneys enables our attorneys to get to the heart of the technical and business aspects of the client’s R&D and product line so that it can provide the protection that the client needs and to which the client is entitled.
Key clients include all the major universities and medical and research institutes in Israel.
The firm has filed patent applications for several Nobel and Wolf Prize laureates as well.
Private and public companies for which the firm have performed substantial Intellectual Property work in the recent year include: Microsoft Corporation Inc., Tomaisins International Ltd. ; Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd.; IBM Corporation; Stratasys; Protalix Ltd.; Cheetah Medical; Ceragon Networks Ltd.; Biosensors International Group, Ltd.; Elminda Ltd.; Mobli Media Inc; Nintendo Co Ltd; Plasson Ltd; Playtech Software Ltd. and Cyber-Ark Software Ltd.
- Pharmacology / Chemistry
- Energy conversion
- Communications engineering
- Semiconductor technology
- Software, Information System
- Medical devices
Network memberships: AIPPI, INTA
Ehrlich & Fenster is mostly known for patent prosecution, supported by partners Gal Ehrlich and Hadassa Waterman. Over the past year, the firm has experienced increased activity in patent filing for firms in the US and the EU, particularly for clients in biotechnology, pharmacy, chemistry and physics.
Clients say that they enjoy cooperation with “very good patent attorneys in different technological fields” at Ehrlich & Fenster. One client says: “Attorneys at the firm draft applications to provide meaningful protection for our business. They are familiar with the laws of the main jurisdictions and take them into account. They have very good administration, which is important for patents. While they are not the cheapest in Israel, their rates are fair for what you get as a client. It is considered to be one of the best patent prosecution firms in Israel.”
Patent attorney Gal Ehrlich is highlighted for his services in patent law. “Gal Ehrlich combines thorough understanding of a client’s business needs and the ability to expose the heart of an invention in its broader scope.” The client adds: “Roy Melzer is also very good and combines creativity and practicality in drafting and prosecuting complicated cases. Hadassa Waterman is extremely smart and has the ability to see the big picture of the case. She can plan a strategy that will result in obtaining full protection for aspects of the invention, in line with the business strategy.”
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