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The firm

The Ehrlich Group houses more than 120 highly experienced IP professionals. The firm provides clients with a complete range of services, from filing and registering a large raft of patents, trade marks or designs, to protecting copyrights and plant breeders’ rights, defending any IP infringement in court and representing all parties to IP litigation. By combining the patent agents and patent attorneys of Ehrlich & Fenster (E&F) with the litigators of IP law firm Ehrlich, Neubauer & Melzer, the Ehrlich Group is able to service all of its clients’ IP needs.

The Ehrlich Group has experienced a landmark year after substantially expanding its client offering, following the formation of an IP boutique law firm, Ehrlich, Neubauer & Melzer (EN&M), at the start of 2017. The law firm was founded in order to meet the legal needs of the clients of the Ehrlich Group in the field of intellectual property.

Ehrlich, Neubauer & Melzer (EN&M), headed by new head of IP litigation Yehuda Neubauer, handles the following: patents; trade marks; designs; copyrights; trade secrets; anti-counterfeiting; due diligence; litigation support; plant breeders’ rights; non-disclosure agreements; open source; regulatory and compliance and patent term extensions (PTE).

Areas of practice

Every year, the firm files thousands of patent applications for Israeli and international clients alike throughout the world, justifying its recognition as the top PCT Filing Firm in Israel by Managing IP – Global PCT Leaders Report. Additionally, each year the firm files more than 1,000 patent applications in the US alone. The firm’s global reputation of filing and prosecuting US patent applications before the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) is the result of the immense knowledge of its patent attorneys, around a quarter of whom are licensed to practise before the USPTO. Many gained experience as patent examiners in the USPTO and all are directly involved with the USPTO.

This in-depth knowledge of US legislation and procedure secures the firm a very high allowance rate. The firm continues to prepare and file about half of all the inventions generated by all the prestigious universities in Israel, including among others The Hebrew University, Tel Aviv University, the Technion, Weizmann Institute of Science, Ben-Gurion University, and Ariel University.

The firm advises inventors, universities, medical centres, start-ups and mature companies, public and private, such as Microsoft, IBM, Samsung Electronics, Huawei, BASF, AstraZeneca, Bacardi, Polo Ralph Lauren, Monsanto, Harmen, Oxford University, Amdocs, L’Oreal, Israel Ministry of Health, Sanofi, University of Maryland, Cheetah Medical,Ceragon Networks Ltd., Elminda Ltd., Mobli Media Inc, Plasson Ltd, Playtech Software Ltd, Kaiima Ltd., Syqe Medical Ltd. and many more.

In addition to these clients, the firm is the first port of call for top-tier IP firms from Germany, the UK, Korea, India, Spain, Portugal, Italy and China seeking services in Israel, as well as in the United States.

  • Number of lawyers: 42
  • Languages
  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Spanish
  • Dutch
  • Hebrew
  • Russian
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  • INTA

Above material supplied by Ehrlich Group.

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