Firms in the Spotlight Intellectual property: commercial/transactions

Reinhold Cohn & Partners

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Reinhold Cohn Group (RCG) is the leading intellectual property firm in Israel. As the largest and earliest established IP firm, RCG offers premier expertise in filing, prosecution, renewals, protection, oppositions, opinions, due diligence, freedom to operate, enforcement, litigation, licensing, commercialisation and evaluation, portfolio management and strategic counselling in all areas of intellectual property such as …

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Intellectual property: commercial/transactions in Israel

H-F & Co.

From emerging start-ups to established multinational hi-tech giants and leading academic institutions, H-F & Co. advises the whole range of market players on complex IP licensing arrangements. An expert in the field and leading the practice is Adi Gillat who advises on IP, data protection and tech regulation aspects of cross-border M&A and venture capital investments. Newly promoted partner Omri Talmon specialises in handling commercial IP transactions, accompanying companies from their first market entry onwards.

Practice head(s):

Adi Gillat

Other key lawyers:

Omri Talmon; Shai Raab

Testimonials

‘They provide an amazing customer experience combining dedication, excellence and creative thinking. Catering to startups as well as known global companies in all tech sector. We really feel we are in good hands working with them.’

‘We especially enjoy working with Dr. Adi Gillat, founding partner at H-F & Co. Adi is a leading expert in IP law and her experience on complex commercial IP and tech-transactions came to the benefit of clients we represent in matters such as licensing transactions, tech-transfer agreements and IP litigation.’

‘Very commercial and pragmatic. Responsive and reliable.’

‘Adi Gilat is a very good business partner and lawyer.’

Key clients

Moovit App Ltd.

Google Inc.

Vast Data

Belong.Life

TytoCare Ltd.

Optimax

Crunchmind

Biz-Effective Ltd.

GuardKnox Cyber Technologies Ltd.

Intuition Robotics

FeeX

Hailo Tech

XM Cyber Ltd

TikTok (Bytedance)

Quantum Machines Technologies

Salto Labs

Optibus

StuffThatWorks

Chain Reaction

Coralogix

NeuReality

PaintYourLife

BeyondMinds

Monogoto

Talon

Quantum Source

Work highlights

  • Advised Belong.Life on its request by the Israeli Ministry of Health to develop and operate the CORONAPP.
  • Representing TytoCare in all of its tech commercialization, data protection, privacy and contractual matters.
  • Represented Quantum Machines in a recent round A investment and all its transactions.

Meitar Law Offices

Well versed in complex licensing structures, Meitar Law Offices is a go-to firm for both licencors and licencees who additionally benefit from the firm’s comprehensive data protection and privacy practice. David Mirchin, who heads the team, is an international expert in licensing, e-commerce, and data protection and privacy. With previous practice experience in Spain, England, and Japan, Ignacio Gonzalez Royo focuses on advising technology companies in the life sciences and financial sectors. Other highly active members of the practice include Tali Yavin-Surasky, who advises clients on an ongoing basis on IP matters and commercial transactions, and Yael Kalman, who has particular expertise in handling open source software and IP matters in finance and M&A transactions.

Practice head(s):

David Mirchin

Other key lawyers:

Boaz Mizrahi; Igancio Gonzalez Royo; Yael Kalman; Tali Yavin-Surasky; Alon Bachar; Rebecca Fisher; Michal Weiner

Testimonials

‘We have selected Meitar law firm in the past and again every year because of the high level of legal service, commitment, ability to close deals and reach successful resolutions, vast legal knowledge, and expertise. Commitment and motivation of the partners and employees to meet the company needs and goals.’

‘Yael Kalman – IP, Partnerships, commercial aspects, licensing agreements. Strength – as good as it gets for us in every aspect of commercial and IP matters, Yael is always great to work with, highly focused, analytical, agile, professional, and efficient in execution while paying attention to both legal and commercial details.’

‘Tali Yavin Surasky – Privacy – primarily focused on Israeli privacy law and innovative legal tools to evaluate the risk and requirements of technology products. Strength – deep knowledge and high good execution quality.’

Key clients

De-Identification Ltd. (known as D-ID)

Girls Who Code

Klear.com

Sysaid

Netspark Ltd.

Work highlights

  • Advised De-Identification Ltd. on a licence agreement with MyHeritage.
  • Representing Klear.com in licensing agreements, commercial transactions, partnership agreements, and in its acquisition by Meltwater.
  • Representing SysAid on IP litigation, trademark matters, advertising laws, and comparative advertising.

Pearl Cohen Zedek Latzer Baratz

Pearl Cohen Zedek Latzer Baratz‘s market leading position is built on the combination of prominent work in licensing, tech transfers, and ongoing corporate support with its multi-jurisdictional presence in Israel, the US, and the UK. Zeev Pearl and Mark S. Cohen are the founding partners and practice co-heads. Pearl has three decades of experience in handling IP matters for multinationals in Israel, while Cohen is renowned for his expertise in commercialising life sciences technology. Senior partner Yael Baratz chairs the corporate and licensing group and is also co-chair of the Israel Bar Association’s Science and Technology Committee.

Practice head(s):

Zeev Pearl; Mark S. Cohen; Yael Baratz

Other key lawyers:

Hili Rashkovan; Dotan Hammer; Yoav Alkalay

Testimonials

‘Fast identification of promising potential technologies Vision.’

‘Zeev Pearl- personal guidance and mentoring.’

‘I have been working with Zeev and his team at Pearl Cohen for the last 6 years, from protecting our technology and brands, post-acquisition IP integration, defending our company against patent trolls, IP lawsuits, software and data security issues, privacy matters and various technology transactions and more. The cross border team we are working with, professionals in both the US in Israel, are a powerhouse of IP knowledge, legal quality work and unrivalled customer service. They are outstanding lawyers, top-notch experts in their field and a pleasure to work with.’

Key clients

Phinergy Ltd

Telit Communications

BioSight Ltd.

Utilis Israel Ltd.

Galooli

ACUM

Keshet Media Group

DeepCube Ltd.

Orgenesis Inc.

Bayer AG

Prilenia Therapeutics B.V.

Amdocs

Hillrom

Vayyar Imaging Ltd.

Dexcel Pharma

SOMPO Holdings

Sol-Gel Technologies Ltd

KAHR-Medical Ltd.

KZen Networks (ZenGo)

Work highlights

  • Representing Phinergy Ltd. in licensing deals involving joint ventures with major Indian transportation and energy companies.
  • Representing Telit Communications in various licensing deals and in FRAND licensing negotiations with purported SEPs holders worldwide.
  • Represented BioSight Ltd in its merger with Advaxis, including handling IP and patent prosecution matters.

Yigal Arnon & Co

Providing advice at the forefront of cutting-edge IP, the team at Yigal Arnon & Co covers a wide array of sectors with notable expertise in hi-tech, life sciences, and media and entertainment. Daniel Green, who co-heads the department as well as the firm’s China practice, acts for emerging companies in the healthcare and life sciences sectors. Co-head Yoheved Novogroder-Shoshan is qualified in both Israel and New York and focuses on tech law, IP, and corporate partnering. Equally dual-qualified Eli Greenbaum has expertise in IP commercialisation and cyber law. The team also includes associate Miriam Friedmann, who represents biotech, medical device, and pharmaceutical companies before the Israeli Innovation Authority.

Practice head(s):

Daniel Green; Yoheved Novogroder Shoshan

Other key lawyers:

Eli Greenbaum; Netanella Treistman; Miriam Friedmann; Tali Har-Oz

Testimonials

‘They are truly an extension of our team, get work done quickly, provide clear-cut advice, and never make us feel like we are not as important as their larger clients. Best legal team experience I have ever had.’

‘Always accessible, no task is too big or too small for them. Very efficient in financial terms. Professionally efficient. Cover many disciplines and reduce reliance on external counsel. Understand our business well. Friendly.’

‘A professional team with extensive knowledge.’

Key clients

Intel Corp.

Oramed Pharmaceuticals

Fosun Health Fund

Variantyx Inc.

FutuRx – The Biotech Accelerator

BioLineRx Ltd.

Hubei Forbon Technology Co., Ltd.

Alma Lasers Ltd.

Atox Bio

Sirvir Ltd.

MEDX XELERATOR, Limited partnership

Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd.

Human Xtensions

Bioventus LLC

Work highlights

  • Represented Oramed Pharmaceuticals in a joint venture transaction.
  • Representing FutuRx in ongoing R&D, IP licensing, and commercialization activities.
  • Representing Variantyx which acquired a patent license, a source (and object) code license and entered into a Java OEM agreement.

Amit, Pollak, Matalon & Co. Advocates and Notary

Amit, Pollak, Matalon & Co. Advocates and Notary ‘exhibit true expertise in intellectual property law‘ and in addition to its licensing practice, clients also benefit from the firm's IP litigation expertise. Former vice chairman of the Intellectual Property Committee of the Israeli Bar Association Ian Rostowsky leads the practice and represents tech companies in all states of development. The team has recently been bolstered by Omer Carmel and Sahar Peled, both experts in IP protection strategy and previously at Carmel, Peled & Co. Gal Omer has left the practice.

Practice head(s):

Ian Rostowsky

Other key lawyers:

Omer Carmel; Sahar Peled; Masha Kaminsky

Testimonials

‘The team exhibited true expertise in Intellectual property law, and more specifically the application of the rules concerning trademark and copyright infringement that provided a significant edge. Furthermore, the team provide interdisciplinary know-how in various relevant fields which allowed it to provide a comprehensive answer to all aspects of the case.’

‘Partners, Sahar Peled and Omer Carmel, both showed remarkable devotion to the case, and provided a lot of attention and thought in every turn and stage of the course of handling it. In addition to legal expertise, they showed a deep interest and understanding in the business aspects of our operation and have determined the objectives of the legal services in such a way that will best accomplish the strategic goals of our organization.’

‘Exceptional and fully devoted team, which serves as significant partner of our company and transactions.’

‘Partner, Ian Rostowsky is an exceptional professional and supporter of our company and legal work. And we can always reach out to him anytime.’

Key clients

Cannbit Pharmaceuticals Ltd.

Nano-X Imaging Ltd.

Meridian Bioscience, Inc.

Israel Innovation Authority

WalkOut Ltd.

Panaya Ltd.

Nurami Medical Ltd.

Namogoo Technologies Ltd.

ScyllaDB Ltd.

Illumigyn Ltd.

Maccabi Health Organization

Ort Israel

TetaVi Ltd.

AllCloud BSD Ltd.

Saferide Technologies Ltd.

Cannbit Pharmaceuticals Ltd.

Nano-X Imaging Ltd.

Meridian Bioscience, Inc.

Israel Innovation Authority

WalkOut Ltd.

Panaya Ltd.

Nurami Medical Ltd.

Namogoo Technologies Ltd.

ScyllaDB Ltd.

Illumigyn Ltd.

Maccabi Health Organization

Ort Israel

TetaVi Ltd.

AllCloud BSD Ltd.

Saferide Technologies Ltd.

Work highlights

  • Advising Ilumigyn Ltd. on an ongoing basis on IP and regulatory matters, negotiated a licensing agreement for distribution in South East Asia.
  • Advising Nanox on an ongoing basis on the IP aspects of its activities and business, including in relation to its product design, privacy and data protection as well as licensing agreements.
  • Advising Cannbit on the IP aspects of licensing and development agreements, including use of trademarks, know-how and derivative works while engaging in cross border supply agreement.

FISCHER (FBC & Co.)

FISCHER (FBC & Co.) demonstrates strong expertise in advising tech and telecoms as well as production companies on IP licensing transactions and IP aspects of M&A, including in relation to SPACs. The team is led by Amit Dat, a member of The International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property. Newly promoted partner Omri Rachum-Twaig is another key contact. In a recent highlight, they together advised Joola Kotkot Productions on several IP transactions with Sony Corporation.

Practice head(s):

Amit Dat

Other key lawyers:

Omri Rachum-Twaig

Testimonials

‘The team is highly devoted and available for routine legal advise.’

‘Our lawyer, Dr Omri Rachum-Twig is an impressive, well-trained and committed individual. He is a true asset for our new company. We feel lucky to have him and his team as our legal advisors.’

‘Mission-oriented team. Ready to work hard while finding creative solutions and aspiring to close deals.’

‘Very professional, dedicated, open minded.’

‘Amit Dat gave us excellent service. He focused on the important things , identifying the critical issues and manège to close the deal with the other side.’

‘Dr Omri Rahcum Twig – Exceptional knowladge, innovative in the legal field , accessible and efficient.’

‘The most important thing from our point of view is the ability to balance between the commercial needs and the law risks. Fisher Bachar is doing that in the best way.’

‘Fast availability, a response that is consistent with the needs of the company and the business mentality of the company.’

‘The team is a diverse team with exceptional people both on the personal level and on the professional level. There is no question left open and no stone left unturned to make sure we are covered.’

‘They have diverse specialties and this enables us a wide coverage of every aspect of our legal issues. Furthermore they are not afraid to ask the hard questions and dig deep to understand every issue, new or old and figure out the right solutions for us. On top of that, they are amazing human beings which with no ego are really here to serve the company to the best of their abilities and if it is something they need outside opinion or another set of eyes there is no length to the measures they will take.’

Key clients

Southern Israel Bridging Fund, L.P.

Google Israel Ltd.

Qualcomm Ventures LLC

Fiverr International Ltd.

Reshet Media Ltd.

News 10 Ltd.

Israel Discount Bank Ltd.

Pitango Venture Capital

AngioDynamics Inc.

Picodya Technologies Ltd.

Full DNA Ltd.

Nucleon Cyber Ltd.

Therma Sphera Ltd.

Hystrix Technologies Ltd.

Joshu Israel Ltd.

Innegev Ltd.

PortSight Med Ltd.

ThermaSphera LTD.

ENERSOPHIQ Ltd.

Adar Tech Fund LLC

ECI Telecom Group

Leumi Partners Ltd.

Claridge Israel L.P.

Kimberly-Clark Israel Ltd.

Claltech (2008) Limited Partnership

Lama Productions Ltd.

Spiro Films Ltd.

Masha Productions Ltd.

Israel Hayom Ltd.

Makor Rishon Newspaper LP

Softweave Ltd.

Work highlights

  • Representation of Google in highly strategic and complex technology projects and providing legal opinions regarding the complex potential IP risks with respect to new global technological features and services as well as intellectual property rights and technological related matters and consumer issues.
  • Representation of IDB in several complex technology-related projects.
  • Representing Reshet Media Ltd. and its affiliates, including News 10, in a variety of IP matters, agreements and legal opinions on various commercial issues.

Goldfarb Seligman & Co.

Goldfarb Seligman & Co. provides IP services across a broad range of industries but is most prominent in the hi-tech, life sciences, media, music, and entertainment sectors where clients benefit from the firm’s close professional ties with regulators such as the Israel Innovation Authority and Privacy Protection Authority. Multinational companies seek out Sharon Aloni‘s advice on IP transactions in the tech and bio-med fields. Another expert in life sciences is practice head Sharon Gazit, who also serves as co-chair of the Healthcare and Life Sciences Law Committee of the International Bar Association. Amir Vang focuses on IP aspects of M&A transactions. The team recently saw the arrival of Ronen Hausirer from Herzog Fox & Neeman, who brings expertise in domestic and multi-jurisdictional commercial transactions involving intellectual property assets.

Practice head(s):

Sharon Aloni; Sharon Gazit

Other key lawyers:

Amir Vang; Ronen Hausirer; Judy Amidor; Benjamin Rotenberg

Testimonials

‘The team provides excellent service with high expertise. We work with a team that specializes in regulation, legislation and administrative law. They are true experts and when required are also able to have experts from other specialized departments (taxes, for example) join them.’

‘Amir Vang does exceptional work on regulation and legislation issues. He knows how to talk with the various regulators and government offices and come up with a way to move forward.’

Key clients

EMC Israel Development Center Ltd.

ARM Ltd.

Applied Materials Ltd.

Symantec Corporation

EarlySense Ltd.

Keshet Broadcasting

Tel Aviv – Yafo Municipality

Celeno Communications (Israel) Ltd.

Attunity Ltd.

Alonyal Ltd.

Radware Ltd.

Prospera Technologies Ltd.

Shufersal Ltd.

NMC United Entertainment Ltd.

The Arison Group

QlikTech International AB

New Lineo Cinema (2006) Ltd.

Netivei Ayalon Co. (Ayalon Highways)

The Property and Building Group

Bayside Land Corporation Ltd.

Carestream Health, Inc.

Anchiano Therapeutics Ltd.

Avgol Industries 1953 Ltd.

NanoMaterials Ltd.

iCast Ltd.

Libra Insurance Company Ltd.

Kodak Israel

Knock N’ Lock Ltd.

Eldan Transportation Ltd.

Innoging Medical Ltd.

Borderfree Inc.

Chemipal Ltd.

Aviation Links Ltd.

Velox Ltd.

Pitaro Furniture (2003) Ltd.

GS AS International Marketing Ltd.

Roboteam Ltd.

Peled Technical Supply Ltd.

Cannbit Ltd.

Shekel Insurance Group

Aeon

Shield Wallet Technology Ltd.

Classeed Ltd.

Robotoo Ltd.

Saar Technology (Z.H) Ltd.

Five Sigma Ltd.

Pixellot Ltd.

Hour One AI

Sides

QlikTech International AB

Work highlights

  • Representing Prospera Technologies Ltd. in its $300m acquisition by Valmont Industries, Inc.
  • Providing ongoing legal services to Applied Materials Inc. regarding licensing and intellectual property agreements.
  • Providing ongoing legal services to EarlySense Ltd. including the sale of its contact-free continuous patient monitoring technology to Hill-Rom for $30m.

Gross Law Firm – GKH

Experts in commercial licensing structures, the team at Gross Law Firm – GKH works closely with the firm’s M&A and financing departments, allowing its clients to benefit from a broad scope of practice. Team-lead Ella Tevet also collaborates with the litigation division and advises local and international clients from various industries, including software, internet, cyber security, social media, and e-commerce, in complex licensing transactions. Senior associate Roee Laor's competency extends to data protection and privacy.

Practice head(s):

Ella Tevet

Other key lawyers:

Roee Laor; Maayan Pogozelits-Lasri

Testimonials

‘The IP and privacy team of GKH, headed by Adv. Ella Tevet, is a highly professional team which provides pleasant service with legal work at the highest standards. The team has deep understanding with Israeli and foreign IP and privacy laws, very dedicated and they have great ability to manage the legal risks involved. Their availability is very high and the quality of the deliverables is exceptional.’

‘Ella Tevet and Roee Laor are experts in commercial IP and privacy law and the quality of their deliverables is provided in extraordinary level. We are using their service in complex legal matters and they provide very professional, sharp, innovative and business oriented outcomes. They are exceptionally responsive. In addition, they are very friendly and it is a great pleasure to work with them.’

‘Ella Tevet. Professionalism. Good personal skills.’

‘We couldn’t have asked for a better team to work with. Strictly professional, answer any question extremely fast and took very good care of all our legal items.’

Key clients

Battery Ventures

Reuters

Bloomberg

Nuance Communications

Insightec Ltd

West Pharmaceutical Services

Bank Hapoalim B.M

Cronos Group Inc

GT GetTaxi Services Israel Ltd

Hanaco Venture Capital Ltd

Insight Venture Partners

K2View Ltd

Maalot – S&P Global Rating

Melio Ltd.

Ernst & Young Israel

Salt Security, Inc.

SecuredTouch, Inc

Sol-Gel Technologies Ltd.

Tadiran Consumer and Technology Products Ltd.

Otonomo Technologies Ltd.

Sony Electronic

Papaya Global

SigmaTeK Systems

SoftBank Investment Advisers

Rapid7Inc.

Almeda Ventures Limited Partnership

Work highlights

  • Advising Insight Venture Partners on IP and privacy aspects in relation to its investments and acquisitions in Israel.
  • Represented Rapid7, Inc, in IP, commercial, licensing, and privacy aspects of its acquisition of Alcide.io Ltd.
  • Represented SoftBank Investment Advisers in IP, commercial, licensing, and privacy aspects of its founding round in AnyVision.

Horn & Co

Horn & Co is proficient in complex licensing transactions with a specific focus on the life sciences sector. Yuval Horn heads the department and formerly served as co-chair of the International Bar Association Technology Law Committee. He focuses on all areas in connection with international transactions, M&A, as well as IPOs in the US, UK, and Israel. Keren Kanir's expertise lies in IP aspects of corporate, finance and commercial transactions. Ohad Mamann recently departed the firm.

Practice head(s):

Yuval Horn

Other key lawyers:

Keren Kanir

Key clients

Zebra Medical Vision Ltd.

Protalix Biotherapeutics, Inc.

Interwise Ltd. (AT&T Israel)

Vascular Biogenics Ltd.

Biosight Ltd.

Zemingo Mobile group

Diagnostic Robotics

MedAware Ltd.

INX Limited

Theator Inc.

S. Horowitz & Co

Especially clients in the pharmaceutical industry seek S. Horowitz & Co's advice on complex IP licensing transactions and additionally benefit from the firms cross-departmental approach, especially with the commercial and competition law practices. Expert in advising academic research institutions, Aharon Anthony Bloch leads the team and regularly advises Yeda Research and Development Company Ltd. on its collaboration agreements. Keith Shaw adds expertise in technology transfers for commercial entities and Avi Ordo in IP disputes.

Practice head(s):

Aharon (Anthony) Bloch

Other key lawyers:

Avi Ordo; Keith Shaw

Testimonials

‘They are responsive and cost-effective. They try to resolve problems on a business-conscious basis. They do not seek out litigation if it is not necessary.’

Key clients

Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd.

Yeda Research and Development Company Ltd.

Dexcel Ltd.

Lime and Stone Production Company Ltd.

K.I. Research Institute (R.A.)

Chengdu Kanghong Pharmaceutical Co Ltd.

Work highlights

  • Assisting Sadan Publishing in the digitisation of its entire catalogue, including the renegotiation of all contracts with authors and third party licensors.
  • Acting for Yeda Research and Development Company Ltd. on all aspects of technology transfers.
  • Representing Chengdu Kanghong Pharmaceutical Group in its acquisition of I-Optima Limited, handling patent and underlying technology ownership and IP transfer restrictions.

Shibolet & Co.

Shibolet & Co. handles a broad spectrum of matters covering licensing, tech transfer, and collaboration agreements, for multinationals, research institutions and emerging companies alike with a specific focus on the medtech and automotive sectors. Department co-head and chairman of the IP committee of the Tel Aviv District of the Israeli Bar, Tal Karplus often advises on cross-border matters, while Tamir Afori is an expert in copyright, who was involved in the drafting of the Israeli Copyright Act of 2007. Iris Pappo adds expertise in IP commercialisation but also competition law.

Practice head(s):

Tal Karplus; Iris Pappo; Tamir Afori

Other key lawyers:

Jonathan Atir; Julia Shneiderman

Testimonials

‘Professional, flexible thinking, deal makers, highly recommended.’

Key clients

Incubit Ventures

Capital Nature

Work highlights

  • Advising the Israel Institute for Biological Research and LSRI in commercialization collaborations with foreign and domestic, academic and technology entities, seeking treatment, prevention and diagnosis for COVID-19.
  • Adviisng SAP on a transaction where they purchased the technology, patents and IP assets of an Israeli startup.
  • Assisted Earnix with the purchases of patents, TM, technology and other IP assets of a US based start-up in the telematics field.

AYR – Amar Reiter Jeanne Shochatovitch & Co

Alongside patent licensing, AYR – Amar Reiter Jeanne Shochatovitch & Co also handles trade marks and all aspects of copyright commercialisation. The firm won a public tender to advise the Israel Public Broadcasting Corporation on all IP issues. An expert in matters at the intersection of competition law and IP, Eyal Roy Sage leads the team and clients additionally benefit from his know-how in privacy and data. He also serves as co-chair of the Tel Aviv Chapter of the International Association of Privacy Professionals.

Practice head(s):

Eyal Roy Sage

Testimonials

‘The team is very professional and has a very wide understanding of the matter. The team responds quickly to questions and gives a thorough review of the relevant matters.’

‘Eyal Sage is highly experienced and professional; he has a way of dealing with complex issues very creatively and “breaking them down” & explaining them to the client so it is all clear. He analyzes correctly the different interest’s of the parties and that leads to better and clever problem solving, he is up-to-date in all the issues regarding intellectual property in the world.’

‘Eyal Sage leads the team. We feel very confident with handling the issues although the rest of the team is young and bright.’

Key clients

Microsoft Corporation

Israeli Public Broadcasting Corporation

Israel Credit Cards Ltd.

Partner Communications Company Ltd.

Hot Telecommunications Systems

Pelephone Communications Ltd.

El Al Israel Airlines Ltd.

Menora Mivtachim Insurance Ltd

Maccabi Haifa F.C

The Northern Radio Holdings Ltd.

Non Stop Radio (Management 2008) Ltd.

Non Stop Radio Ltd.

Teleclal Group Ltd.

Ono Academic College

Afcon Holdings Ltd.

Work highlights

  • Advising Microsoft Corporation on agreements for outsourced software and hardware development, and IP licensing contracts.
  • Assisting Israeli Public Broadcasting Corporation in negotiating TV format licences, and draft TV, digital, and combined production and co-production agreements.
  • Negotiating licensing agreements with six collecting societies on behalf of IPBC, Hot, Partner Communications, and El Al Israel Airlines.

Gornitzky & Co.

The IP transaction team at Gornitzky & Co. covers licensing and technology transfers, particularly in the areas of software and biomed. Department head Ziv Rotenberg additionally advises clients on IP litigation and strategy, and on all IP matters relating to conducting business in China or with Chinese entities.

Practice head(s):

Ziv Rotenberg

Work highlights

  • Advising Priority Software Ltd. on outgoing license agreements for its proprietary software.
  • Advised Curatio.dl on negotiating an exclusive worldwide license agreement with Harvard University involving certain Harvard patents.
  • Advising Decama Capital on negotiations with Bar Ilan University and its TTC, BIRAD, for an exclusive global license in certain patents and technology developed in the University in the field of fuel cells.

Herzog Fox & Neeman

The team at Herzog Fox & Neeman advises clients on IP matters in connection with their complex commercial transactions such as M&A and IPO listings and has a particular focus on the gaming and e-commerce sectors. Karen Elburg heads the department and advises clients on all aspects of IP law. She is also a senior editor on INTA’s Trademark Reporter. Gal Eschet is an expert in large domestic and cross-border transactions involving IP, while Adar Bengom (Ortal) handles plant breeders’ rights and IP. Gilad Neeman and Jenia Melkhior left the firm.

Practice head(s):

Karen Elburg

Other key lawyers:

Gal Eschet; Adar Bengom (Ortal)

Testimonials

‘The IP practice at Herzog is distinguished by the breadth of its expertise across all facets of IP — corporate, commercial, litigation and trademark/design prosecution. They have market leaders in each of these areas, which means that a client can feel comfortable that he is receiving quality IP work, whatever the particular issue.’

‘Karen Elburg and Adar Ortal (Bengom). Each is highly intelligent and skilled in various facets of IP. Their ability to integrate IP within the broader corporate and commercial context is especially noteworthy.’

‘The team is very dedicated and professional, in case of complex multi-disciplinary legal issues, they consult with other departments in the Law firm, all providing very professional and quick assistance to complex issues. They are very professional compared to other firms and they provide very good service to their client (not only professional but also very fast and accurate).’

‘Karen Elburg is very professional and has vast experience in the field of IP in general. She provides very professional legal advice and is always available to assist in IP and IP related issues. Also, Adar Bengom from Karen’s team is a great lawyer, providing professional and very service oriented legal advice.’

Key clients

DraftKings

Amazon.com, Inc.

Plus500

Dremio Corporation

Weizmann Institute of Science

Neogames

Nayax Ltd.

888 Holdings PLC

Leumi Partners

Super Group Ltd.

CTS Eventim Israel

Augury Inc.

Aspire Global Plc.

PTC, Inc.

Il Makiage Cosmetics (2013) Ltd.

Work highlights

  • Advised TWC Tech Holdings II Corp on all IP aspects of its $2.4bn business combination agreement with Cellebrite Ltd.
  • Handled the IP DD and all IP aspects for L.Catterton’s $105m investment in Aleph Farms Ltd.
  • Advised 888 Group on branding and licensing aspects of its joint venture agreement for a Sports-Illustrated offering in the US.

Lipa Meir & Co

Lipa Meir & Co focuses its IP transaction practice on the healthcare and pharmaceutical industries with particular expertise in advising Israeli companies on licensing agreements with foreign multinationals. The team is led by Gali Opinsky, who has comprehensive trade mark expertise. She works closely with Gary Copelovitz who handles complex IP transactions such as co-development agreements in the healthcare and life sciences sectors.

Practice head(s):

Gali Opinsky

Other key lawyers:

Gary Copelovitz

Key clients

Clalit Health Services

Mor Research Applications Ltd.

Afimilk Agricultural Cooperation Ltd.

Carmel Winery Ltd.

Keren Hayesod-UIA

Galil Ofek Incubator

Shekel Brainweigh

Keren Kayemeth Leisrael

Avery Dennison Israel

Astral Hotels Ltd.

Shekel Scales (2008) Ltd.

The Jewish Agency of Israel

Lease4U

Vegan Friendly

Bituach Haklai Insurance Company

Work highlights

  • Advising Clalit Health Services on IP issues, including licence agreements and project development.
  • Representing Evolution Water in its investment in, and joint venture with Mekorot.
  • Advising a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company in relation to a raft of commercial agreements, including the license to produce drugs.