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Pearl Cohen Zedek Latzer Baratz
Azrieli Sarona Tower, 121 Menachem Begin Road
53rd floor
Tel Aviv, 6701203
Israel
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Work Department

Zeev Pearl is a founder and the Managing Partner of the firm.

Position

Zeev’s multifaceted practice includes the representation of global companies protecting and enforcing their intellectual property and scouting for technologies in Israel, the representation of numerous Israel and Israel-related companies, from NASDAQ traded public companies to promising technology start-ups, as their primary IP counsel with respect to their intellectual property matters worldwide, and the representation of US-based and international clients before the USPTO.

Career

After completing his B.Sc. and M.Sc., including a thesis involving the application of analytical chemistry to archeology, Zeev worked on his Ph.D. thesis in physical chemistry involving the application of Magnetic Resonance Imaging to visualization of fluid mixing processes while completing his law degree. At the time he decided to focus his future practice on intellectual property and worked as an in-house IP counsel at Scitex Corporation, then one of Israel’s leading multinational companies. At Scitex, Zeev mastered a range of technologies in the fields of image and information processing and was involved in building and realizing the company’s long term patent, licensing and litigation strategies.

Languages

English & Hebrew

Memberships

LES  – Licensing Executives Society
AIPPI – International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property
INTA – International Tredmark Association 

Education

Tel Aviv University School of Law, LL.B, 1992
Weizmann Institute of Science, M.Sc. Chemistry, 1989
Hebrew University in Jerusalem, B.Sc. Chemistry and Geology, 1986

Lawyer Rankings

Israel > Hi-tech and start-ups

One of the few Israeli firms with an international office network, Pearl Cohen Zedek Latzer Baratz is well placed to advise clients across the hi-tech sector on corporate, M&A and intellectual property matters. Zeev Pearl, whose practice is split between Israel and New York, regularly advises multinational clients on the enforcement and protection of intellectual property rights and scouting for technologies in Israel. Guy Lachmann and Atir Jaffe are both experienced in acting for emerging growth companies and their investors, advising clients from the very early stages of their development through to exit transactions.

Israel > Healthcare and life sciences

Pearl Cohen Zedek Latzer Baratz is well known for handling contentious and non-contentious patent matters. The group also specialises in advising clients across the spectrum of life sciences on corporate transactions and employment issues. Zeev Pearl has over two decades of experience advising clients on IP issues, including portfolio development, licensing and litigation. Mark Cohen is an expert in patent prosecution regarding pharmaceuticals, medical devices and biotech. Yael Baratz is often instructed by clients to handle cross-border M&A transactions.

Israel > Intellectual property > Intellectual property: filing/prosecution

(Leading individuals: Intellectual property: filing and prosecution: patents)

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Pearl Cohen Zedek Latzer Baratz provides a first-class service in all areas of IP, working with recognisable clients from the retail, hi-tech and pharmaceutical industries on the protection of their inventions, designs and branding. Complex prosecution is a particular specialism; the firm files petitions to cancel the allowance of a patent application by client’s competitors. Managing partner Zeev Pearl focuses on patents, primarily in the information technology, energy and pharmaceutical sectors. On the trade marks side, Dor Cohen Zedek manages the worldwide portfolios of domestic and international clients. Mark Cohen is recommended for life sciences work.

Israel > Intellectual property > Intellectual property: disputes

Pearl Cohen Zedek Latzer Baratz‘s IP department is one of the busiest in Israel. Its caseload spans all areas of IP and it acts for clients in proceedings before both the IPTO and the courts. Practice head Yossi Markovich is one of the jurisdiction’s most active trade mark litigators, representing a plethora of recognisable brands in opposition proceedings, as well as in criminal cases regarding counterfeit goods. Zeev Pearl one of the firm’s founders, focusing on patent disputes in the IT, energy and medical sectors.

Israel > Intellectual property > Intellectual property: commercial/transactions

With offices in the US and UK, Pearl Cohen Zedek Latzer Baratz is able to advise on cross border licensing transactions (most notably in the telecoms and pharmaceutical sectors), as well as the IP elements of M&A transactions. Zeev Pearl, who is one of the firm’s founders, works with global companies on the IP aspects of their operations in Israel. Fellow founder Mark Cohen leads the life sciences group and splits his practice between Tel Aviv and New York. Yael Baratz represents the technology transfer companies of academic research institutions.