Firm Profile > Liad Whatstein & Co. Law Office > Tel Aviv, Israel

Liad Whatstein & Co. Law Office
30 HAARBA'A ST
SOUTH TOWER
TEL AVIV 6473926
Israel

Intellectual property: disputes Tier 1

Liad Whatstein & Co. Law Office, which has a strong track record in cross-border IP litigation, is 'simply superior to others'. It represents multinational clients from a variety of sectors in many of the most high-profile disputes relating to brand protection and counterfeit goods. Patent disputes are where the team really shines; both name partner Liad Whatstein, who established the practice in 2014 (having previously led the disputes practice at Dr Shlomo Cohen & Co Law Office), and Amira Mangelus represent some of the world's largest pharmaceutical companies in disputes in the life sciences sector.

Practice head(s):

Liad Whatstein; Amira Mangelus

Testimonials

‘The go-to firm in Israel for complex IP disputes on behalf of major international corporations. They are thorough, precise and creative and have unrivalled experience. They are known to be aggressive litigators but they are also very practical and know how to resolve conflicts efficiently and promptly. They understand the client’

‘Liad is the absolute best. ’

‘Simply superior to others’

‘I have worked with the lead members of this firm in connection with patent enforcement and defence situations since the mid-2000s, both in connection with small molecules (i.e., synthetic organic compounds) and biosimilars, whenever I have had any such issues in Israel. They have excellent legal knowledge, and provide very detailed and insightful advice about patent status, scope, validity, and recommended actions. They are very personable and very smart, dedicated attorneys. They respond promptly, and have broad business acumen and industry knowledge of the pharmaceutical sector, not only in Israel, but outside of Israel as well. They follow the law in various jurisdictions, and attend global meetings and also send out timely summaries of relevant new legal developments in Israel. They work very well with attorneys from other countries, and at times my outside counsel in from the U.S. or elsewhere have asked for permission to reach out to them to discuss cases. Their advice is clear and thorough, which enables me to in turn convey that advice to my company’

‘I work with Liad Whatstein and Amira Mangelus. They are incredible attorneys, for the reason that I mentioned above, but also personally interesting, very easy and enjoyable to work with, and highly esteemed by my outside attorneys in other countries. ’

‘Professional, serious, very competent, very attentive’

‘Mr. Liad Whatstein is a very prepared attorney. extremely attentive to our company needs keeping an eye also on the expenses. high quality of services.’

Key clients

Novartis

Merck

Takeda

Pfizer

The State of Israel

Sony

Viacom

LVMH

Sanofi

Disney

Volvo

Hearst Corporation

Fruit of the Loom

Eli Lilly

Leo Pharma

Bacardi

CROCS

Ralph Lauren

Kipling

Tory Burch

Paramount Pictures Corporation

Pharma Israel

The H.D. Lee Company

Wrangler Apparel Corp.

The North Face Apparel Corp.

Jansport Apparel Corp.

Nautica

Hyundai

Renault

VANS

Regeneron

Purdue/MundiPharma

Lundbeck

eBay

Juul

Abbott

Kanye West

Brown Forman (Jack Daniel’s)

Spin Master

Moose Toys

Elbit Systems

Finchimica

Olaplex

Novo Nordisk

InterMune

ASSA ABLOY

NBC Universal

20th Century Fox

Marvel

Balenciaga

Dr. Fischer Pharmaceuticals

Altra

Triumph Motorcycles

University of Iowa Research Foundation

Prudential plc

Fleurop-Interflora

Homag Group AG

Immunogen Inc.

Advanced Accelerator Applications (a Novartis Corporation)

Healthcare and life sciences Tier 2

Liad Whatstein & Co. Law Office specialises in IP law, which makes it a natural first choice for many healthcare and life sciences clients operating in Israel. The team is often involved in IP disputes and frequently guides clients through the regulatory regime applicable to their activities, including drug registration and pharmaceutical advertising. Recently, the firm acted for the state of Israel in major IP disputes involving life sciences and healthcare companies. 'Great trial lawyer' Liad Whatstein is highly regarded by clients involved in complex litigation involving life sciences issues and broader regulatory matters. Amira Mangelus is a key name for patent litigation.

Practice head(s):

Liad Whatstein; Amira Mangelus

Testimonials

‘Liad Whatstein is the best in Israel, and he has gathered brilliant people around him.’ 

‘Liad is a great trial lawyer: masters the facts, masters the law.’ 

‘Very high level of diligence and knowledge of the patent system in Israel. Easy to work with. Very aggressive at the appropriate time.’

‘I work with Liad Whatstein and Amira Mangelus. They are incredible attorneys, for the reason that I mentioned above, but also personally interesting, very easy and enjoyable to work with, and highly esteemed by my outside attorneys in other countries. ’

‘Liad and his team excel in translating the scientific and technological aspects of the matter into legal terms. They have broad-based understanding of science and technology subjects and their implications in a legal context.’

Key clients

Novartis

Merck

Pfizer

The State of Israel

Sanofi

Eli Lilly

Leo Pharma

Pharma Israel

Regeneron

Purdue/MundiPharma

Lundbeck

Abbott

Dr. Fischer Pharmaceuticals

Novo Nordisk

BMS

Alkermes

Genzyme

Takeda

Advanced Accelerators Applications

InterMune

Intellectual property: filing/prosecution

At IP boutique Liad Whatstein & Co. Law Office, the filing practice complements the firm's first-class litigation work. The team assists clients from the life sciences, defence and telecoms sectors with the drafting and prosecution of patent applications, and also works with global fashion brands, beverage companies and cosmetics companies on the management of their trade mark portfolios. Name partner Liad Whatstein, who is widely regarded as a top litigator, also advises on patent term extensions. At associate level, Ofir Livnat is recommended for complex trade mark prosecution.

Practice head(s):

Liad Whatstein; Amira Mangelus

Other key lawyers:

Anna Franco; Ofir Livnat

Key clients

Novartis

Merck

Takeda

Pfizer

The State of Israel

Sony

Viacom

LVMH

Sanofi

Disney

Volvo

Hearst Corporation

Fruit of the Loom

Eli Lilly

Leo Pharma

Bacardi

CROCS

Ralph Lauren

Kipling

Tory Burch

Paramount Pictures Corporation

Pharma Israel

The H.D. Lee Company

Wrangler Apparel Corp.

The North Face Apparel Corp.

Jansport Apparel Corp.

Nautica

Hyundai

Renault

VANS

Regeneron

Purdue/MundiPharma

Lundbeck

eBay

Juul

Abbott

Kanye West

Brown Forman (Jack Daniel’s)

Spin Master

Moose Toys

Elbit

Finchimica

Liqwd

Novo Nordisk

InterMune

ASSA ABLOY

NBC Universal

20th Century Fox

Marvel

Balenciaga

Dr. Fischer Pharmaceuticals

Altra

Triumph Motorcycles

University of Iowa Research Foundation

Prudential plc

Fleurop-Interflora

Homag Group AG

Immunogen Inc.

Advanced Accelerator Applications (a Novartis Corporation)

Axcella Health Inc.

Olaplex, Inc.

The firm: The firm is headed by Liad Whatstein who is broadly recognized as Israel’s top IP litigator and has been practicing IP law for almost 30 years. The firm has been involved in Israel’s highest profile IP disputes including in precedent setting hearings at the Supreme Court. The firm among others acts for most major international innovative pharmaceutical companies in complex patent disputes and is often engaged by patentees to assist in developing strategy for multi-jurisdictional litigation. In addition, the firm is extensively involved in patent litigation in connection with defense related technologies and computer hardware and software. The lawyers at the firm are well-known for their technological competence and their skill to formulate complex technological and legal arguments in simple and understandable terms. The senior position of the firm is further demonstrated by the fact that the State of Israel elected the firm to represent the State in its high-profile patent disputes.

In addition to patent work, the firm has a very strong soft IP and anti-counterfeiting practice. The firm acts for many of the international brand owners including international media companies, spirits manufacturers, cosmetics companies, luxury brand owners in the fashion and perfume industry, international automotive companies, football clubs and many others. The firm is conducting anti-counterfeiting campaigns on behalf of its clients and has excellent working relationship with the enforcement agencies. The firm has also been involved in precedent setting trademark and copyright proceedings which had significant impact on how IP law developed in Israel.

The firm also has a very strong patent and trademark prosecution practice. The firm leverages its contentious experience to obtain strong and enforceable patents and manages the patent portfolios of major international pharmaceutical clients. In addition, numerous innovative pharma clients assign to the firm the prosecution of strategic patent families as well as the prosecution of petitions for Patent Terms Extensions which is a field in which the firm has unique expertise.

Areas of practice: Liad Whatstein & Co. is Israel’s go to firm for complex patent disputes and oppositions. The firm has been acting for many of the large innovative pharmaceutical companies in disputes and opposition proceedings which require strong scientific background. The firm has among others developed novel arguments which have been used in litigation worldwide, orchestrated complex experiments to support the arguments and utilized cutting edge analytical techniques to win cases. The firm also has extensive experience and strong capabilities in biologicals and biosimilar litigation and has been involved in most major cases in Israel. The firm is also extensively involved in litigation and opposition proceedings in defense related technologies.

The firm is also acting for large international brand owners in trademark and copyright litigation and is orchestrating major anti-counterfeiting campaigns for its clients.

In addition to its contentious practice, the firm manages trademark and patent portfolios for its international clients. The firm leverages its unrivalled contentious experience to develop creative patent prosecution strategies which result in strong enforceable patents. In addition, the firm assists its clients in drafting and negotiating license, distribution and franchise agreements.

Department Name Email Telephone
Patent Litigation Liad Whatstein lwhatstein@liadwhatstein.com +972 73 7880882
Trademark and Copyright Litigation Liad Whatstein lwhatstein@liadwhatstein.com +972 73 7880882
Patent Filing & Prosecution Amira Mangelus amangelus@liadwhatstein.com +972 73 7880882
Trademark Filing & Prosecution Liad Whatstein lwhatstein@liadwhatstein.com +972 73 7880882
Anti-Counterfeiting Liad Whatstein lwhatstein@liadwhatstein.com +972 73 7880882
Pharmaceuticals & Health Care Liad Whatstein lwhatstein@liadwhatstein.com +972 73 7880882
Regulatory Advice Liad Whatstein lwhatstein@liadwhatstein.com +972 73 7880882
Photo Name Position Profile
 Liad ‎ Whatstein  photo Liad ‎ Whatstein Founding Partner
 Noa Beno  photo Noa Beno Attorney
 Elisheva Blecher  photo Elisheva Blecher Patent Attorney
 Lauren Brooks  photo Lauren Brooks U.S. Attorney
Dr Gershon Finesilver  photo Dr Gershon Finesilver Patent Attorney
 Anna Franco  photo Anna Franco Attorney
 Adi Karton  photo Adi Karton Attorney
 Ofir Livnat  photo Ofir Livnat Attorney
 Amira Mangelus photo Amira Mangelus Partner
 Matti Michel  photo Matti Michel Partner
 Ido Sasson  photo Ido Sasson Attorney
 Oren Weiner  photo Oren Weiner Attorney
 Tali Wolf  photo Tali Wolf Attorney
Total number of lawyers : 14
English
Hebrew
French
Arabic
AIPPI (The International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property)
International Trade Mark Association (INTA)

Diversity is part of the firm culture at Liad Whatstein & Co. Our attorneys and administrative staff come from diversified backgrounds and we are committed to hiring minorities and LGBTQ attorneys. The firm’s success and growth are the benefits of our diversified work force and the different cultural backgrounds of the members of the team. The firm is also actively involved in pro bono work, assisting in particular artists who cannot afford to pay for legal representation. We have created life-long relationships by assisting some of Israel’s best-known artists and writers. We are proud that we can leverage our experience to help protect the creative output of such talented people.  


TESTIMONIAL:  “Liad Whatstein & Co is the prime address in the region for major innovative pharmaceutical companies needing support on contentious matters… Liad Whatstein is a truly outstanding litigator – dedicated, intelligent, strategic, experienced, hardworking and responsive. He has great technical understanding – and his ability to communicate complex scientific concepts in simple language is remarkable… There is simply no better lawyer in the country”


TESTIMONIAL:  “The level of service provided at Liad Whatstein & Co. is among the highest of any firm in Israel”


TESTIMONIAL:  “Liad Whatstein & Co. manages IP portfolios and crafts complex prosecution strategies for some of the largest tech and life sciences companies operating in Israel”


TESTIMONIAL:  “For “superb enforcement services” brand owners need look no further than the “extremely impressive IP practice” at Liad Whatstein & Co… state-of-the-art, pioneering firm”


TESTIMONIAL:  “There is no better IP lawyer in Israel”


TESTIMONIAL:  “Absolutely top-quality”


TESTIMONIAL:  “Liad Whatstein acts for heavyweight pharmaceuticals industry clients, in addition to several luxury goods, media and entertainment brand owners”


TESTIMONIAL:  “Impressive reputation for its ability to handle complex litigation for leading names in the pharmaceutical industry”


TESTIMONIAL:  “Liad Whatstein knows the law and the system and is very creative in his approaches”


TESTIMONIAL:  “The “pre-eminent” Liad Whatstein & Co has become a prime pick for innovators in the pharmaceuticals and defence industries”


TESTIMONIAL:  “Having worked in intellectual property for over 20 years, Liad Whatstein has a sound commercial reasoning that allows him to stand out, not only as a heavyweight litigator, but also and most notably as a business partner – one who is willing to walk the extra mile and think and act outside the box”


TESTIMONIAL:  “Liad Whatstein & Co has been a breath of fresh air on the Israeli IP landscape”


TESTIMONIAL:  “Liad Whatstein is a standout patent litigator”


TESTIMONIAL:  “They are very good at problem solving – they take trouble away from clients”


TESTIMONIAL:  “Liad Whatstein & Co. has established itself as a “contentious powerhouse” that relishes the cut and thrust of the knottiest spats”


TESTIMONIAL:  “Founding partner Liad Whatstein is a crack litigator who has seen almost everything that there is to see”