Firm Profile > Shalev, Jencmen & Co > Hod Hasharon, Israel

Shalev, Jencmen & Co
AMY-C Building
24 Ha-Nagar St
Hod Hasharon
4527713
Israel

Intellectual property > Intellectual property: filing/prosecution

Despite only being established in 2017, Shalev, Jencmen & Co has quickly developed a thriving IP practice, which includes advising significant electronic companies such as Elbit on strategic planning, filing and prosecution. Avi Jencmen's background in the Israeli defence forces makes him a sought-after attorney for companies in the defence sector. Asaf Shalev's experience of working for a data storage start-up allows him to advise companies from across the hi-tech field on the protection of their inventions. The group's international expertise is also noteworthy, and several team members are qualified patent agents in the US, as well as Israel.

Practice head(s):

Avi Jencmen; Asaf Shalev

Other key lawyers:

Dan Davidson

Testimonials

‘We have been working with Adv.Shalev for a long time. They are very organized, bright, diligent, responsive and we know that their fees are very reasonable’

‘We recommend our clients to work with Asaf as we know that he is very service oriented and its guidance has proven itself time and time again. He responds immediately and is very efficiently’

‘Shalev Jencman are very professional and responsive patent attorneys. They can work directly with the professional teams brainstorm with them and guide them.’

‘I have worked both with Shalev and Jencman – and both of them are top patent attorneys. They and very responsive and their service is excellent. ’

‘The team at Shalev Jencmen & Co. are very knowledgeable and are always keeping up with new developments in the patent law, both in Israel and in the US. The level of services we received from the Shalev Jencmen & Co. was excellent, and they really demonstrated their professionalism and know-how when it came to patents. They have plenty of experience advising technology companies, from start-ups to established corporations, and their track record of building commercially relevant patent strategies is impressive. ’

‘Asaf Shalev and Avi Jencmen are real standouts. Both are extremely talented, but what really makes them stand out is their deep familiarity with the technology world. Both Asaf and Avi have worked in the industry, and they use their personal experience and understanding of technology to bridge the gap to clients, and speak on their terms, which makes working with them much more productive and pleasant. Beside their knowledge and experience, I really value the fact that as the firm’

‘Avi and Asaf are very professional. They learn very fast the subject matter to deal with, and try to get to the buttom of the invention with inventors. They conduct a very throught novelty search to verify the existing prior art. the patent draft is very clear and fluent describing throughly the invention subject matter. the patent claims are carefully crafted and the grant rate in very high and fast.’

‘Avi Jencmen has a unique point of view, and plenty of experience in the tech world, after years of working at Elbit Systems. He understands all the tech aspects, as well as the legal aspects of patents to a level that makes him, in my opinion, one of the best patent attorneys I know. He has a very quick grasp of things, and a very sharp mind, that always comes up with creative solutions to our problems. Asaf Shalev is also a great lawyer. His experience in both the tech world and the intellectual property world has given him an advantage over most IP lawyers. His tech savvy allows him to understand the technological side of patents better, which, like Avi, helps come up with the most creative and helpful solutions.’

Key clients

Elbit companies group

Cyberbit Ltd.

Tyto Care Ltd.

Antelliq

IEC (The Israel Electric Corporation)

Landa Corporation Ltd.

Ripples Ltd.

Glassbox Digital Ltd.

Context-Based 4 casting (C-B4) Ltd.

Cloud of Things Ltd.

Saferide Technologies Ltd.

Solomon SM Ltd.

Controlup technologies Ltd.

Tondo smart Ltd.

YAIRONIT Ltd.

Ride Vision Ltd.

Wonder Robotics Ltd.

Anzu Virtual Reality Ltd.

iX-Den Ltd.

Cytwist Ltd.

Edvo, Inc.

Uterian Ltd.

Polaris Solutions Ltd.

Bee3ee SRL

UST Global Ltd. & Cyberproof Inc.

Beyeonics Surgical

MobileX

MyselfFit

Nanofabrica Ltd.

TrafficGuard Services

Resight Ltd.

2ingis S.A.

Bcool SRL

Menarini Silicon Biosystems S.P.A

WaterView SRL

Leonardo S.P.A

ArcYtec

Eyenovation.Dc

G.P.P.S. (Cross Print)

High Technology Products

IDRRA Cyber

Shalev, Jencmen & Co. is one of the leading Intellectual Property Law Firms in Israel, led by its founders Adv. and Patent Agent (US) Avi Jencmen and Adv. and Patent Attorney Asaf Shalev. Both Avi and Asaf are highly regarded professionals having extensive experience in both the Intellectual Property field and the High-Tech industry, alongside scientific and legal degrees.

The Firm provides extensive legal services covering all aspects of Intellectual Property with an emphasis on patents, using comprehensive knowledge in various high-tech areas, including Software and Hardware, Cyber, AI, Internet, FinTech, Biotech, Medical Devices, Communications and more.

The Firm provides patent, trademarks and industrial design services from the initial stage of feasibility testing, through the collection and consolidation of information, and ending with the process of registering patents, trademarks and industrial designs in Israel and worldwide.

The Firm’s professionals have extensive experience in creating a full intellectual property strategy for building a professional and valuable patent portfolio for the Firm’s clients, while providing each client with personal attention and full availability.

Patent Strategy – The Firm’s professionals specialize in building a strategic plan by mapping the company’s innovation and identifying candidates for patent protection. Based on the strategic plan, the client receives actionable recommendations that account for the client’s goals and business needs.

Patent Prosecution Process – The patent attorneys in our Firm all have rich backgrounds in technology and practical industry experience, and are able to quickly extract relevant information from inventors, draft patent applications that provide a broad scope of protection, and accompany the examination process of the applications in synchronicity between all territories in which the applications are filed, until registration.

Prior Art Search – Using advanced data mining systems, our patent attorneys conduct prior art searches, and provide clients with detailed search reports, including an initial analysis of search results.

Due Diligence – Our extensive expertise and experience in the field of patents enables us to provide professional and extensive due diligence services, including an in-depth analysis of patent portfolios in preparation for investment agreements, acquisitions, mergers and other business activities.

Intellectual Property Commercialization – Companies often spend money on patent protection, yet do not generate revenue from their patents. In some cases, revenues can be generated from patents – by selling them or by selling licenses to use them. Our Firm helps companies explore these opportunities and realize the business potential behind patents.

Open Source – Open source licenses require both legal and technical understanding – an ability to analyze legal texts of the various licenses as well as technological understanding of different types of technical implementations. The Firm’s lawyers and patent attorneys have extensive experience in analyzing the various implementations and providing professional opinions on open source usage.

Trademarks – Trademark registration is an integral and essential part of creating, anchoring and protecting the trade name of a company or its products. The Firm provides trademark registration services to a wide variety of clients, including providing comprehensive consultation regarding trademark strategy and management, providing opinions regarding the registration eligibility of trademarks, preliminary searches, filing applications for registration in Israel and worldwide and handling oppositions.

Industrial Design – An Industrial Design provides protection over the external appearance of a product or part thereof (noting that a product can also be an electronic user interface). The external appearance of a product can be manifested by its shape, its color or the material the product is made of. An owner of a registered Industrial Design has the right to prevent third parties from manufacturing, selling or importing products that are copies of the protected Industrial Design, or that are substantially similar to the protected Industrial Design. The Firm’s team has extensive experience in registering Industrial Designs in Israel and abroad, as well as providing strategic consultation services which take into account the clients’ business needs.

In addition, the Firm offers preliminary search and due-diligence services and provides assistance in determining the likelihood and the profitability of registering the Industrial Design, on top of providing legal opinions and drafting agreements relating to Industrial Designs.

Department Name Email Telephone
Head Partner Asaf Shalev asaf@il-ip.com +972526703797
Head Partner Avi Jencmen avi@il-ip.com +972548163173
Photo Name Position Profile
Adv Alina Bar photo Adv Alina Bar
Adv Dan Davidson  photo Adv Dan Davidson
Adv Irene Ezratty-Farhi  photo Adv Irene Ezratty-Farhi
Adv Avi Jencmen  photo Adv Avi Jencmen Head Partner
Adv Asaf Shalev  photo Adv Asaf Shalev Head Partenr
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CLIENT: Joseph Korakin
COMPANY/FIRM: CyTwist
TESTIMONIAL:  Shalev, Jencmen & Co. is more than just legal counsel – they are my most trusted advisors, and it almost feels like they are private IP advisors. Their knowledge and expertise in the  IP and patents arena is very impressive, and they have the track record to back it up. That is why we fully trust and have complete confidence in Avi, Asaf and the team to always do what is best for us, and we are counting ourselves lucky to have them as our patent attorneys. We believe you have to put your money where your mouth is, and the fact we have filed during the last two years several patents and patent searches proves it.

CLIENT: Noam Omer
COMPANY/FIRM: UteriAN Ltd.
TESTIMONIAL: As the co-founder of a medical device company I was impressed by the professionalism of the team at Shalev, Jencmen & Co. Their expertise in identifying our IP opportunities, together with their genuine client-oriented approach makes our work sessions fruitful and highly efficient. Both Asaf and Avi have vast experience and knowledge in the worlds of patents and registration and hence were easily able to translate our ideas into strong claims that will benefit our business and intellectual property. During the entire process they are always available and are committed to the highest standards. They are amicable and take the time to explain and walk us through every step of the way. This makes Shalev, Jencmen & Co. an excellent IP legal team, I highly recommend them as patent attorneys.

CLIENT: Rimma Pugatsch Shendelzon
COMPANY/FIRM: Landa Digital Printing
TESTIMONIAL: Avi and Asaf initiated an IP harvesting process in our company, in order to identify registrable IP in fields that we put less focus on in the past. They provided a very professional input about how to make this process efficient and were very professional and cooperative.
During the meetings with our teams, Avi and Asaf were highly R&D-oriented, spoke “the same language” with the inventors, and successfully made all of them share the required information.
It is a great pleasure working with them as they are always responsive and client oriented, and there is no doubt that it is worth having a long term professional relationship with their firm.

EQUAL IS GREATER

Shalev, Jencmen & Co. is committed to the principles of diversity. We believe that differences of backgrounds, opinions, beliefs, cultures and characteristics add fresh points of view and creativity, and thus help improve the quality of our work. Therefore, our firm is committed to creating an inclusive and diverse workplace, and to recruiting and promoting diverse candidates.

Our commitment to diversity is apparent by the variety of backgrounds and types within our team. We maintain a gender balance between our male and female employees, we recruit patent attorneys of all ethnicities and backgrounds, regardless of religious affiliation, political opinion, or any other irrelevant aspect. In fact, several of our attorneys are immigrants from Russia, Canada, France, etc. Shalev, Jencmen & Co. strives to be as diverse as the clients we serve and the community in which we live and work, and guarantee our recruits and lawyers equal opportunity to achieve their full potential.

Shalev, Jencmen & Co. is not only committed to diversity within the firm, but as leaders in diversity we work to promote diversity in the community. This work has earned our firm and attorneys public recognition for their contribution to diversity. We take pride in our leadership role in this area, which reflects our commitment.

For us, diversity is not a burden but simply who we are.

As part of our commitment to diversity, Shalev, Jencmen & Co. shall:

  • Apply the principles of diversity in its recruiting process;
  • Create and maintain a respectful and cooperative work environment for all attorneys and staff;
  • Participate and create programs aimed at promoting diversity in the community;
  • Strive to ensure the retention and promotion of lawyers of diverse backgrounds; and
  • Ensure representation of different backgrounds and perspectives in the leadership level within the firm.

Asaf Shalev, Head Partner

Head partner Asaf Shalev discusses the firm and its future

What do you see as the main points that differentiate Shalev, Jencmen & Co. from your competitors?

One thing that sets Shalev, Jencmen & Co. apart is the fact that although the firm was established only three years ago, it is anything BUT novice. Our attorneys bring with them decades of experience working in the IP world, both in Israel and abroad, and every one of them is an expert in his or her field.

The fact that our attorneys have previously worked in the largest IP firms in Israel and abroad is strengthened by the unique fact that Avi and I have previously worked in the high tech world and thus have gained an intimate insider knowledge, which we now use to guide our clients through the complex maze of IP. This inside perspective is quite unique in the field, and gives our firm a tremendous advantage as counsel to companies at their starting stages, as well as to multinational corporations, for which we act as their long arm in their local R&D centers.

In addition, as client relations is part of our credo, we not only put a strong emphasis on responsiveness and availability, but we are also proactively staying in touch with our clients, and constantly seeking ways to help them benefit the most from their assets, even when they themselves don’t recognize it.

Which practices do you see growing in the next 12 months? What are the drivers behind that?

In the past few years, we have set our goals at acquiring a broad base of satisfied and loyal local clients, creating a wide network of professional relationships, and establishing our reputation as a leader in Israel’s intellectual property practice field. We have achieved these goals, and we are now setting our aims at international expansion.

In the next 12 months we intend to expand our global clientele by increasing our reach to global companies looking to do business in Israel. In order to achieve this, we are working on expanding our global professional networks, and increasing the firm’s global exposure. In addition, in expectation of an increased workload, we also intend to expand our team of professionals.

What’s the main change you’ve made in the firm that will benefit clients?

The main change the firm has made recently is the initiation of a Service Level Agreement (SLA). SLA is a commitment between the firm , as a service provider, and the client, which establishes the particular aspects of the services to be provided. SLA contains commitments on the firm’s part for maximum response time and other client-firm communication matters, scope of work and handling of the case, fees and other concerns clients may have.

Although these commitments may seem constricting, nevertheless, we are confident in our ability to provide our excellent legal services under these commitments for the benefit of our clients. Our clients benefit from the transparency, stability and peace of mind the SLA provides, by putting to paper and addressing all of their concerns. This process promises a smooth and straight forward relationship between the firm and its clients, which is demonstrated in our long roster of loyal clients.

Is technology changing the way you interact with your clients, and the services you can provide them?

With roots in the high-tech world, we always try to be at the front when it comes to technology. Our firm uses a case docketing system, which enables us to closely monitor all the cases our firm handles. For each client, the system is set according to the terms of the SLA, and enables us to keep a close watch on every case, and perform required actions in a timely manner.

In addition, the COVID-19 epidemic has created an unprecedented global situation, which allowed us to expand our use of technology for the benefit of our clients. In order to keep providing legal services to our clients, the firm is completely set to work remotely, and cater to our clients’ needs, whether it be video conferences, online applications, communication with the relevant authorities, etc.

As our firm is constantly involved in the world of technology and innovations, we never neglect to learn and improve our own technological capabilities.

Can you give us a practical example of how you have helped a client to add value to their business?

Shalev, Jencmen & Co. acts as the strategic intellectual property arm of a major global pharmaceutical corporation in Israel, and handles the corporation’s intellectual property matters in Israel through its subsidiary Antelliq. This relationship with such a major corporation benefits our other clients, as they enjoy a direct connection to one of the world’s biggest corporations. We have made plenty of such connections, and continue to do so, since this benefits all the parties.

In addition, we offer our clients a service called “Intellectual Property Mining”. This is a process in which our team meets with the development team, reviews their work, and sorts out all patentable inventions that the development team might have missed, since their knowledge of patents is limited. Thanks to the IP Mining process we are able to instantly increase a company’s patents portfolio, and to further develop the company’s patent strategy and IP commercialization plan. In the past year, we have performed the IP Mining process within more than twenty companies, which achieved great results.

Are clients looking for stability and strategic direction from their law firms – where do you see the firm in three years’ time?

With the planned continual growth of the firm’s client base, and our intended global expansion, in three years I see Shalev, Jencmen & Co. strengthening its position at the top of the IP practice field in Israel, becoming recognized as the best patent and trademark attorneys in the country. Concurrently, with the growth of our client base, and in order to improve the services rendered to them, I expect a significant growth in our professional team, by recruiting more experts in the IP practice field.

In addition, I foresee that in three years time, our global network of professional relationships would have expanded significantly, contributing to the expansion of our global clients base, promoting the global exposure of the firm, and launching it to the highest tiers of the global IP world.