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Luthi & Co (CDS-LUTHI Group)
Amot Tower
2 Weizmann St.,
Tel Aviv 6423902

Intellectual property > Intellectual property: disputes Tier 1

In October 2022, Luthi & Co joined forces with Cohn, de Vries, Stadler & Co. to form CDS-LUTHI Group. Its IP disputes team, known as Luthi & Co (CDS-LUTHI Group), builds on Luthi & Co’s already ‘knowledgeable and creative’ team, enabling the firm to offer a comprehensive service in all areas of IP litigation. The group consistently acts for companies within the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and aerospace industries, with Richard Luthi bringing extensive experience in handling cross-border disputes concerning IP matters. Daniel Lerner has vast expertise on major patent cases, while Martin Binnes is an expert on matters relating to the pharmaceutical industry. Associates Rotem Cohen and Eliran Hadad are also noted.

Practice head(s):


‘It is extremely experienced and knowledgeable, creative and cooperative team.’

‘I interacted with Richard Luthi and Rotem Cohen. They were very responsive, creative and worked hard and patiently with us and with the other side, trying to get to a win-win solution. They put a lot of work and got us a very good solution.’

‘Probably the best IP litigators in Israel, provide in-depth and thorough handling of the cases I\’ve been through. That includes deep understanding of the underlying technology, outstanding strategy, and diligent legal execution.’

‘I’ve worked closely with Richard Luthi on numerous patent cases, both in Israel and abroad, and I continue to be impressed with his ongoing personal involvement and outstanding legal leadership. That is even in comparison to peers abroad.’

Key clients

Edwards Lifesciences

Johnson & Johnson

Equashield Medical Ltd

Cannbit Pharmaceuticals



IC Cosmetics

Beigene Pharmaceuticals

DryGair Energies Ltd.

Israel Aerospace Industries

The State of Israel- Ministry of Defense

Bitpanda GmbH

Willi-Food International

Vivo Mobile

Bank Leumi LeIsrael

Shire Plc

Savion Municipality

Anima Biotech

Strauss Group

Biofidelity Ltd

Celio France

Flamagas S.A.

Keren Grinspoon (cc)

Peanuts Worldwide

Work highlights

  • Representing Johnson & Johnson in proceeding for defending its patent which protects its successful drug for the treatment of Schizophrenia (Trevicta) against an opposition filed by Teva– This is part of a multi-jurisdictional dispute between J&J and Teva.
  • Representing Strauss Water Ltd. in several trademark opposition cases against trademark applications filed by Primo Water Holdings UK Limited to protect Strauss Water’s renowned brand “PRIMO”, one of Israel’s most successful brands for water dispensers in Israel.
  • Representing Equashield Medical Ltd, a successful medical device company, in a complex dispute against Teva Medical (a subsidiary of Teva) and Simplivia Healthcare Ltd, who claimed infringement of their patents by Equashield’s medical devices designed to protect the health of medical personnel.

Luthi & Co. — is a boutique law firm, established in 1986 by Richard Luthi, which specializes in intellectual property litigation: patents, designs, copyright, trademarks, passing-off, trade secrets, etc. While the firm’s expertise encompasses all areas of intellectual property litigation, it is particularly renowned both in Israel and abroad for its patent litigation practice. The litigation group is headed by Richard Luthi, considered by many to be Israel’s leading patent litigator.

With over 35 years of experience, our firm has been involved in many of the most important intellectual property cases in Israel and has been instrumental in establishing Israeli Intellectual Property jurisprudence.

Our expertise in handling complex IP cases also benefits from the fact that, in addition to law degrees, many members of our team also hold scientific degrees in pharmaceutics, biology, physics etc., as well as advanced business degrees.

Our firm is also frequently retained to assist and advise clients on intellectual property litigation outside Israel.

Our clients include many major multinational and domestic companies in the fields of pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, aerospace, communications and high-tech, as well as traditional technology companies such as consumer product manufacturers as well as other companies. The firm also frequently represents start-up companies and individual inventors.

The firm is continuously ranked as a top-tier Intellectual Property firm by the major global law firm ranking organizations such as The Legal 500, Chambers, Managing Intellectual Property and D&B, and has on numerous occasions won awards such as IP Law Firm of the Year. Richard Luthi is personally ranked as a top-rated intellectual property litigator.

In October 2022, Luthi & Co. formed a new IP Group jointly with the leading patent attorney firm Cohn, de Vries, Stadler & Co. (“CDS”), which is called CDS-LUTHI, that offers both litigation and prosecution services of the highest quality.

Following the establishment of the CDS-LUTHI IP Group, Luthi & Co. is the litigation department of the Group and CDS is the prosecution department of the Group.

Together, the Group is able to offer both litigation and prosecution services of the highest quality.

Department Name Email Telephone
Luthi & Co. Richard Luthi +97236952268
Luthi & Co. Daniel Lerner +97236952268
Photo Name Position Profile
Rotem Cohen photo Adv Rotem Cohen Associate
Daniel Lerner photo Adv Daniel Lerner Partner
Richard Luthi photo Adv Richard Luthi Managing Partner
Number of lawyers : 10