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

Intellectual property > Intellectual property: disputes Tier 1

Created in October 2022 by the merger of Luthi & Co and Cohn, de Vries, Stadler & Co., Luthi & Co (CDS-LUTHI Group) displays significant expertise in complex IP disputes, most notably in the pharmaceutical, biotechnology and aerospace sectors. Practice head Richard Luthi brings 40 years of experience in major IP disputes, and Daniel Lerner is noted for representing multinational companies such as Biogen and Johnson & Johnson in complex patent disputes. Martin Binnes focuses on the pharmaceutical industry, while Rotem Cohen advises educational institutions on copyright matters.

Practice head(s):

Richard Luthi

Other key lawyers:


‘A firm of intellectual property lawyers with decades of experience and a proven track record.’

‘Richard Luthi is one of the best, if not the best, IP lawyers in Israel.’

‘Excellent legal/contentious skills and now excellent patent filing skills (the CDS part).’

‘Daniel Lerner provides reliable, quality legal advice in patent matters.’

‘Ilan Cohn is an experienced patent attorney with excellent knowledge.’

Key clients

Rafael Advanced Defense Systems

Johnson & Johnson

Carolina Lemke Ltd.

Israel Aerospace Industries

Strauss Group

Equashield Medical Ltd

Global Standard gemeinnützige GmbH

Bank Leumi LeIsrael

Zhejiang Geely Holding Group Co., Ltd.

Top Ten Accessories Ltd.

Cannbit Pharmaceuticals

Keysee Software

Anima Biotech

Vivo Mobile

ICY Cosmetics Distribution Ltd.

Biogen MA Inc.

Work highlights

  • Represented Rafael Advanced Defense Systems in an opposition to a patent application filed by Elbit Systems regarding a multichannel radio communication device.
  • Represented Johnson & Johnson in proceedings to defend its patent which protects its successful drug for the treatment of Schizophrenia (Xeplion) against an opposition filed by Teva.
  • Represented Keysee Software and its owner in patent disputes against Ability Inc. relating to technology in the field of encryption and cryptography.

Intellectual property > Intellectual property: commercial/transactions

Created in October 2022 through the merger of Luthi & Co and Cohn, de Vries, Stadler & Co. (CDS), Luthi & Co (CDS-LUTHI Group) is noted for handling a range of collaborative agreements and licensing transactions, most notably on behalf of innovative pharmaceutical and biotech companies.

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