Cohn, de Vries, Stadler & Co (CDS-LUTHI Group) > Tel Aviv, Israel > Firm Profile

Cohn, de Vries, Stadler & Co (CDS-LUTHI Group)
Ziv Towers, Tower D
24 Raoul Wallenberg St.
Tel Aviv 6971924

Intellectual property > Intellectual property: filing/prosecution Tier 1

Cohn, de Vries, Stadler & Co (CDS-LUTHI Group) is ‘very cohesive, available and synchronised’, covering the prosecution and filing of patents across a multitude of industries, as well as representing clients before domestic and international patent and trade mark offices. Ilan Cohn has 36 years’ experience on IP strategy and turning IP rights into value-generating assets. Svetlana Stadler is an expert on portfolio management and strategic counselling, while David De Vries focuses on drafting patent and design applications, and related prosecutions.

Practice head(s):

Ilan Cohn; David de Vries; Svetlana Stadler

Other key lawyers:

Myriam Schnur; Edith Sokol; Inna Novikova; Zvi Jacobson; Sa’ar Alon; Mirit Lotan; Lior Cohn; Erin Sherf


‘Key capabilities – deep understanding of technology and physics, enabling quick and accurate patent writing. Understanding of patent methodology, interaction with patent offices.’

‘The team is diverse and that’s a great advantage in patents strategy, they provide a wide umbrella of services and paralegal works, they never miss a document and provide an amazing patents search service.’

‘For my mechanical patents I always choose CDS and David De Vries and Lior Cohen especially because of their fast and precise understanding in mechanics and physics from one hand and patents strategy from the other hand.’

‘The company team we work with is very cohesive, available and synchronized in all activities. The staff is very professional, dedicates their time and is dedicated to our goals as a client. The staff is very responsible and looks after our interests. Working with the team is very pleasant in all aspects.’

‘The senior partner, Svetlana, is one of the most brilliant, diligent, dedicated and professional people I have met in general and specifically in this field. She has vast experience and knowledge and quickly knows how to focus and optimize the work. She is very generous and gives us a safe and complete feeling that we are in the best hands.’

‘The CDS Team is highly client-focused, with an unparalleled wealth of expertise in the Israeli IP scene.’

‘The team is great, offers a huge variety of backgrounds that can fulfil all of our needs. Gave us a great service, very efficient, responsive and great inter-personal values.’

‘I had an excellent experience with the professionality in ‘patent writing’ in this company. Also, the administrative aspects were always taken care very efficiently. The only difficulty I encountered was with limited availability during some periods.’

The firm: Cohn, de Vries, Stadler & Co (CDS)  is a modern and dynamic firm that was recently established by eight former leading partners from a leading Israeli IP services firm , including such with international renown and ranking in the most highly regarded professional directories – among them Chambers and Partners, The Legal 500, IAM 1000, IAM 300 Strategy, IAM 300 Global Leaders and Who’s Who Legal. These partners, together with the other attorneys who joined them in forming the firm, bring together, under one roof, many decades of professional experience in providing high-quality IP services, in a state-of-the-art set-up.

The professional team includes twelve patent attorneys, three attorneys at law and a large additional professional staff.

In October 2022, CDS formed CDS-LUTHI – a multifaceted intellectual property group – together with Israel’s leading IP law firm Luthi & Co.

CDS is the Group’s IP procurement arm, while Luthi & Co. is its legal arm.

Expertise: The firm’s professional IP expertise, technical knowledge and business vision spans a wide range of IP disciplines, markets, industries and technologies. The professionals include patent attorneys with a broad range of technological backgrounds, attorneys at law and others. The technology backgrounds of the patent attorneys include physics, mechanical engineering, electrical and electronic engineering, chemistry, chemical engineering, biotechnology, computer sciences and others. In addition to patents, the firm’s professional team has proven expertise in other IP disciplines, including designs and trademarks.

The firm serves clients from a range of industries, including agritech, foodtech, life sciences, digital health, medical devices and equipment, pharmaceuticals, chemistry, cleantech, consumer products, manufacturing processes, water technologies, renewable energy, military technologies, mechanical engineering, automotive, aviation, space, construction and engineering, manufacturing technologies, packaging, electronic devices, semiconductors, optics, electro-optics, laser systems, imaging, digital printing, communications, computer science, electronics, telecommunications, information storage, information security, artificial intelligence and machine learning, big data, material sciences, electrical and electronic engineering, MEMS, and more.
The firm also assists clients in monetizing their IP assets in licensing, selling and/or enforcing their IP rights.

Holistic approach: With such expertise, CDS is well positioned to provide its clients with a holistic approach to IP services that is tailored to meet the needs of the clients’ business and business development strategy, taking into consideration the competitive landscape, state of technological development, business model and other factors to maximize value.

CDS is a one-stop professional service provider to knowledge and IP-based enterprises for building and growing value and revenue-generating IP assets. The firm combines many decades of expertise of leading IP professionals from a very wide range of IP disciplines to offer a full gamut of IP services, from in-depth analysis of a patent landscape, expert advice on how to better protect knowledge and ideas through, to the build-up of high-tier value-generating portfolios of patents and other IP assets.
The firm strives to foster a true partnership with its clients and, through its flexible and creative approach to intellectual property, enable them to achieve their goals, expand their business, and protect and profit from their IP assets.

Services: The firm offers a wide range of services that includes IP strategy consulting, IP due diligence, patentability studies, freedom-to-operate studies, invention mining, M&A consulting, commercialization and IP licensing.
These professional services are on top of servicing clients in drafting, filing and prosecution of patent applications worldwide, filing and prosecuting design and trademark applications, as well as maintenance of IP rights. The firm’s staff is highly experienced in assisting clients in procuring and maintaining IP rights throughout the world and in representing foreign clients before the Israeli Patent Office.

Clients: Since its inception, CDS has provided intellectual property services to hundreds of loyal clients who chose to follow the founding partners to the new firm and engage the firm to handle all their IP matters. These loyal clients were joined by several tens of new clients that engaged the firm for handling their IP matters.
The firm’s clients include emerging, technology-based start-ups, mature companies, technology incubators, institutional and angel investors, multinational corporations and academic institutes.

Department Name Email Telephone
Patents Dr. Ilan Cohn +972 – (0)73-3989000
Patents David de Vries +972 – (0)73-3989000
Patents Svetlana Stadler +972 – (0)73-3989000
Patents Myriam Schnur +972 – (0)73-3989000
Patents Edith Sokol +972 – (0)73-3989000
Patents Inna Novikova +972 – (0)73-3989000
Patents Zvi Jacobson +972 – (0)73-3989000
Designs, Trademarks Sa’ar Alon +972 – (0)73-3989000
Patents Dr. Mirit Lotan +972 – (0)73-3989000
Designs, Trademarks Erin Sherf +972 – (0)73-3989000
Patents Lior Cohn +972 – (0)73-3989000
Patents Igor Lajanski +972 – (0)73-3989000
Patents Alon Gan +972 – (0)73-3989000
Internal Auditor Iris Monis +972 – (0)73-3989000
Patents Gershon Sheffield +972 – (0)73-3989000
Photo Name Position Profile
Sa Sa"ar Alon Founding Partner, Advocate. Professional Expertise IP Strategic Counseling, Product and Brand Protection,…
Lior Cohn photo Lior Cohn Founding Partner, COO, Patent Attorney. Professional Expertise Patent Portfolio Management, IP Strategic…
Ilan Cohn photo Dr Ilan Cohn Founding Partner, Patent Attorney. Professional Expertise IP Strategic Counseling, IP Transactions &…
David De Vries photo David De Vries Founding Partner, Patent Attorney. Professional Expertise Patents, Designs, IP Due Diligence, IP…
Alon Gan photo Alon Gan Patent Attorney, Associate
Zvi Jacobson photo Zvi Jacobson Founding Partner, Patent Attorney. Technologies Electrical Engineering, Medical Devices, Electronic Devices, Renewable…
Igor Lajanski photo Igor Lajanski Patent Attorney Professional Expertise Patents (drafting and prosecution world-wide), Patentability Studies, Freedom…
Mirit Lotan photo Dr Mirit Lotan Founding Partner, Patent Attorney. Professional Expertise Patents, IP Strategic Counseling, IP Due…
Iris Monis photo Iris Monis Internal Auditor Advocate, CPA ISR
Inna Novikova photo Inna Novikova Of counsel, Patent Attorney. Professional Expertise IP Strategic Counseling, IP Audit, IP…
Myriam Schnur photo Myriam Schnur Founding Partner, Patent Attorney. Professional Expertise IP Strategic Counseling, Patents, IP Due…
Gershon  Sheffield photo Gershon Sheffield Patent Attorney, Associate
Erin Sherf photo Erin Sherf Advocate Professional Expertise Designs, Trademarks Technologies Consumer Products, Packaging (PackTech), Automotive, Aviation,…
Edith Sokol photo Edith Sokol Founding Partner, Patent Attorney. Professional Expertise IP Strategic Counseling, Patents, IP Portfolio…
Svetlana Stadler photo Svetlana Stadler Founding Partnerת Patent Attorney. Professional Expertise IP Strategic Counseling, IP Due Diligence,…