The Ehrlich Group houses more than 120 highly experienced IP professionals. The group provides clients with a complete range of services, from filing and registering a large raft of patents, trademarks and designs, to protecting copyrights and plant breeders’ rights, defending any IP infringement in court and representing all parties to IP litigation. By combining the patent agents and patent attorneys of Ehrlich & Fenster with the litigators of boutique IP law firm Ehrlich, Neubauer & Melzer, the Ehrlich Group is able to service all of its clients’ needs.
The Ehrlich Group has experienced a landmark year after substantially expanding its client offering, following the formation of Ehrlich, Neubauer & Melzer at the start of 2017. The law firm was founded in order to meet the legal needs of the clients of the Ehrlich Group in the field of intellectual property.
Ehrlich & Fenster, of the Ehrlich Group, is an international leading patent attorney firm based in Israel, offering premier expertise in all matters concerning the protection and prosecution of intellectual property.
We take pride in providing services, not only in Israel, but also in the United States before the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). We work with many major international corporations, including IBM and Microsoft, as well as first-tier IP firms from Germany, the United Kingdom, Korea, India, Spain, Portugal, Italy and China.
At Ehrlich & Fenster we appreciate the intricacy of interdisciplinary issues. Our legal team, which comprises over 50 jurists, attorneys at law, patent attorneys, technical advisers and renowned experts, many of whom are holders of a master’s or PhD, learns continually and keeps abreast of new tactics, international issues and technological and research developments that emerge daily in all disciplines of high technology.
We are well versed in the rules of the IP game; our strategic edge lies particularly in our ability to pinpoint the single technology or set of core technologies hidden in the labyrinth of development work or behind a discovery. Having helped our clients to isolate these assets, we then analyse and evaluate the proprietary extras that provide the winning edge. Bearing our clients’ future goals in mind at all times, we assess potential opportunities and directions in which to further develop these assets.
During 2015 IVC Research Centre examined the impact that owning a patent has on a start-up’s success and found, among other things, that filing a patent application through Ehrlich & Fenster increased the chance for exit by 21%, increased the chance to raise funds by 58% and increased the amount of funds raised by 52%.
Every year, the firm files thousands of patent applications for Israeli and international clients, justifying its recognition as the top Patent Cooperation Treaty filing firm in Israel by the Managing Intellectual Property Global PCT Leaders Report. Further, each year the firm files more than 1,000 patent applications in the United States alone. The firm’s global reputation of filing and prosecuting US patent applications before the USPTO is the result of the immense knowledge of its patent attorneys, around a quarter of whom are licensed to practice before the USPTO. Many of our patent attorneys gained experience as patent examiners in the USPTO and all are directly involved with the USPTO. This in-depth knowledge of domestic and US legislation secures us a high allowance rate.
Each department is engaged in drafting and prosecuting patent applications, including opposition procedures, rendering opinions regarding IP matters, IP-related due diligence processes and in consultations regarding IP and commercialisation strategies.
- Biotechnology, immunology, agrotechnology, bioinformatics and biochemistry
- Pharmacology and chemistry
- Mechanics, medical devices and clean technology
- Electronics, electro-optics and computer hardware
- Computer software, telecommunications and business methods
- Design patents
- Litigation support
- Breeder’s rights
- Trade secrets
A different kind of market
Unlike many other jurisdictions, the IP scene in Israel is considerably different. The reasons owe much to Israel’s position in the market as the start-up nation – a country where it is more about creating the intellectual property, building the portfolio, managing it and selling it on. As such, the most well-rounded expertise that is offered to clients is developed with that in mind.
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Ramat Gan 5268104
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Sample client list
- Technion – Israel Institute of Technology
- Yissum – Technology Transfer Company and the Hebrew University of Jerusalem
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