Ehrlich Group

The Ehrlich Group, led by Gal Ehrlich, is the leading international IP firm based in Israel, offering premier services for the creation, enforcement and exploitation of intellectual property in all scientific disciplines and technological fields.

Ehrlich Group houses more than 160 highly experienced IP experts. The group provides clients with an end-to-end services package, from building an IP strategy, 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 can answer all of its clients’ needs.

The firm

Ehrlich Group is the leading international 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 USPTO.

We work with many major international corporations, as well as first-tier IP firms from Germany, the United Kingdom, South Korea, India, Spain, Portugal, Italy and China.

At the Ehrlich Group 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 hold 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.

The Ehrlich Group has handled more patent applications deriving from inventions generated by the five major universities (Tel-Aviv, Jerusalem, Weizmann, Beersheba and Technion) over the past years (Patbase Analytics) than any other Israeli firm, working with their tech transfer organisations (eg, T3 (Technion) Yissum (Hebrew University) and Yeda (Weizmann Institute of Science)).

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 practise before the USPTO. Some of our patent attorneys gained experience as patent examiners at 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.

Practice areas

  • Biotech, immunology, agtech, bioinformatics and biochemistry, cannatech, foodtech
  • Pharmacology and chemistry
  • Physics
  • Mechanics, medical devices and clean technology, digital health
  • Electronics, electro-optics and computer hardware, aviation and aerospace
  • Computer software, artificial intelligence, fintech, cyber, Big Data, blockchain, automotive, telecommunications
  • Designs
  • Trademarks
  • Litigation support
  • Breeder’s rights
  • Trade secrets

A different kind of market

The IP scene in Israel differs from that of many other jurisdictions, in good part because of Israel’s position as a start-up nation – a country where it is more about creating the intellectual property, building the portfolio, managing it and selling it on. Well-rounded expertise is developed and offered to clients with that in mind.

Contact details

Ehrlich Group
The Rogovin-Tidhar Tower
15th Floor
11 Menachem Begin Road
Ramat Gan 5268104

Professional contacts

Sample client list

  • Hauwei
  • IBM
  • Kornit
  • Protalix
  • Samsung
  • Stratasys
  • Technion
  • Yeda
  • Yissum

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