Partner at Reinhold Cohn Group
David Gilat is an attorney at law and a patent attorney , and a senior partner in the Reinhold Cohn Group. Mr Gilat has extensive professional experience in the various fields of intellectual property – in particular patents, trademarks, designs, copyright, plant breeders’ rights, distribution agreements and competition law, including litigation, transactions and general consulting on IP issues.
His main fields of expertise include technology (particularly chemistry, pharmaceuticals, physics, high technology) and branding. He has extensive professional experience in patent and trademark litigation and has been involved in landmark cases.
Mr Gilat also teaches patent law at the Tel Aviv University Law Faculty, as well as at the Inter-Disciplinary Centre, Herzlia, and occasionally lectures at international conferences, Israeli academic and professional institutions and other forums.
He is the author of “Experimental Use and Patents”, IIC Studies (Vol 16 1995), and served as a research fellow at the Max Planck Institute for Foreign and International Patent, Copyright and Competition Laws in 1992-1993.
Throughout the years, Mr Gilat has authored various chapters on Israel and has been contributing to the World Trademark Review on a regular basis ever since its launch.
Mr Gilat is also a co-author of Intellectual property Law in Israel. The book derives from the chapter on IP law in Israel in the Encyclopaedia of Laws published by the internationally renowned Kluwer Law International.
Mr Gilat has thus authored – among other chapters:
Mr Gilat has been recommended for several years in leading international guides, such as Chambers & Partners, The Legal 500 (Hall of Fame), WTR 1000, IAM Patent 1000, Managing Intellectual Property and more.
In 2020 he was awarded the Lexology Client Choice Award in the patents category.