Geoffrey L Melnick
Head of Hi-Tech Department at Ehrlich Group
Geoffrey L Melnick heads the hi-tech department at Ehrlich & Fenster – Ehrlich Group. He began his IP career in 1990 working with Haseltine Lake, one of the United Kingdom’s most prestigious IP firms, handling an international client list that included such multinational companies as Fujitsu, Sharp and Siemens.
He moved to Israel in 1997 and joined Gal Ehrlich at the establishment of his firm in 2000.
Since then Mr Melnick has been involved with an exciting mixture of mature companies and big and small start-ups – seeing some of the start-ups from their first patent application through investment rounds to successful multi-million dollar exits.
Mr Melnick’s practice involves the preparation of patent applications in hardware, software, communications, physics and medical devices, with a special focus on radio-frequency engineering, microwave antennae, satellite communications, sound and image processing, data compression, pattern recognition, control and measurement engineering, computer modelling, communications protocols, cellular and roaming infrastructures, ultrasound, firewalls, cryptography, semiconductors, computer architecture, memories, computer input devices and interfaces, smart cards, semiconductor lasers, fibre optics, computer numerical control devices and robotics, seismic imaging and electrical machines.
He also conducts due diligence assessments, opposition and appeal proceedings before the European Patent Office and litigation support. In addition, he provides strategy and portfolio management advice and handles hearings at the USPTO.