Ilan Cohn has extensive experience in the field of intellectual property gained over more than three decades, most of which as a senior partner in the Reinhold Cohn Group, one of the leading IP firms in Israel, where, among others, he led the life sciences and chemistry department.
Dr Cohn advises all IP stakeholders, including innovators, investors, technology incubators and small and large corporations, on how to build value in intellectual property and how to use it as a strategic asset. Dr Cohn also has extensive expertise in managing in-depth processes of IP due diligence, IP-based transactions and IP monetisation. He has been involved in and has often led IP monetisation activities, including licensing, selling or enforcing IP assets.
Dr Cohn’s practice is multidisciplinary in nature, servicing clients across a very wide range of technology disciplines, including life sciences, agricultural technologies, food technologies, consumer products, renewable energy and water technologies.
Dr Cohn has been involved in the founding of IP-based companies, while building their intellectual property into assets that yielded handsome returns to investors and shareholders. He is a member of the boards of directors of several companies, including chair of two companies (one of them public).
Dr Cohn has taught and coached generations of patent attorneys and has often served as an examiner in examinations for patent attorneys.
He has authored many articles published in the Israeli press and professional journals.
Dr Cohn also teaches university courses. He taught in the past IP courses at the Bar-Ilan University in Israel and has been teaching an IP strategy course at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem for several years.
He organised and chaired professional international conferences in Israel that were held under the auspices of the International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property and lectured at many conferences in Israel and abroad.
Dr Cohn continuously receives top-tier ranking in all leading international and local directories, including IAM 300 Strategy and IAM 300 Global Leaders. Dr Cohn holds a PhD from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem (1989).