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Head, Hi-tech, Software and Information Systems Department at Ehrlich Group
Roy S Melzer (BSc and LLB), advocate and patent attorney, manages the activity of the Ehrlich Group’s high-technology (software) department. His department focuses on drafting and prosecuting patent applications for various computer-related inventions, including cybersecurity, machine learning, blockchain, image processing, wireless communication, cloud computing, database management, ad systems, image processing-based inventions such as image compression (decoders and protocols), digital health and medical imaging, parallel and distributed processing, telecoms and Internet-related patent applications. The department serves R&D centres of international companies and many Israeli start-ups and entrepreneurs. The department also handles hardware and technical implementations of business processes.
Mr Melzer is an expert in patent prosecution in Israel and the United States. He has substantial expertise in the development of IP portfolios for start-ups, as well as due diligence analysis and freedom-to-operate opinions. His practice also includes the use of up-to-date LegalTech and statistical analytic tools, including examiner decision data.
The department’s clients include IBM, Salesforce, Huawei, Zebra Medical Vision Ltd, NEC Corporation of America and the technology transfer organisations of all major universities and medical centres in Israel, including Ramot (Tel Aviv University), T3 (Technion Israel Institute of Technology) and Yeda (Weizmann Institute of Science ).
Mr Melzer is also a partner at boutique IP firm Ehrlich, Neubauer & Melzer (part of the Ehrlich Group).
Mr Melzer has been recommended for his expertise in patent matters in several international ranking guides, such as the IAM Patent 1000 2019 and the Legal 500 2020. In 2018 the Legal 500 lauded his professional achievements on behalf of Mobile Technologies with regard to one of the most valuable patent applications in Israeli history. Mr Melzer was also recommended in Managing Intellectual Property’s IP stars.