Roy S Melzer

Head, Hi-tech, Software and Information Systems Department at Ehrlich & Fenster, of Ehrlich Group

Advocate and patent attorney Roy S Melzer (BSc and LLB) manages the activity of Ehrlich & Fenster’s hi-tech, software and information systems department. His department focuses on drafting and prosecuting patent applications for various computer-related inventions, including cybersecurity, machine learning, blockchain, 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 (to grant) 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, Huawei, Zebra Medical Vision Ltd, NEC Corporation of America and the tech transfer organisations of all major universities and medical centres in Israel, including Ramot (Tel Aviv University), T3 (Technion Israel Institute of Technology) and Yissum Research Development (Hebrew University).

Mr Melzer is also a partner at boutique IP firm Ehrlich, Neubauer & Melzer (part of Ehrlich Group).

Mr Melzer has been recommended for his expertise in patent matters in several international ranking guides, such as the IAM Patent 1000 2018 and the Legal 500 2019. In 2018 the Legal 500 lauded his professional achievements on behalf of Mobli 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 2018.

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

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