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In a significant development for the market, December 2020 saw the arrival of a new force in Israeli patent practice with the establishment of Cohn, de Vries, Stadler & Co. Formed by ex-Reinhold Cohn practitioners Ilan Cohn, David de Vries and Svetlana Stadler, the boutique has been built from the ground up to provide a business-focused, agile service to innovators. Cohn is a keen strategist with a flair for helping entrepreneurs and companies to get the most out of their intellectual assets. Trained as a mechanical engineer, de Vries knows how to procure ironclad patent rights and build valuable portfolios, and is also a sought-after opinion giver. Stadler is a top-notch physicist with an instant recall of the finest details of her matters.
Cohn, de Vries, Stadler & Co is a modern and dynamic firm that was recently established by eight former leading partners from the Reinhold Cohn Group, including partners with international renown and ranking in the most highly regarded professional directories – among them IAM 1000, IAM 300 Strategy and IAM 300 Global Leaders. These partners, together with the other attorneys who joined them in forming the firm, bring together, under one roof, many decades of professional experience in providing high-quality IP services, in a state-of-the-art set-up.
The professional team includes 10 patent attorneys, four attorneys at law and eight paralegals.
The firm's professional IP expertise, technical knowledge and business vision spans a wide range of IP disciplines, markets, industries and technologies. The professionals include patent attorneys with a broad range of technological backgrounds, attorneys at law and others. The technology backgrounds of the patent attorneys include physics, mechanical engineering, electrical and electronic engineering, chemistry, chemical engineering, biotechnology, computer sciences and others. In addition to patents, the firm's professional team has proven expertise in other IP disciplines, including designs and trademarks.
The firm serves clients from a range of industries, including agritech, foodtech, life sciences, digital health, medical devices and equipment, pharmaceuticals, chemistry, cleantech, consumer products, processes manufacturing, water technologies, renewable energy, military technologies, mechanical engineering, automotive, aviation, space, construction and engineering, manufacturing technologies, packaging, electronic devices, semiconductors, optics, electro-optics, laser systems, imaging, digital printing, communications, computer science, electronics, telecommunications, information storage, information security, artificial intelligence and machine learning, big data, material sciences, electrical and electronic engineering, MEMS, and more.
The firm also assists clients in monetising their IP assets in licensing, selling and/or enforcing their IP rights.
With such expertise, Cohn, de Vries, Stadler & Co is equipped to provide its clients with a holistic approach to IP services that is tailored to meet the clients’ business and business development strategy, taking into consideration the competitive landscape, state of technological development, business model and other factors to maximise value.
Cohn, de Vries, Stadler & Co is a one-stop professional service provider to knowledge and IP-based enterprises for building and growing value and revenue-generating IP assets. The firm combines many decades of expertise in leading IP professionals from a very wide range of IP disciplines to offer a full gamut of IP services, from in-depth analysis of a patent landscape, expert advice on how to better protect knowledge and ideas, through to the build-up of high-tier value-generating portfolios of patents and other IP assets. The firm strives to foster a true partnership with its clients and, through its flexible and creative approach to intellectual property, enable them to achieve their goals, expand their business, and protect and profit from their IP assets.
The firm offers a wide range of services that includes IP strategy consulting, IP due diligence, patentability studies, freedom-to-operate studies, invention mining, M&A consulting, commercialisation and IP licensing.
These professional services are on top of servicing clients in drafting, filing and prosecution of patent applications worldwide, filing and prosecuting design and trademark applications, as well as maintenance of IP rights. The firm's staff is highly experienced in assisting clients in procuring and maintaining IP rights throughout the world and in representing foreign clients before the Israeli Patent Office.
The firm's clients include emerging, technology-based start-ups, technology incubators, institutional and angel investors, multinational corporations and academic institutes.