Fisher Friedman IP Group

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“One of the best IP firms in Israel”, Fisher Friedman IP Group offers a wide array of IP services, with a special emphasis on maximising the value of IP assets through devising iron-clad strategies. “They are a group of professionals who are always approachable and offer competitive pricing.” With a doctorate in physical and analytical chemistry, and 20 years of experience, Michal Fisher is a superb strategist and portfolio manager who has won the trust of several leading technology transfer organisations, as well as medical device companies XACT Robotics and Envizion Medical. “Michal is a very organised and detail-oriented professional. She has a passion for her profession, and it shows. Working closely with the clients, she makes them feel like they are part of a team. There’s always great synergy. She also does her best to make herself available for discussions and consultations.” Fellow co-founder, partner and Molecular Biology PhD, “Nathalie Friedman is simply a pleasure to work with. She is client-focused, creative and flexible, and always invests her time and energy to the benefit of her patrons.” “She impresses with her strategy skills and by understanding her client’s business and objects, she sets the course to obtain strong patents, and as a result, an even stronger patent portfolio.”

Firm Profile

Fisher Friedman IP Group, founded in 2016, is one of the leading IP firms in Israel today, offering a wide spectrum of IP services. The firm specialises in building IP strategies that maximise the clients’ company value by creating and managing IP assets such as patents, designs, trademarks, copyright, breeders’ rights and trade secrets.

The firm’s attorneys specialise in drafting, filing and prosecuting patent applications around the world. The firm’s team also handles oppositions; provides patentability, validity and freedom-to-operate opinions; and offers litigation support.

Our firm believes that being a part of the clients’ team is essential in providing the best possible IP protection. By visiting clients’ facilities, meeting R&D, marketing and business development teams, and taking part in brainstorming sessions, our firm’s attorneys assist the client in harvesting innovation and developing strategies to block competitors.

Our team of patent attorneys are experts in a variety of technological and scientific fields – life sciences, chemistry, physics, mechanics/engineering, artificial intelligence, medical devices, security, software/hi-tech, foodtech, agritech, canna-tech and more. Our entire team shares a passion for innovation, possesses analytical and creative thinking, and is trained to focus on maximising the business value of a company.

Fisher Friedman IP Group provides personalised client counselling, with all the process stages performed or closely monitored by a partner of the firm.

Among our clients are companies ranging from newly founded start-ups to large international corporates. The strength of our clients’ IP portfolios is emphasised by the many ‘exits’ and investments achieved, with many clients returning to our firm when establishing a new enterprise. The firm also accompanies investment firms and companies in acquisitions, mergers and initial public offerings, including full IP due diligence processes.

The firm was proudly chosen as a certified service provider to the tech transfer companies of leading universities and medical centres in Israel – Technion Institute of Science, Hebrew University, Tel-Aviv University, Ben Gurion University, Sheba Medical Centre, Hadassah Medical Centre, Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Centre, Bnai Zion Medical Centre and others.

The founders of the firm, Michal Fisher and Nathalie Friedman, are active in the IP community in Israel. After being approached by the American Bar Association IP Committee, in 2020 they co-hosted the Women in IP international event in Israel (held in 72 cities at the same time) in collaboration with advocate and patent attorney Einav Zilber, former chair of the Israel Patent Attorney Association (IPAA), and advocate Yael Riemer, partner and co-head of the IP practice of FBC & Co. Since the establishment of the forum, Dr Fisher and Dr Friedman have hosted virtual conferences with the participation of hundreds of leading women from the industry, academia, government, legal and patent attorney sectors. The forum is a platform for cooperation for Israeli women in IP-related sectors.

Dr Fisher was elected to the board of the IPAA in December 2021. Both Dr Fisher and Dr Friedman were also active on the Advisory Committee of the IPAA and Israel Patent Office Pilot Intern Programme 2021, as well as the Advanced Corporate PA Training Programme 2021.

Fisher Friedman IP Group is recognised as a leading IP firm in local and international rankings such as Chambers Global, The Legal 500, MIP IP’s Stars, IAM Patent 1000 and Dun’s 100.

Dr Fisher and Dr Friedman are also both recognised and individually ranked in The Legal 500, IAM Patent 1000, WIPR World IP Review’s Influential Women in IP 2021, as well as IAM Strategy 300 Global leaders.

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