Gal Ehrlich

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The Ehrlich Group has served as a one-stop-shop for clients seeking IP services for more than two decades. The practice continues to grow in both size and expertise and has attracted a wide range of clientele. One customer noted that: “Working with the Ehrlich group has been a fantastic experience. It is receptive to business needs and therefore provides tailor-made solutions. Its in-depth knowledge and vast experience helps service users to overcome difficult situations.” Founder and managing partner Gal Ehrlich is renowned in the Israeli IP space. With decades of experience and diverse technical expertise in fields such as biotechnology and agrotechnology, he is consistently ranked as one of the strongest IP lawyers in Israel. Sharing his decades of experience is esteemed litigator Paul Fenster, whose diverse experience in R&D – and as a former professor of electrical engineering – has granted him deep technical knowledge, which strengthens his IP practice. Leading the medical devices department is Maier Fenster, who has been involved in the drafting and prosecuting of thousands of patent applications across the world. He is the inventor of more than 40 patents in software and medical device fields and uses his personal knowledge to truly understand the needs of his service user. Leading the high-tech department is Geoffrey Melnick, who prepares sharp and comprehensive patent applications and expertly appeals and opposes patents before the EPO. Another high-tech specialist, Roy Melzer skilfully drafts and prosecutes patent applications for computer-related inventions. His expertise has attracted multiple high-profile names including Huawei, for which he has drafted 20 patent applications for in the past year. Working alongside him is seasoned litigator Yehuda Neubauer. His breadth of experience in domestic and international litigation experience appeals to entities across the world, particularly in the pharmaceutical and life sciences industries. Described by a patron as “one of the best IP attorneys in Israel”, the highly credentialed Eran Naftali leads the Ehrlich Group’s physics department. Clients appreciate his high success rates before foreign patent offices, his exceptional technical expertise, and his ability to quickly understand and explain complex technology. Amit Ehrlich is the go-to person for patent monetisation strategies and is an expert when it comes to negotiating and patent licensing. Making her IAM Patent 1000 debut this year is Hadassa Waterman, who is very well-respected in the Israeli IP scene. Waterman is the driving force behind the biotech department at the Ehrlich Group. 

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