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Highly recommended - Individuals: prosecution
Prosecution powerhouse the Ehrlich Group continues to flourish – with over 1,000 US patent filings and several high-profile clients, the outfit enjoyed another strong year in 2021. Head of the software department Roy Melzer drafts and prosecutes patents related to information technology and the latest trends – such as blockchain or machine learning – with aplomb. One of his recent cases, for Zebra Medical Vision, involved such matters and filing in the United States, Europe, Hong Kong and Japan. “Roy is fast acting, accurate and informative in every case.” Legal counsel and elite IP strategist Amit Ehrlich is an invaluable ally for anyone looking to monetise their patents, and will assist on every step of the way, including with licensing and negotiations. A former professor of electrical engineering in New York, revered luminary Paul Fenster draws on his academic background and ample research and development (R&D) experience to deliver extraordinary results in patent prosecution and stellar litigation support. Leading the medical devices department is Maier Fenster, a life sciences virtuoso who is a key presence in prosecuting patents for one of the world’s top 10 hospitals – the Sheba Medical Center. “Maier is highly efficient and competent, and extremely helpful in identifying worthwhile inventions, strategising their filing, and drafting successful applications. Working with him is both enjoyable and professional.” Working along him is Eran Naftali, head of the physics division, who specialises in complex patent prosecution. Meanwhile, Geoffrey Melnick spearheads the high-technology department and has vast experience preparing cutting-edge patent applications, and appealing and opposing patents before the European Patent Office. Head of the legal practice Yehuda Neubauer has over 20 years of IP experience, some of which he spent at another gold-ranked firm in this chapter. He is currently involved in patent litigation proceedings on behalf of Boeing and Pfizer. “The quality of Yehuda’s advice always exceeds expectations. He’s highly responsive, practical, thoughtful, technically knowledgeable and clear. He is an excellent and highly experienced practitioner.” Another recipient of praise is top-ranked Gal Ehrlich, who stands out for his “commercial savvy, pragmatism, strategic approach and wide-ranging technology expertise”.