Svetlana Stadler

Founding Partner at Cohn, de Vries, Stadler & Co
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Svetlana Stadler's Profile

Svetlana Stadler holds an MSc in physics from Chisinau University, Moldova (1984). She is also a graduate of the Central College of Patent Studies, Moscow (1987).

Ms Stadler is a founding partner of Cohn, de Vries, Stadler & Co. She has extensive experience in the field of IP gained through over two decades of work in the industry, most of them as a senior partner in a leading IP firm in Israel, where she headed the physics department.

She has gained very broad experience in drafting and prosecuting patent applications in the fields of physics, optics, medical devices, semiconductors, computing, satellite communications, digital printing, energy, laser systems and nanotechnology – among others. She provides strategic advice, conducting IP due diligence, IP audits and opinions.

Ms Stadler is considered the most senior patent attorney in the field of physics in Israel. She has also mentored interns in the field, many of who have become leading patent attorneys under her guidance.

Among her clients are international and Israeli innovators, academic institutes, start-up and large companies, entrepreneurs and venture capital funds.

Ms Stadler is highly ranked in international and local guides as one of Israel’s leading patent attorneys. She was ranked among the 250 leading women in the world in the field of IP.

Firm Profile

Cohn, de Vries, Stadler & Co is a modern and dynamic firm that was established in December 2020 by eight former partners from a leading Israeli IP firm, including partners of international renown and ranking in the most highly regarded professional directories – among them Chambers and PartnersThe Legal 500IAM 1000IAM 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 twelve patent attorneys, four attorneys-at-law and eleven paralegals.


The firm’s professional IP expertise, technical knowledge and business vision span 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.

Holistic approach

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.

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