Yoav Alkalay

Partner at Pearl Cohen Zedek Latzer Baratz LLP

Yoav Alkalay is a senior partner and patent attorney in the patents group at Pearl Cohen’s Tel Aviv office. For more than 15 years Mr Alkalay has been advising clients on various IP matters, such as strategic patent portfolio development and management, patents monetisation, patent litigation, IP due diligence for M&A deals, and more.

He is experienced in all areas related to intellectual property. Mr Alkalay manages the intersection of business and intellectual property, negotiates deals involving intellectual property with public and private companies and acts for executive legal and engineering groups on global IP policies. He also implements inter-company policies and supervises large IP portfolios and oversees litigation for IP-related actions. Clients benefit from his rich experience as an in-house IP attorney and manager, and his experience in facilitating patent harvesting, patent development and patent mining workshops, as well as advising on matters related to SEPs and negotiating patent licence agreements with SEP owners.

Mr Alkalay holds an LLB, an LLM and a BSc in computer science from the Haifa University. Before joining Pearl Cohen, he held a few senior in-house positions in Israel and the United States. As head of IP at Amdocs for five years, Mr Alkalay was responsible for Amdocs’s patent and trademark strategies, planning IP programmes, addressing global portfolio considerations, leading IP due diligence projects for M&A deals, handling open source and IP contractual matters, providing the required support to ongoing patent litigation cases and developing internal procedures to foster innovation. He was also with the IP law department at IBM in Israel for nine years and was one of the few IP attorneys supporting the IBM IP licensing business unit.

Mr Alkalay’s sectors of expertise include IP management consultancy, IP-backed lending, legal, licensing, mergers and acquisitions and technology transfer.

IAM says

Extremely versatile, Yoav Alkalay has the knowledge and skill to counsel clients on all facets of patent protection and commercialisation. In-house experience has granted him a first-hand understanding of the business value and strategic importance of patents.

Professional associations



  • IP management consultancy
  • Legal
  • Licensing
  • M&A
  • Technology transfer

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Pearl Cohen Zedek Latzer Baratz LLP
121 Menachem Begin Road
Tel Aviv 6701203

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