One of our firm’s primary expertise is Patents, and in particular, Patent Litigation.
We represent both claimants and respondents in patent infringement proceedings before the Israeli courts, patent opposition and cancellation proceedings before the Patents, Designs and Trademarks Office and appeals over decisions in such proceedings. We also represent our clients in arbitration and mediation proceedings related to such matters.
Our firm’s lawyers have gained diverse experience in representation in such proceedings, which can be very complex and require excellent understanding of the technological field at issue, profound familiarity with the prior art in the field and of course, meticulous knowledge of the patent law and related case law.
We have represented our clients in high-profile patent litigation proceedings valued at millions of USD with cross-border implications, many times including preliminary injunction proceedings and involvement of leading experts, and requiring the conducting of experiments and submitting and processing substantial amounts of evidence.
Our firm’s lawyers and patent attorneys have rich and diverse technological background, allowing our firm’s patent practice to involve a wide variety of technological fields, such as computer sciences, electronics, mechanics, machine engineering, telecommunications, physics, consumer products and medical devices.
Since our lawyers are also highly savvy in the delicate art of patent drafting and prosecution, it provides them with a profound understanding of the patent anatomy and each patent’s strengths and weaknesses, which serves them well in patent litigation proceedings.
When dealing with Patent cases, an “ad hoc” professional team is put together, consisting of skilled lawyers in the field of patent litigation and professionals in the relevant technological field. This combination of legal and IP proficiency is the key to our success in the field of patent litigation in Israel.
Our diverse patent litigation practice involved claimed patent infringements in a variety of industries, including software, agriculture, automotives, hygiene, consumer products, security and others.
Recent key cases dealt with by our firm’s lawyers include:
- Hygiene and consumer products patents: Representation of inventors in a patent infringement claim vs. Gillette and Procter & Gamble.
- International patents in the software field: Representation of a leading communication company in negotiations over patent infringement with Apple International and Microsoft International;
- Agricultural patents in the agricultural field: Representation of a major company specializing in agricultural solutions over claimed infringement of a patent for pest control technology.
The firm is ranked amongst the top tiers intellectual property law firms in leading international guides: Legal 500, IAM1000, IP Stars, Dun and Bradstreet and BDI Guide. Yonatan Drori was ranked as one of Israel’s leading attorneys in the Patent practice by the renowned international ranking guide ILO and was awarded the Client Choice award.
In 2016 we have published our book “Monetary Remedies in Intellectual Property Procedures“, the first book published in Israel dealing with calculation of damages in patent infringement procedures in Israel and around the world. The book was written by Yonatan Drori and edited by Yotam Werzansky-Orland.
In 2019 we published our book “Intellectual Property Law in Israel”, which extensively and thoroughly reviews the Intellectual Property Law in Israel and provides an in-depth coverage of the Israeli legislation and case law in this field from historical, procedural and substantial points of view. The book was written by Yonatan Drori and Yotam Werzansky-Orland.