Areas of practice: Commercial Law, Hi-Tech, Intellectual Property, Internet and E-Commerce,
LL.M University of Columbia- New York (1992-1993);
LL.B Tel Aviv University MAGNA CUM LAUDE Appeared on Dean’s distinctions least all through LLB studies (1983-1987 )
Intellectual Property expert.
Practicing as an IP attorney for 25 years (1989- today) – Litigation (major IP cases); Prosecution Vis a Vis The Patents Office (patents, trademarks, industrial designs); Consultation to Hi-Tech firms, entertainment industry and other various industries and businesses; IP Law consultant to professionals – leading law firms (Balter Gute Aloni & co., Igal Arnon & Co. and others); Expert witness to Israeli IP law in foreign proceedings; IP Arbitrator. Commissioner of Patents, Designs & Trademarks in The Ministry of Justice = Head of the Israeli Patents Office (1998-2002); Judicial role – statutory qualifications equivalent to a District Court Judge. Acting as a judge in judicial proceedings at the Patents Office (Oppositions to IP applications, proceedings to terminate IP rights, Appeals from examiners decisions); Managerial role- managing The Patents Office (100 employees); Representation role- Israel’s official IP representative to other countries and to IP international organizations; Legislation- major role in designing and drafting IP legislation, member in governmental IP legislation committees; Consultation role- Official consultant to the Israeli government on IP issues.
Adjunct Professor at The Hebrew University (1996-2007) Teaching Patents and Trademarks law courses & advanced seminars in the Law Faculty; Teaching Industrial Property Law & Biotechnology course for Biotechnology advanced studies to MSc’s. And doctorates;
Adjunct Professor at The College of Management Academic Studies – Teaching IP Law & Industrial Property Law.
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Hebrew & English