CEO: Orey Gilliam
Number of partners: 32
Number of lawyers: 70
Languages: English, French, German, Hebrew, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish
Reinhold Cohn Group (RCG) is the leading intellectual property consulting firm in Israel. RCG offers expertise with a full breadth of intellectual property related services including – protection, asset management, due diligence, litigation and legal services. The firm operates in all areas of IP such as patents, trademarks, designs, copyrights, open source, plant breeders’ rights, etc.
The group includes the patent attorneys firm Reinhold Cohn & Partners and the law firm Gilat, Bareket & Co. The synergy of patent attorneys experienced in a diverse spectrum of technological and scientific disciplines working alongside legal professionals, creates a unique and effective platform for maximising returns of a client’s intellectual property assets by securing optimal protection.
Main Areas of Practice:
The firm covers an extensive range of IP services: drafting and prosecuting patent applications in Israel and abroad, licensing, managing IP portfolios, providing opinions on IP issues, advice on patent, trademark, design infringement and validity, litigation, commercialisation and enforcement of IP rights. The group operates in several professional departments.
Life Sciences & Chemistry:
Headed by Ilan Cohn, PhD, Biology and Ronnie Benshafrut, PhD, Organic Chemistry. Handles inventions in a wide spectrum of fields: biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, medical compositions and equipment, molecular biology, organic and inorganic chemistry, agriculture, nanotechnology, biochemistry, pharmacology, food technology, diagnostics and greentech and related fields.
Headed by Ehud Hausman, MSc Computer Science, LLB. Operates in a wide range of technologies including computers (hardware and software) and computer-based inventions, electrical engineering and electronics, electro-optics, cellular technology, databases, multi- and digital-media, integrated systems and processes, semiconductor devices and related processes, communications and telecommunications, Internet, computer based business methods, storage, etc.
Headed by David de Vries, BSc Mechanical Engineering and Ena Pugatsch, MSc Opt Mechanical Engineering. Handles inventions in the fields of mechanics and engineering. The department specialises in various engineering domains such as mechanical engineering, automotive, aerospace, maritime, materials and agriculture. Other expertise are optics, medical devices and equipment, agricultural and water technologies, consumer products, packaging and handling of merchandise and materials, military technologies, dentistry, etc.
Headed by Svetlana Stadler, MSc Physics. Handles inventions in the fields of optics, electro-optics, acoustics, electrical engineering, optical communication, optical and electronic information storage, semiconductorbased technologies, medical devices, nanotechnology, etc.
An interdisciplinary field combining various areas of expertise, including engineering, life science, physics, electronics, material science, software, pharmaceuticals and others. This field demands an innovative multidisciplinary approach and therefore ad hoc teams of professionals are formed to handle specific projects, each one handling the aspects within their technological area of expertise.
Headed by Ronit Barzik-Soffer, LLB Adv. Provides strategic and legal counseling relating to selection of trademarks and their proper use, planning, implementation and management of international trademark portfolios for local and international clients. The department conducts searches to ascertain the degree of freedom to operate, provides opinions regarding availability for use and inherent registrability. It handles trademark filing, prosecution and registration as well as domain name registration, drafts trademark-related agreements, and maintains worldwide trademark watches.
Headed by David de Vries, BSc Mechanical Engineering. Specialises in consulting its clients on optimal means to protect designs. The department deploys a selection of strategies and tactics for filing designs, occasionally alongside drafting patent applications pertaining to the same subject matter, in order to consider all aspects of protection and enforcement of respective rights.
Gilat, Bareket & Co., Attorneys-at-Law:
The law firm of Gilat, Bareket & Co. is one of the leading intellectual property firms in Israel, specialising in litigation and legal protection of intellectual property rights in patents, technologies, brands, designs, creative works and inventions.
With years of professional experience, Gilat, Bareket & Co. has garnered recognition for successfully litigating landmark cases and representing domestic and international clients. The firm’s areas of its expertise include, patent and trademark litigation, protection of designs and copyright, structuring and negotiating IP-related contracts and transactions. The firm helps its customers with R&D and license agreements, knowledge acquisition and technology transfer agreements and agreements vis-à-vis collective rights management societies. The firm also provides a service of enforcement of brand owners’ rights to prevent import and distribution of counterfeits and imitations. Other areas of expertise include investment agreements, obtaining financing from the governmental Office of the Chief Scientist and other institutional investors, non-disclosure agreements, distribution agreements, Internet law and strategic cooperation with foreign companies.
In addition, the firm provides general legal assistance in other fields, e.g., company law, competition law, antitrust and property law, and successfully represents its clients before the courts in Israel and before the Patents, Designs and Trademarks Registrar. Extensive legal knowledge and experience, as well as the technological and scientific insight, enables Gilat, Bareket & Co. to offer an effective and optimal legal protection strategy which considers each client’s intellectual property assets in light of its business strategy in general.
RCG and its team are internationally renowned for excellence and are continually ranked in the top tiers in leading international and local guides such as: Managing Intellectual Property, Chambers and Partners, Legal 500, WTR1000, IAM 300, IAM 1000, Who’s Who Legal, Expert Guides, D&B Israel and BDI.
Reinhold Cohn Group is internationally and locally recognised as a leader in intellectual property. The Group takes pride in the diversity of its clients, which include multi-national corporations operating in Israel, large Israeli companies, public companies that are traded on NASDAQ and other stock exchanges, academic institutions, start-up companies (at various stages of development), mid stage corporations, private investors and funds, scientists, entrepreneurs and inventors. Amongst its clients, international foreign companies and corporations that exclusively seek the Group’s services for drafting and filing applications in Israel and in various other jurisdictions. Org ID: