IP Events in Israel

Upcoming conferences April 28, 2015

IPR conference

With the annual INTA bun fight in San Diego starting next Sunday, it is easy to overlook other IP events.

Kim Lindy’s highly professional annual IP Best Practices Conference is scheduled for May 11th and 12th in Tel Aviv. Details may be found here.


The Ninth WIPO Advanced Intellectual Property Research Forum, a joint three day collaboration between WIPO and the Faculty of Law, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, is taking place from May 26 to May 28 at the WIPO campus in Geneva. This initiative was put into place and initially organized by Ms. Li Maor and is headed by Dr. Guy Pesach, Associate Professor, Faculty of Law, Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Moshe Leimberg has taken over from Li Maor, and can be contacted for more details.

 Seminar on Patent Prosecution Highway

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The Israel Patent Office if holding a one day seminar on the Patent Prosecution Highway. The event will be held between 9:00 AM and 12:30 PM at ZOA House, Ibn Gvirol 26, Tel Aviv on 26 November 2014.

COMMENT – This is a welcome development. Nevertheless, I suspect that the patent office has forgotten what it is like trying to get into Tel Aviv by 9.00 AM.

Alternative Dispute Resolution – a seminar on mediating trademark disputes

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WIPO’s Arbitration and Mediation Center, the Israel Patent and Trademark Office, the Israel Ministry of Justice and the Tel Aviv and Central Region Chamber of Commerce are hosting a one day seminar on trademark mediation.

The event is directed to lawyers with an Intellectual Property leaning. Most of the lectures will be in English.

Proceedings before the Patent Office or the Courts are generally time-consuming and expensive. Often the parties in a trademark conflict can find sufficient common ground to reach an amicable or at least mutually acceptable solution. The event looks like a valuable seminar for those of us who are less interested in negotiating conflict resolution.

The event will be held on Wednesday 11 December 2014 between 9 am and 5 PM at the Chamber of Commerce, Hashmonaim 88, Tel Aviv. Registration is via phoning *8111.



The AIPPI (Association Internationale pour la Protection de la Propriété Intellectuelle) is hosting a conference titled “How to Make IP Work for Businesses”.  The conference will be held on 10 and 11 November 2013 at the Dan Panorama Convention Center, Tel Aviv, and apparently features over 80 speakers from Israel, US, Europe and Asia, with up to three parallel sessions going on.

The full program may be found here: AIPPI Seminar Nov 10-11, 2013 (2)

For more details: Phone: (972) 52-3541375   Email: conference@aippi.org.il

SAVE THE DATE – International IP Conference in Israel

March 2, 2013


Kimberly Lindy of IPR is organizing a conference at the end of May that is entitled “Best Practices in IP 2013 – INTERNATIONAL PERSPECTIVES ON CREATING AND EXTRACTING VALUE”.

The event, designed for In House IP Professionals, General Counsels, CFOs and CEOs and their advisers, offers an opportunity to discover how key industry players are building, managing, monetizing and protecting their IP rights.

The conference will enable participants to learn new ideas that they can then apply to their own company. The goal is to teach strategies that build and safeguard a company’s IP portfolio and increase the value it creates for the business. Participants will hear how their peers in International companies arrange budgets for IP investment, and how to value their portfolios. Ideas on monetization will be discussed, as will how to benchmark external providers to ensure that companies receive the most value for money.

The conference will focus on monetization strategies and portfolio management. Plenums with geographical focus are planned so that attendees can tailor their agendas by selecting sessions. The quality lunch will be an opportunity for round-table discussions, and there will also be time for one-on-one business meetings with a choice of solution providers.

The International list of speakers includes: o Ruud Peters, Chief Intellectual Property Officer Philips Group Innovation Intellectual Property & Standards (Netherlands) o Luc Savage, Director Intellectual Property and Licensing France Telecom/Orange (France) o Eric J Siecker, Head of Intellectual Property – Europe, Africa, Middle East & CIS., Caterpillar, Inc. (UK) o Kevin Cranman, General Counsel, Ericsson Television Inc. (US) o Andrew Browne, Senior IP Counsel Shell (Netherlands) o Steven Steger, Founder and Managing Partner Global IP Law Group. (US) o Paul Lerner, Vice President, WiLAN. NASDAQ traded patent monetization company with annual revenue of $100M. Bought the Alvarion portfolio for $19. (US) o Daniel Papst, Managing Director, Papst Licensing GmbH & Co KG Largest patent monetization company in Europe. (Germany)

Date: Wednesday May 29th 2013 Hours: 08:00 – 16:00 Place: Sheraton Hotel Tel Aviv

This looks like being a very interesting and quality program. The online conference site will be going up shortly. In the meantime, for more information or to register, please contact Kim directly at kim@ipresources.co.il

  Hebrew University to Host One Day Conference on Global & Local Innovations in Patent Law

On 21 March 2012, the Law Department of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem is hosting a seminar titled “Global & Local Innovations in Patent Law”.

The program will start with registration at 8:45 am, and at 9:00 am, Prof. Barak Medina (Hebrew University), the Commissioner of Patents and Trademarks Adv. Assa Kling and Dr Guy Pessach (Hebrew University), will provide words of welcome.

The morning program proper starts at 9:30 with Professor Martin Adelman of George Washington University speaking on “Legal Developments in the United States”, followed by Dr Miriam Biton (Bar Ilan University) at 10:15 on “Updates in the Israel Law”.

After a coffee break at 11:15 am, Dr Amir Khoury (Tel Aviv University) will speak on “Developments in Europe and Internationally”.

At 12 PM there will be a question and answer session – but it is not clear who is questioning who. I suspect the speakers mentioned above will take questions from the audience.

From 12:30 to 2 pm there will be a lunch break, followed by an afternoon program devoted to developments and changes in patent examination in Israel.

Adv. Assa Kling will talk on the topic “is there an alternative to patent examination?”  and Adv. Amit Ashkenazi the legal counsel to the Law and Technology Agency will talk on “Government and Web 2.0 – Legal Ramifications of Public Involvement”.

At 3:30, the coffee addicts will have a fourth opportunity to get their caffeine fix, and

at 3:45 Adv. Tal Band (Shin Horowitz) will talk on “Public Involvement and Intervention in Patent Granting in Israel” followed at 4:30 by Adv. Howard Poliner, Dept. of Advice and Legislation, Ministry of Justice, on “the Public Face – Responses”.

At 5:15 there will be a further opportunity for questions.

To register: law_hasama@savion.huji.ac.il the event will be held in Bet Meyersdorf in the Mt Scopus Campus.

Branding and Trademarks  מיתוג וסימני מסחר

On 9 February 2012, WIPO, the Israel Patent Authority and the Department of Trade and Industry are holding a seminar on “branding and trademarks”

The event will take place from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM at Trade Federation House, Rehov Hashmonaim 84, floor 1.

The purpose of the meeting is to provide small and medium sized businesses with tools for managing their IP.

Uriel Lyn will open the event.

Doron Goldberg will talk on branding

Anat Levi, the Head of the trademark Department at the Israel Patent Authority will discuss trademark prosecution before the Israel Patent Office and Adv. Eran Soroker will discuss the nature of non-generic characterisation of marks, slogans, and 3D marks.

No charge to attend, but limited seating. Please contact inbarm@chamber org. il to register.


The Forum of In House IP Managers, Israel

Announces the Next Meeting

 “My Way or The Highway:  Patent Prosecution Highways and Other Forms of   Acceleration:

16:30 – 17:00   Registration, Informal Networking, Light Refreshments

17:00 – 17:45   Pros & Cons of the Regular Patent Process by Zeev Fisher of the Fisher Weiler Group 

  • ·       What’s wrong with the regular patent process?
  • ·       What’s good about it?
  • ·       Comparing patent acceleration routes in the US, Europe, Japan, China and Israel
  • ·       Accelerations Vs. Examination Waivers
  • ·       Overview of the Patent Prosecution Highways – the examination of the future – different PPHs in existence, why do it and why not; strategies on winning back scope

17:45 – 18:00   Short Break

18:00– 18:45   “Poor’s man Acceleration” The Unspoken Right of Utility Models. 

  • ·       Explore the definition of this most underutilized extremely handy and useful IP right
  • ·       How and when to use it
  • ·       Comparing and explaining the territorial rights in US, Europe, Japan, China, Korea, Russia

Rachel Diamant of IP Business Strategy to large and small companies. 

Date: February 14, 2012

Time: 16:30h – 18: 45h (Light Refreshments will be served)

Place:  Offices of Fisher Weiler Group.

Address: 26 Habarzel Street, 4th floor Ramat Hachayal
Parking is in the public lots either before or across the street from the offices.

You must RSVP Space is limited to 25 people.  kim@ipresources.co.il


On 14 February 2012, the AIPPI will be amorously promoting an event to examine the ramifications of the America Invents Act.

The event, open to members, is to be held at the Dan Tel Aviv Hotel 99 haYarkon Street (my idea, Claude Sterne of Quinn Emanuel who is speaking and sponsoring the event asked me to suggest an alternative to the Tel Aviv Hilton).

The program will run from 8:30 am to 1:30 PM, starting with coffee & cake, and finishing with a light lunch.

It’s not all food though. Food for thought will be provided by Adv. Theresa Kavanaugh of Goodwin Procter who will talk about the ramifications of the America Invents Act on patent prosecution.

After a coffee break, Adv. Claude Sterne of Quinn Emanuel will inform us as to how the Act will affect prosecution, and then Dr Yehuda Livne of Teva will provide an Israel perspective.

To register, contact rachelh@s-horowitz.co.il

Isn’t it great that IP Resources and the AIPPI combine forces to provide a full day patent program for Israeli patent enthusiasts, so we can forget that other people are involved in romantic activities on Valentine’s Day!

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