Unfortunately due to the Corona virus preventing both international travel to Israel and prohibitions against congregating, the highly regarded Best Practices in Intellectual Property Conference scheduled for March 23rd & 24th, 2020 has bee postponed.
The conference will take place on June 23, 2020 assuming things are back to normal, or will be rescheduled for the autumn.
The Israel Patent Office is, however, open, and there have been no announcements that deadlines are being extended. However, there is no reception of the public, and there are no face-to-face meetings with Examiners. Nevertheless, the Examiners are available for phone interviews.