Boutique IP Law Firm Specializing in Patents, Trademarks, Copyrights and High-tech

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Drori - Werzansky - Orland is an Israeli law firm with affiliated offices in Tel Aviv and California. our main expertise is the practice of intellectual property law. The firm gives strategic and legal counseling to Hi-tech firms and start-ups, inventors and artists. Clients receive professional assistance and close escorting in prosecuting and obtaining patent, trademarks and intellectual property legal issues, as part of the firm's services, ranging from acquisitions and licensing to protection of rights in the court of law.

 

The firm's main issues of interest are intellectual property law, patent prosecution, trademark prosecution and legal counseling and representation in inter-corporation deals. The firm also supplies various legal services which are derived from the encounter of individuals and/or companies with the global stream of knowledge. Thus, firm assists its clients beginning from the unionizing phase (wording founders' contracts, establishing unionizing standards and carrying out registration of corporations), through facing restrictive agreements, tax issues, damage suits and legal aspects of employer-employee relationships.

 

The firm provides meticulous legal services combining high-level IP knowledge and genuine dedication to its clients. The firm's attorneys have a solid experience in representing various clients, from high-profile private individuals and small companies to global corporations.

 

The firm's professional staff gives legal consultancy to its clients in all branches of Intellectual property law, including conflicts of interests regarding copyrights, industrial designs, trademarks, patents, commercial secrets, unfair competition, aspects of libel, domain names, and practicing intellectual property law in cases of infringements of internet and information rights. The firm's professional staff are very active in academic institutions.

News and Events

In the upcoming months we will be organizing and participating in a number of conferences focusing on various issues in the intellectual property world, including:

  • Product protection, samples, patents and everything in between - 15.2.2010.
  • Ethical issues in research and in practice (The 3rd Lewinsky Conference for educational ICT) - 13.3.2012.
  • Copyright in the information age - 3.4.2012.
  • Patents in the fields of software and internet - 15.5.2012.
  • Dr. Yonatan Drori and Mr. Yotam Werzansky-Orland's "Industrial Design Law" book - published on 29.1.2014
  • Launching event for the publishing of  "Industrial Design Law" in the Israeli Law Bar - 20.5.2014
  • Dr. Yonatan Drori, Mr. Yotam Werzansky-Orland, Mr. Uria Yarkoni and Mr. Jonathan Bar-Sade "Internet Law" book - published on 10.5.2015
 

We will publish further details about the conferences shortly.

  • Yonatan Drori

    Yonatan Drori is a partner in DWO. His practice encompasses a broad range of expertise including: intellectual property litigation, especially in the area of patents, patent prosecution, and internet-computer based litigation.
  • Yotam Werzansky Orland

    Serves as a partner in the firm's Litigation department. Mr. Werzansky Orland's expertise is in legal consultancy and escort (commercial and litigation) in the fields of technology, solar energy, intellectual property, computer and internet law, emphasized on licensing and commercializing rights and escorting firms, inventors and artists in commercial deals. Mr. Werzansky Orland has experience in intellectual property law and has a profound background in the fields of computers and finance.
  • Effi Fuks

    Effi Fuks is in charge of technology, computers, and internet fields at the firm. Effi's expertise include litigation, negotiation with authorities, and legal and strategic consulting to companies and private entities in the following fields: IT Law, Privacy Law, Libel, Intellectual Property, and Copyright.
  • Jeremy Rutman

    Patent attorney Dr. Jeremy Rutman was born and educated in the United States. Dr. Rutman has vast experience in drafting patent applications in various fields such as physics, computer hardware and software, electrical, mechanical, chemical, green energy, Internet, applications, and other areas.
  • Uria Yarkoni

    Uria Yarkoni specialises in commercial litigation in the fields of software development, copyrights, computer law and privacy law, as well as class actions in the field of Law & Technology and administrative law with emphasis on freedom of information law.
  • Vince Ravine

    The office of Attorney Vince Ravine is DWO's executive branch in the United States of America. As such, Vince keeps the interests of the firm's Israeli clients in the US, as well as responsible for communication with the firm's American clients.
  • Alex Nabedrik

    Alex's expertise includes litigation, negotiation with authorities, and legal and strategic consulting to companies and private entities in the following fields: IT Law, Patent Law, Trademark Law, Copyrights, and commervial Torts.
  • Iyar Stav

    Iyar Stav deals with a variety of intellectual property law fields, such as copyright, trademarks, patents and plant breeders’ rights, as well as related fields such as internet, open source, privacy, collective rights management and others. Iyar has experience in complex litigation, legal consultancy, analysis and drafting of commercial contracts and licenses and negotiation.
  • Ofri Fuchs

    Ofri Fuchs, Attorney and Mediator, serves as a production, artists and creators' counsel providing various legal services, including drafting production agreements as well as handling conflict resolutions.
  • Reuven K. Mouallem

    Dr. Reuven Mouallem is a patent attorney who serves as special counsel and subject-matter expert for DWO in a wide array of technical fields spanning physics, software, electronics, and medical devices to industrial chemicals & processing, pharmaceuticals, and biotechnology, handling strategic client counseling, due diligence investigations, legal opinions, patent portfolio management and analysis, and prosecution of Israel, U.S., and foreign patent applications.

News and Events

In the upcoming months we will be organizing and participating in a number of conferences focusing on various issues in the intellectual property world, including:

  • Product protection, samples, patents and everything in between - 15.2.2010.
  • Ethical issues in research and in practice (The 3rd Lewinsky Conference for educational ICT) - 13.3.2012.
  • Copyright in the information age - 3.4.2012.
  • Patents in the fields of software and internet - 15.5.2012.
  • Dr. Yonatan Drori and Mr. Yotam Werzansky-Orland's "Industrial Design Law" book - published on 29.1.2014
  • Launching event for the publishing of  "Industrial Design Law" in the Israeli Law Bar - 20.5.2014
  • Dr. Yonatan Drori, Mr. Yotam Werzansky-Orland, Mr. Uria Yarkoni and Mr. Jonathan Bar-Sade "Internet Law" book - published on 10.5.2015
 

We will publish further details about the conferences shortly.

Yonatan Drori
Yonatan Drori
Partner

Partner

Advocate Yonatan Drori is a partner in DWO. His practice encompasses a broad range of expertise including: intellectual property litigation, especially in the area of patents, patent prosecution, and internet-computer based litigation.

Yonatan brings years of experience to the field of intellectual property, with a background in computers programing.

Yonatan was recently ranked by the Client Choice Guide (2015 edition of International Law Office), as a leader in the field of intellectual property (Patents) and was recently ranked by the Legal 500 (2015 edition) as a recommended lawyer in the field of intellectual property

 
Book Publications:
- Industrial Design Law Book
- Internet Law Book
- Monetary Remedies in Intellectual Property Procedures Book

 

Yonatan’s representations have included:

  • Served as lead counsel for leading Israeli Software Company successfully defending against patent claims directed against functionality aspects in cellular phones.
  • Representing KTL - Israel's largest online shopping mall, in several proceedings before the Israel Trademark Registrar in this respect, in addition to one lawsuit in Tel Aviv District Court which ended in our client's favor.
  • Representing ironSource - a world leading platform for software discovery, distribution, delivery and monetization. on ongoing IP advice on current and future activities, with an emphasis on trademarks issues.
  • Representing Melissa & Doug – one of the largest manufacturers of wooden toys in the world. in a multi-million NIS IP case before the Israeli District Court.
  • Patent Litigation: Representing inventors in the Tel Aviv District Court in a patent infringement case against Gillette and Proctor and Gamble.
  • Anton Piller order:  Representing ISP in a US-Israel cross technology - trade secret case, for an Anton Piller order, in the Tel Aviv District Court and the Israeli Supreme Court.
  • Copyright Injunction Litigation: Representing a major publisher in a preliminary injunction for text-books case in Tel Aviv District court (Israel).
  • Confidential arbitration: Representing artists in arbitration before an ex-supreme court judge, arising out of a dispute between the rights holders and ACUM - a corporation administering the rights assigned to it by its members.

Yonatan was born in Tel Aviv, Israel. He worked as an Application Engineer During his LL.B. studies. He received a LL.B. (Hons) degree; an LL.M. degree; and PhD (Law), thesis on the subject of "DAMAGES IN INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY PROCEDURES".

Yonatan practiced law at the offices of Calderon & Co., in Israel. Before that he served as a legal clerk for Dr. Nimrod Kozlovsky, Tel Aviv University, Law and Business Schools,.

Yonatan joined DWO as a partner in 2009.

Yonatan may be reached by phone on +972-3-6005572 or by email at yonatan@dwo.co.il.

Yotam Werzansky Orland
Yotam Werzansky Orland
Partner

Partner

Yotam Werzansky Orland serves as a partner in the firm's Litigation department.

Mr. Werzansky Orland's expertise is in legal consultancy and escort (commercial and litigation) in the fields of technology, solar energy, intellectual property, computer and internet law, emphasized on licensing and commercializing rights and escorting firms, inventors and artists in commercial deals. Mr. Werzansky Orland has experience in intellectual property law and has a profound background in the fields of computers and finance.

Among other issues, Mr. Werzansky Orland deals with high profile and complex litigation and business transaction cases and in representing firms in litigation processes in court, in front of the Israeli Patent Office and in arbitration proceedings on disputes over domain names.

Among the complex cases which Mr. Werzansky Orland handles are:

  • International negotiation: Representation of one of the largest international food chains in litigation and other legal disputes against the Israeli franchising company. Among others, issues of licensing, reputation, intellectual property, trademarks and operating and production methods had been discussed, as well as commercial contract issues which arise from franchising contracts.
  • Computers, Internet and commercial secrets: Representation of a mobile network operator in an international technological case, which deals with the illegal penetration to computer files, use of computer evidence captured illegally and complaints about damage to commercial secrets. The case is being held at the regional court of Tel-Aviv and in the Supreme Court in Jerusalem.
  • Spam Law: Escorting a big communications firm which specializes in email marketing. Mr. Werzansky Orland helped the firm in the certification process of receiving a unique license from the ministry of communication, despite correction no. 40 to the law of communication (Bezeq and Broadcasting) on the matter of the prohibition on sending spam messages.
  • Copyrights and industrial design: Representation of two of the largest Israeli retail chain which deal with commodities vs. Sony International, in a dispute concerning Sony Playstation products. The file is held at the central district court.
  • Copyrights: Representation of one of the largest publishing firms in Israel, in the request for preliminary injunction regarding alleged copyright infringement in textbooks. The case is being held at Tel-Aviv district court.
  • Patents: Representation of inventors in prosecution of patent infringement vs. Gilette and Procter and Gamble. The case is being held at Tel-Aviv district court.

Mr. Werzansky Orland was born in Tel Aviv and lives there. His native language is Hebrew and he is fluent in both English and Italian, as he studied veterinary medicine in Italy. Mr. Werzansky Orland holds is an LL.B. from the Interdisciplinary Center in Herzlyia and is about to finish his LL.M. with a thesis about Joint Authorship in the Copyright field.

Before joining DWO, Mr. Werzansky Orland managed the Intellectual Property department of a large commercial litigation law firm.

Mr. Werzansky Orland is a visiting lecturer on Intellectual Property, and has lectured to students of the Interdisciplinary Center in Herzlyia, in Tel-Aviv University, in Bar-Ilan University and in Minshar School of the Arts.

Mr. Werzansky Orland has joined as a partner to Bressler, Drori, Werzansky-Orland Law office in 2010.

Mr. Werzansky Orland may be reached by phone on +972-3-6005572 or by email at yotam@dwo.co.il.

Effi Fuks
Effi Fuks
Attorney, Consultant, Litigation Department

Attorney, Consultant, Litigation Department

Effi Fuks is in charge of technology, computers, and internet fields at the firm. Effi's expertise include litigation, negotiation with authorities, and legal and strategic consulting to companies and private entities in the following fields: IT Law, Privacy Law, Libel, Intellectual Property, and Copyright.

Mr. Fuks has experience as an entrepreneur and an advisor to numerous start-up companies in various fields.

Among the cases Mr. Fuks has worked on:

  • Domain Name disputes.
  • Disputes between Israeli advertising websites and social networking websites.
  • Advising and accompanyment of start-ups beginning at their establishment, fundraising and continuous work.
  • Litigation in numerous libel and Copyright cases.

Mr. Fuks was born in Rishon LeTziyon. He is a major and company commander in the IDF reserves. He has experience as a computer programmer and a computer programming instructor, and has an LL.B from the College of Management.

Mr. Fuks interned in the IT department at Pearl-Cohen-Zedek-Latzer Law Offices.

Mr. Fuks joined Drori-Werzansky-Orland & Co. in 2009.

Mr. Fuks can be reached at +972-3-6005572 or at effi@dwo.co.il

Jeremy Rutman
Jeremy Rutman
Patent attorney

Patent attorney

Dr. Jeremy Rutman is a Patent attorney in DWO. His practice encompasses a broad range of patent prosecution areas.

Dr. Jeremy Rutman was born and educated in the United States. He graduated with honors B.Sc degree in physics from the prestigious Harvard University, which is considered to be the leading university in the world. Later on Dr. Rutman received his M.Sc degree in physics and a Ph.D. in physics from the Technion.

Dr. Rutman has vast experience in drafting patent applications in various fields such as physics, computer hardware and software, electrical, mechanical, chemical, green energy, Internet, applications, and other areas.

Dr. Rutman has published articles in professional journals such as ElectroChimica Acta, Solid State Ionics and The Journal of the American Ceramic Society.

Dr. Rutman is very close to the field of green energy and sustainability and invests his time in research and development of various projects, including various developments in the field of electric vehicles.

Dr. Rutman interned and practiced as a patent attorney at the offices of Bressler & Co., in Israel.

Dr. Rutman joined to DWO in 2013.

Dr. Rutman may be reached by phone on +972-3-6005572 or by email at Jeremy@dwo.co.il.

 

Uria Yarkoni
Uria Yarkoni
Partner

Partner

Uria Yarkoni specialises in commercial litigation in the fields of software development, copyrights, computer law and privacy law, as well as class actions in the field of Law & Technology and administrative law with emphasis on freedom of information law.

Mr. Yarkoni has been practicing the field of Law & Technology for several years and has a background in technological entrepreneurship, both as a software designer and as a lawyer.


Mr. Yarkoni handles complex commercial litigation and representing companies, NPO and individuals in legal proceedings. Among his cases are:

    •    Class Action: representing an individual whose private information, disclosed while shopping online, leased due to the website’s negligence, in a motion to approve a class action at the Tel Aviv District Court.


   •    Freedom of Information Petition: representing the Movement for Freedom of Information on two petitions filed against the Ministry of Transportation, which declined publication of public transportation control reports. The case ended in a verdict in favor of the Movement at the Administrative Court in Jerusalem.


    •    Counselling a Suspect During a Criminal Investigation: Escorting and Counselling a company suspect of violating the Credit Data Services Law and the Protection of Privacy Law during its investigation at the Israeli Law, Information and Technology Authority.


    •    Software Development Contract Breach Action: representing software developers in an action brought by a company claiming the supplied product does not meet the specifications detailed in the signed Software Development Contract.


    •    Copyrights in Jewellery: representing a known jewel designer in an action brought against a competing jewel designer which copied its designs for commercial purposes.


    •    Commercial Counselling: giving expert opinions and escorting a multi-million users social network, while resolving issues emerging from the use of user generated content and ripping third party websites and social network.


Mr. Yarkoni resides in Tel Aviv. He was drafted to the Air Force “Talpiot” unit, and afterwards served in the Intelligence Core. Mr. Yarkoni has a graduate degrees in computer science and in law, both from Tel Aviv University.

Mr. Yarkoni is a teacher’s assistant of Dr. Karni Lotan’s Intellectual Property class at the Interdisciplinary Centre in Herzeliya and was a teacher’s assistant of Dr. Nimrod Kozlovsky’s Internet Law & Electronic Commerce class at Tel Aviv University. He also appears as a guest lecturer at the Freedom of Information Clinic at the College of Management and at Judges Conferences on the subject of Law & Technology. In the field of science, Mr. Yarkoni has experience in various areas of research and development, including aeronautics, telecommunications and mathematical models.

Mr. Yarkoni interned at the litigation department of Fischer-Behar-Chen-Well-Orion & Co., and afterwards worked under Dr. Kozlovsky at the field of Law & Technology. In 2010 he established his own law firm, which he operated until September 2013, when he joined as a partner to Drori-Werzansky-Orland & Co.

Vince Ravine
Vince Ravine
Attorney, Consultant

Attorney, Consultant

The office of Attorney Vince Ravine is DWO's executive branch in the United States of America. As such, Vince keeps the interests of the firm's Israeli clients in the US, as well as responsible for communication with the firm's American clients.
 
Vince has more than thirty years in the film and entertainment industries, commercially and legally speaking.
 
Vince holds a degree in economics and finance from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas and a law degree from Loyola Law School, Chicago.
 
Vince's clients include some of the largest film production companies in the world, producers, distributors and buyers from around the world.
 

Alex Nabedrik
Alex Nabedrik
Attorney, Consultant

Attorney, Consultant

Alex's expertise includes litigation, negotiation with authorities, and legal and strategic consulting to companies and private entities in the following fields: IT Law, Patent Law, Trademark Law, Copyrights, and commervial Torts.
 
Alex holds bachelor degrees in Law and Business Administration from The Interdisciplinary Center Herzilia.
 
Alex is fluent in Hebrew, Russian, and English.
 
Alex has interned in the Drori-Werzanski-Orland&Co Law Ofice and condinues since, working in our office. 
 
Alex joined Drori-Werzansky-Orland & Co. in 2013.
 

Iyar Stav
Iyar Stav
Attorney

Attorney

Iyar Stav deals with a variety of intellectual property law fields, such as copyright, trademarks, patents and plant breeders’ rights, as well as related fields such as internet, open source, privacy, collective rights management and others. Iyar has experience in complex litigation, legal consultancy, analysis and drafting of commercial contracts and licenses and negotiation.
 
Iyar is a graduate of the Hebrew University’s Faculty of Law, member of the Israeli Bar Association and a certified mediator. During his studies, Iyar has been active in the IP field, participated in the Hebrew University’s delegation to WIPO convention in Geneva, and published an article about copyright infringement in musical plagiarism as lead article in De Paul University’s Journal of Art, Technology and Intellectual Property.
 
Iyar did his internship with Gilat Bareket & Co. of Reinhold Cohn Group. Before that he had acquired experience and knowledge in a variety of technological and other fields such as telecommunication (RF, television broadcasting, satellite and fiber communication), audio/video engineering and credit card fraud prevention. Furthermore, Iyar has a profound knowledge and long experience in the fields of music, media and entertainment, which him in dealing with legal issues related to these fields.
 

Ofri Fuchs
Ofri Fuchs
Attorney and Mediator

Attorney and Mediator

Ofri Fuchs, Attorney and Mediator, serves as a production, artists and creators' counsel providing various legal services, including drafting production agreements as well as handling conflict resolutions.
 
Education:
LLB from Ono Academic College, with honors, 2016
Graduate of the Gevim Group Mediation and Practicum courses, 2013-2014
2 year Meisner Program at the Baron-Brown Acting Studio, Los Angeles, CA, 2006-2008
3 year Bachelor Program at the Nissan Nativ Acting Studio, Tel-Aviv, Israel, 1998-2001
 
Volunteer Programs:
”The Maftehot (“Keys”) Hostel" for Released Male-Batterers Prisoners, Rishon Le-Tzion, Israel
Sexual Assault Crisis Center, Tel Aviv, Israel
 
Ofri has interned in Drori-Werzanski-Orland&Co Law Office. 
 

 

Reuven K. Mouallem
Reuven K. Mouallem
Patent attorney, Consultant

Patent attorney, Consultant

Dr. Reuven Mouallem is a patent attorney who serves as special counsel and subject-matter expert for DWO in a wide array of technical fields spanning physics, software, electronics, and medical devices to industrial chemicals & processing, pharmaceuticals, and biotechnology, handling strategic client counseling, due diligence investigations, legal opinions, patent portfolio management and analysis, and prosecution of Israel, U.S., and foreign patent applications.
 
Strategic portfolio management and counseling clients is an integral part of Dr. Mouallem’s practice. An expert in US IP law, he further gained significant knowledge about the EPC and the diversity of laws and practice among the European national systems during his LL.M. studies at the University of Strasbourg. His knowledge of the European legal system, and how it differs from the United States, allows Dr. Mouallem to effectively counsel both European and U.S. clients with global interests in intellectual property.
 
Reuven holds a Master of Laws (LL.M.), Intellectual Property Law and Management (IPLM) from University of Strasbourg, a B.S. in Chemistry with a minor in Science and Technology Studies (STS) from the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI), and an M.S. in Management of Technology from Polytechnic University. He received his Ph.D. in Chemical Physics from the State University of New York at Stony Brook while he served as Research Collaborator at the Department of Physics and National Synchrotron Light Source (NSLS) of Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL).
 
Patents

Patents

Our firm is one of the leading law firms in the field of patent prosecution and litigation. We represent our clients in prosecuting and obtaining patent protection. We represent both claimants and respondents in patent infringement and unjust enrichment claims, in preliminary injunction procedures, in complex appeal proceedings, in arbitration and mediation proceedings and in proceedings before the Registrar of Patents, Designs and Trademarks. Our firm’s lawyers are widely experienced in dealing with the most challenging cases in the field of Patent litigation, of the utmost strategic importance to our clients.
Patent Litigation Patent Prosecution
Copyright

Copyright

We are one of the leading law offices in the copyright litigation domain. We represent both claimants and respondents in copyright infringement claims, in temporary relief proceedings for infringement of copyrights, in complex proceedings of appeal concerning copyrights, in arbitration and mediation proceedings concerning copyrights, and in international proceedings.
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Trademarks

Trademarks

Our firm is one of the leading law firms in the field of trademark litigation. We represent both claimants and respondents in claims of registered trademark infringement and passing off claims, in preliminary injunction procedures, in complex appeal proceedings regarding trademark infringement, in trademark arbitration and mediation proceedings and in proceedings before the Israeli Registrar of Patents, Designs and Trademarks. The lawyers at our firm are widely experienced in dealing with the most challenging cases in the field of Trademark litigation, of utmost strategic importance to our clients.
Trademark prosecution Trademarks litigation
Design patents

Design patents

DWO is one of the leading law firms in the field of design litigation. We represent both claimants and respondents in legal proceedings over registered design infringement and passing off claims, in preliminary injunction procedures, in complex appeal proceedings regarding design infringement, in arbitration and mediation proceedings and in proceedings before the Registrar of Patents, Designs and Trademarks. The lawyers at our Firm are widely experienced in dealing with the most challenging cases in the field of design rights litigation.
Design litigation Design Prosecution
Prosecution of computers and internet

Prosecution of computers and internet

Our office is one of the leading firms in litigation of internet and computer law. We represent plaintiffs and defendants in legal proceedings related to internet and computers, such as requesting interim orders for seizure and receivership related to computers (Anton Piller), in complex appeal processes, in arbitration and mediation proceedings of the Israeli Internet Association concerning domain names. The Firm's lawyers have extensive experience in coping with the most challenging cases in internet and computer cases, of vital importance to our clients.
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Trade Secrets

Trade Secrets

DWO is one of the leading law firms in infringement and trade secrets theft litigation and other commercial torts. We represent both claimants and respondents in claims for theft and infringement of trade secrets committed by former employees and competitors, in preliminary injunctions proceedings for theft of trade secrets, in appeal proceedings, in mediation and arbitration proceedings, in international proceedings, in civil and labor courts. The lawyers at our law office are widely experienced in dealing with the most challenging cases in the fields of trade secrets protection and litigation, of utmost strategic importance to our clients.
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Defamation, slander and privacy

Defamation, slander and privacy

The attornies at our firm have experience in dealing with the most complex and challenging of cases, pertaining to libel and privacy protection, mostly high-profile.
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Commercial Law

Commercial Law

Our firm assists companies, entrepreneurs, investors, authors and inventors in major economic business transactions in Israel and worldwide, with special emphasis on technology and intellectual property transactions. Our firm escorts the business at every stage of its development, from foundation, to rising of capital protection of intellectual property, drafting and editing contracts, conducting licensing and other negotiations, of mergers and acquisitions. The firm’s lawyers are experienced in dealing with the most challenging cases, with special emphasis on conducting negotiations and providing representation in technological transactions between corporations, trade agreements and license to use, due diligence procedures, accompanying technology companies and investors in capital raising processes.
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Patents

Patents

Patent your invention!

We specialize in patent editing in various technological fields, including: computer sciences, chemistry, biology, physics, product engineering, medical devices, and more. We represent creators from the begining steps of the initial idea through the various stages of implementation of the idea into protectable patent form.

 

Our uniqueness in the field of patent registration is in the phase of maturation of the initial idea into "patentable" form. For the editing and registration of the patent an ad-hoc comittee is created, comprised of experiensed commercial and economic patent attorneys, who have experience in dealing with patent infringement cases in court, as well as patent editors, with experienc in the relevant technological field. This combination of commercial and economic experience along with proffesional expertise is the secret to our success.

 

Our experience in the patent editing field has taken us to exciting places, including patents in the following areas: computers-hardware and software, medicine, biotechnology, medical devices, mechanical equipment, securities trading practices, communications,  personal hygiene products, plastics, building construction and more.

 

Patent editing services generally provided by the firm include:

  • Professional opinions in various fields: searches for "Patentability" of the invention; as well as Freedom to Operate-checking the patent for infringement of an existing patent.
  • Patent search, including analysis of the results.
  • Registration of Provisional Patent Application.
  • Patent Registration in Israel and around the world-editing and submission of patent applications around the globe, including addressing reservations of patent registrars.
  • Representation in objection to cancellation of patent registration cases in Israel and around the world.

In addition to patent registration and editing services, the legal team at the firm provides business and legal accompanyment to the creator in variuos fields embedded in the patent world:

  • Patent licensing
  • Patent sale
  • Confidentiality agreements
  • Establishment of patent-rich corporations and projects around the world
  •  Fundraising for the purpose of patent registration
  • Due dilligence IP
Patents

Patents

Patent your invention!

Our firm is one of the leading law firms in the field of patent litigation.  We represent both claimants and respondents in patent infringement and unjust enrichment claims, in preliminary injunction procedures, in complex appeal proceedings, in arbitration and mediation proceedings and in proceedings before the Registrar of Patents, Designs and Trademarks. Our firm’s lawyers are widely experienced in dealing with the most challenging cases in the field of Patent litigation, of the utmost strategic importance to our clients.

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 experience in the patent law domain encompasses claimed patent infringements in the following fields: computers, software and hardware, pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, medical devices, mechanical systems, securities trading methods, communication, hygiene products 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 the APPLE International and the 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.
Trademarks

Trademarks

Filing and prosecution

We are one of the leading firms in the field of registering trademarks in Israel and around the world.

The services of trademark filing that the firm offers including:

  • Searches for existing trademarks.
  • Registration of trademarks in Israel and around the world.

In addition to registration services of trademarks, our legal staff provides business and legal accompanyment in a number of fields:

  • Licensing agreements for the use of design patents.
  • Sale agreements for the use of design patents and industrial designs.
  • Licensing registration of trademarks.
Trademarks

Trademarks

Filing and prosecution

Our firm is one of the leading law firms in the field of trademark litigation.  We represent both claimants and respondents in claims of registered trademark infringement and passing off claims, in preliminary injunction procedures, in complex appeal proceedings regarding trademark infringement, in trademark arbitration and mediation proceedings and in proceedings before the Israeli Registrar of Patents, Designs and Trademarks. The lawyers at our firm are widely experienced in dealing with the most challenging cases in the field of Trademark litigation, of utmost strategic importance to our clients.

Recent key  cases dealt with by our firm's lawyers include:

  • Computer games trademark claims: Representation of two major Israeli retail chains specializing in consumer products vs. Sony worldwide, in a dispute over Sony Playstation products trademarks.
  • Trademark infringement claim in the fashion field: Representation of a leading Israeli fashion company in a trademark infringement claim.
  • Trademark claims in certification marks: Representation of the Society for the Protection of Animal Rights in a claim of infringement of a certification mark, "Freedom Eggs".
  • Objection to trademark: Representation of a well-known fashion company in an objection to the registration of foreign-origin trademark of in Israel. The case will be decided by the Registrar of Patents, Designs and Marks.
  • Objection a trademark application: Representation of a well-known fashion company over Competing Applications for Identical Marks. The case will be decided by the Registrar of Patents, Designs and Marks.
Design patents

Design patents

Filing and prosecution

We are one of the leading firms in the field of registering design patents in Israel and around the world.

The services of design patent filing that the firm offers including:

  • Searches for existing design patents.
  • Registration of design patents in Israel and around the world.

In addition to registration services of design patents, our legal staff provides business and legal accompanyment in a number of fields:

  • Licensing agreements for the use of design patents.
  • Sale agreements for the use of design patents and industrial designs.
Design patents

Design patents

Filing and prosecution

DWO is one of the leading law firms in the field of design litigation.  We represent both claimants and respondents in legal proceedings over registered design infringement and passing off claims, in preliminary injunction procedures, in complex appeal proceedings regarding design infringement, in arbitration and mediation proceedings and in proceedings before the Registrar of Patents, Designs and Trademarks. The lawyers at our Firm are widely experienced in dealing with the most challenging cases in the field of design rights litigation.

When dealing with design cases, an "ad hoc" professional team is put together, consisting of skilled lawyers in the field of design litigation and professionals in the relevant technology or industrial design field. This combination of legal proficiency and professional industrial design expertise is the key to our success in the field of design litigation in Israel.

Our experience in the field of design law encompasses claimed infringements in the following fields: Aluminum and metal profiles, garments, lighting products, cast molds, buttons, furniture, building products, hygiene products computer games and others.

Recent key  cases dealt with by our firm's lawyers include:

  • Lighting products designs: Representation of the main Israeli lighting fixtures companies in a claim of infringement of a design for electric bulb sockets and various lighting products. The case is currently being heard before the Israel Supreme Court of Justice in Jerusalem.
  • Computer games design: Representation of two major Israeli consumer product retail chains vs. the Sony Company worldwide, in a dispute concerning a Sony Playstation product design.
  • Preliminary injunction concerning Aluminum profiles: Representation of one of the major aluminum products company in Israel, in a request for a temporary injunction on grounds of infringement of an aluminum profile design.
Prosecution of computers and internet

Prosecution of computers and internet

Managing prosecutions in computer and internet law

Our office is one of the leading firms in litigation of internet and computer law. We represent plaintiffs and defendants in legal proceedings related to internet and computers, such as requesting interim orders for seizure and receivership related to computers (Anton Piller), in complex appeal processes, in arbitration and mediation proceedings of the Israeli Internet Association concerning domain names. The Firm's lawyers have extensive experience in coping with the most challenging cases in internet and computer cases, of vital importance to our clients.

Our experience in the field of computer and internet encompasses a wide variety of  fields, including cases of libel on the internet, copyright infringement on the internet, stealing of commercial secrets on the computer, copying of source codes, computer software and databases, revealing surfers ’identity, suppliers' and website owners ’liability for surfers' activities and others.

Recent key  cases dealt with by our firm's lawyers include:

  • Copyrights to website regulations: representation of lawyers in prosecution of copyright infringement of website regulations.
  • Copyrights to press photographs: representation of professional photographer for copyright infringement of press photographs published on the internet without credit or payment.
  • Copyrights to artistic pictures: representation of a photographer and artist in prosecution of copyright infringement of artistic photographs used in a wide-spread internet advertising campaign without credit or payment.
  • Industrial Design in computer games: representation of two of the largest Israeli commodity retailing networks against. SONY International, in a dispute over Sony Play-station products.
  • Computer capture and search in premises case (Anton Piller court order): representation of a communications provider in an international technological case, over illegal hacking into computer files, use of computer evidence captured illegally and abuse of commercial secrets. The case is currently being heard in the regional court of Tel-Aviv regional court and the Israeli Supreme Court in Jerusalem.
  • Facebook libel case: representation of a plaintiff in prosecution concerning libel spreading of libel on the “Facebook” network.
  • Software and source code: representation of a software firm vs. an ex-worker and share-holder claimed to have infringed the firm’s commercial secrets. , including court-ordered seizure of the ex-workers’ computer.
  • International patent case on software: representation of a major communications firm in negotiation about patent infringement vs. Microsoft International and Apple International.
Trade Secrets

Trade Secrets

Trade Secrets Litigation in Israel

DWO is one of the leading law firms in infringement and trade secrets theft litigation and other commercial torts.  We represent both claimants and respondents in claims for theft and infringement of trade secrets committed by former employees and competitors, in preliminary injunctions proceedings for theft of trade secrets, in appeal proceedings, in mediation and arbitration proceedings, in international proceedings, in civil and labor courts. The lawyers at our law office are widely experienced in dealing with the most challenging cases in the fields of trade secrets protection and litigation, of utmost strategic importance to our clients.

Our firm's experience in the field of trade secrets theft and other commercial torts encompasses cases of commercial torts for theft of trade secrets, including: computer hacking, working methods, customer lists, and classified technologies, breach of confidentiality and non-competition agreements and breach of the duty of loyalty.

Recent key  cases dealt with by our firm's lawyers include:

  • Search of premises and seizure of goods (Anton Piller Order): Representation of a communications supplier in an international technology case, including the seizure of computers on the grounds of hacking and infringement of trade secrets.. The case is currently being heard in the regional court of Tel-Aviv regional court and the Israeli Supreme Court in Jerusalem.
  • Software and source code:  Representation of a software company vs. a former employee and shareholder who allegedly made infringing use of company secrets, including court-ordered seizure of the former employee’s computer..
  • Water Purification Technology: Representation of a major technology company in Israel in negotiations over  trade secret infringement and unfair competition.
  • Trade secret theft in the financial domain: Representation of one of the major financial institutions in Israel in proceedings against a former employee, later employed by a competitor, who allegedly made use of confidential financial methods and confidential information, in breach of his employment  contract and the unfair competition law.
Defamation, slander and privacy

Defamation, slander and privacy

Defamation, slander and privacy

We are one of the top firms in litigation of defamation and privacy cases. We represent plaintiffs and defendants in slander case, court proceedings to expose web serfer information, complex appeal proceedings, mediation, and arbitration. The attornies at our firm have experience in dealing with the most complex and challenging of cases, pertaining to libel and privacy protection, mostly high-profile.

Our experience in slander and privacy laws have allowed us to work on diverse and complex libel cases regarding issues such as libel in the internet, libel on talk-backs, responsiblity of websites for the slanderous posts of its users, libel on social media websites, libel in op-ed printed media, libel in broadcast media (television), slander in the political world, and more... 

Among the main and complex cases dealt with by the attorneys at the firm:

  • Libel on Facebook: representation of a plaintiff in a libel lawsuit for slanderous comments posted by the user.
  • Libel in an op-ed publication in the newspaper: representation of a publisher as a defendant in a case claiming that an op-ed article contained libelous material.
  • Libel in a political article published in the newspaper: representation of a political figure sued, claiming they were the source of libelous material published in the newspaper.
  • Temporary relief request to prevent invasion of privacy: representation of a public figure in a motion to prevent the exposure of personal information and an article that was to be published in the newspaper.
  • Negotiation with Kolbotek to prevent the publishing of an article: representation of a public figure in negotiations with Kolbotek representatives to prevent and alter the details of research to be published.
Commercial Law

Commercial Law

Commercial Law consultation

Our firm assists companies, entrepreneurs, investors, authors and inventors in major economic business transactions in Israel and worldwide, with special emphasis on technology and intellectual property transactions. Our firm escorts the business at every stage of its development, from foundation, to rising of capital protection of intellectual property, drafting and editing contracts, conducting licensing and other negotiations, of mergers and acquisitions. The firm’s lawyers are experienced in dealing with the most challenging cases, with special emphasis on conducting negotiations and providing representation in technological transactions between corporations, trade agreements and license to use, due diligence procedures, accompanying technology companies and investors in capital raising processes.

Recent key  cases dealt with by our firm's lawyers include:

  • Patent Commercialization Negotiations: Representation of one of the major technology companies in the Israeli market in negotiations with Microsoft and Apple for the commercialization of patents.
  • International trademark license negotiations:  Representation of one of the largest international food companies in the world, in a legal dispute with the Israeli franchise holder over licensing rights,  reputation, intellectual property, trademarks operating and production methods..
  • Financial agreements: Representation of a leading finance company in negotiations concerning large scale international monetary transactions
  • Due diligence procedures: Carrying out due diligence procedures on a pharmaceutical company on behalf of a large potential purchaser in a- transaction estimated at hundreds of millions of Israeli Shekel (NIS).

OUR ISRAELI OFFICE 

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4 Floor, V-Tower , Bnei Brak
Israel
Tel: 03-6005572; Fax: 03-6005531
email: office@dwo.co.il
 
 

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