Last Updated October 14, 2019

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Gilat, Bareket & Co., Reinhold Cohn Group is the leading intellectual property consulting firm in Israel and offers a broad range of related services and expertise, including protection, asset management, due diligence, litigation and legal services. The firm operates in all areas of IP, such as patents, trade marks, 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., which specialises in litigation and the legal protection of intellectual property rights in patents, technology, brands, designs, creative works and inventions. Gilat, Bareket & Co. employs 24 attorneys at law, several of whom also hold academic degrees in sciences. Key practice areas include filing suits for patent infringement in courts, representing clients before the Patents Registrar, rendering opinions regarding infringement and freedom to operate, and counselling on service intentions. The author would like to thank Keren Lindenfeld and Tomer Rosenfeld, present and past associate attorneys of Gilat, Bareket & Co., Reinhold Cohn Group, for their assistance.

Representation is not mandatory, but highly recommended.

Duration

The period varies significantly between different technological fields. The period also changes over time (in recent years examination has been shortened in duration due to an increase in the number of patent examiners).

Based on the ILPTO Annual Report of 2017, the average prosecution period has shortened in the last few years. According to the Patent Office, this is due to re-organisation and more efficient examination procedures. Their report shows that recent prosecutions have lasted (in months):

  • 2017: mechanics and physics – 17; electronics, computers and medical devices – 15; chemistry and pharma – 24; biotechnology – 30; average – 21.5
  • 2016: mechanics, electronics, computers and medical devices – 16; chemistry and pharma – 26; biotechnology – 31; average – 24.3
  • 2015: mechanics, electronics, computers and medical devices – 21; chemistry and pharma – 29; biotechnology – 40; average – 30
  • 2014: mechanics, electronics, computers and medical devices – 22; chemistry and pharma – 24; biotechnology – 34; average – 26.6

Average Costs

For the national phase in Israel, from filing to grant, including professional fees and official fees (also varies between technological fields and the amount of work required from the local patent attorney):

  • life sciences:  USD7,000-8,500;
  • technology: USD7,000-7,300;
  • high-tech: USD6,100-7,000;
  • physics: USD5,500 - 7,000.

Please note that the duration and average costs relate only to the examination period and do not include opposition proceedings, which can significantly increase the cost and duration until the grant of the patent.

Gilat, Bareket & Co., Reinhold Cohn Group

26A Habarzel Street
PO Box 13136
Tel-Aviv
Israel
6113101

+972 3 567 2000

+972 3 567 2030

info@gilatadv.co.il www.rcip.co.il/en/gilat-bareket/
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Gilat, Bareket & Co., Reinhold Cohn Group is the leading intellectual property consulting firm in Israel and offers a broad range of related services and expertise, including protection, asset management, due diligence, litigation and legal services. The firm operates in all areas of IP, such as patents, trade marks, 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., which specialises in litigation and the legal protection of intellectual property rights in patents, technology, brands, designs, creative works and inventions. Gilat, Bareket & Co. employs 24 attorneys at law, several of whom also hold academic degrees in sciences. Key practice areas include filing suits for patent infringement in courts, representing clients before the Patents Registrar, rendering opinions regarding infringement and freedom to operate, and counselling on service intentions. The author would like to thank Keren Lindenfeld and Tomer Rosenfeld, present and past associate attorneys of Gilat, Bareket & Co., Reinhold Cohn Group, for their assistance.

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