About us

CDS -
WHERE IP
ASSETS MEET
HUMAN VALUES

Cohn, de Vries, Stadler & Co. is a modern and dynamic firm concentrating decades of joint experience in providing high-quality IP services. Our team of experts brings together IP expertise, technical knowledge, and business vision across a wide range of markets and technologies.

Our holistic approach to IP services is tailored into your business strategy, uniqueness, competitive landscape and organizational structure to maximize your goals. We proactively assist in identifying your IP needs and adjusting the IP strategy to maximize value of your intellectual assets.

We form strong partnerships with our clients, and through a flexible and creative approach to intellectual property, enable them to achieve goals, grow their business, protect and profit from their intellectual property assets, and strategically position themselves to best meet future challenges.

Your long-lasting success is our passion

Ranking & Recognition

Dun & Bradstreet

In 2021, following our first submission as a firm, the renowned Israeli ranking guide Dun & Bradstreet ranked Cohn, de Vries, Stadler & Co. as a leading firm in the Patent Prosecution practice area in Israel.

The Legal 500

The prestigious guide The Legal 500 ranked our firm in Tier 2 of its Patent: Filing and prosecution practice area, after only one year in operations.

The Legal 500 also selected Dr. Ilan Cohn as Leading Individual in the area of Patent: Filing and prosecution

Chambers & Partners

The global ranking guide Chambers & Partners ranked Dr. Ilan Cohn in Band 1 of its recent rankings of Patent & Trade Mark Agents in Israel. The guide notes that Ilan “is a well-reputed lawyer with notable strength in matters of patent prosecution,” and that he is “an intelligent and well-spoken attorney, and has that presence where a client wants to seek him out for advice."

IAM

In its 2021 issue, the IAM Strategy 300 Global Leaders guide listed Dr. Ilan Cohn as one of the world leaders in the IP sector. IAM noted that "Ilan Cohn has a bright business mind and is gifted at harnessing patents and other rights to address his clients' commercial needs. Strategically savvy and trend aware, he stays on the cutting edge of modern intellectual property development."

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Our Team

Dr. Ilan Cohn
Founding Partner, Patent Attorney

Dr. Ilan Cohn

Founding Partner
Patent Attorney
Contact Info
T +972 – (0)73-3989000
Ilanc@cds-ip.co.il
Education

Ph.D. Biology, 1988, Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

Experience

Ilan is a highly experienced professional in a vast range of IP areas. Among his expertise, gained in 35 years of professional practice, is IP strategy and turning IP rights into first tier, value-generating assets. He advises many large, medium and small enterprises in IP matters, assisting and often leading business development and IP transaction processes. He is widely known for his expertise and received top tier rankings in all local and international professional guides.

Professional Expertise

IP Strategic Counseling, IP Transactions & Licensing, IP Due Diligence, Patents, Trademarks, Designs, Plant Breeders’ Rights

Technologies

Agritech, Foodtech, Life Science, Healthcare & Digital Health, Medical Devices, Pharmaceuticals, Chemical, Cleantech & Renewables, Consumer Products, Manufacturing, Water Technologies

Memberships

AIPPI, LES, FICPI, INTA, Israel Patent Attorneys Association

Recognition

Ilan has been recognized as one of the leading patent attorneys in Israel, and was ranked by the international ranking guide Chambers and Partners in the top tier of the Intellectual Property: Patent & Trade Mark Agents practice area.

Chambers and Partners noted that Ilan “ is a well-reputed lawyer with notable strength in matters of patent prosecution... He's an intelligent and well-spoken attorney, and has that presence where a client wants to seek him out for advice. He's a very pleasant man as well."

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Ilan has been recognized as one of the leading patent attorneys in Israel, and was ranked by the international ranking guide Legal 500: leading individuals: intellectual property: filing and prosecution: patents

The Legal 500 – The Clients Guide to Law Firms

Svetlana Stadler
Founding Partner, Patent Attorney

Svetlana Stadler

Founding Partner
Patent Attorney
Contact Info
T +972 – (0)73-3989000
Svetlanas@cds-ip.co.il
Education

M.Sc. Physics, 1984, University of Kishinev, Moldova
Central College of Patent Studies, 1987, Moscow, Russia

Experience

Svetlana has over 25 years of experience in management of the IP matters of companies including portfolio management, strategic counseling, due diligence, opinions regarding patentability and FTO issues, patent invalidation and oppositions, as well as drafting and prosecuting patent applications in a vast range of physics areas, and search strategies and search results analysis. Svetlana works for start-up companies, entrepreneurs, IP companies of higher education institutions and venture capital funds, large corporations and multi-international companies.

Professional Expertise

IP Strategic Counseling, IP Due Diligence, Patent filing and prosecution, IP Portfolio Management

Technologies

Electronic devices, Semiconductor materials and devices, Optics, Electro-Optics, Medical Devices, Energy production, Laser systems, Nanotechnology, Imaging, Digital printing, Communication, Computer Science

Memberships

Israel Patent Attorneys Association, AIPPI

David De Vries
Founding Partner, Patent Attorney

David De Vries

Founding Partner
Patent Attorney
Contact Info
T +972 – (0)73-3989000
David@cds-ip.co.il
Education

B.Sc. Mechanical Engineering, Cum Laude, 1986, Ben-Gurion University

Experience

David has vast experience of over 30 years in different IP related fields, including developing IP protection strategies, drafting patent and design applications in a variety of domains, and their prosecution. In addition, David is experienced in providing opinions on patentability and freedom to operate issues, and consulting throughout stages of IP decision making.

Professional Expertise

Patents, Designs, IP Due Diligence, IP Strategic Counseling.

Technologies

Military Technology, Machinery, Engineering, Agritech, Automotive, Aviation, Aerospace & Defense, Cleantech & Renewables, Construction & Engineering, Consumer Products, Foodtech, Manufacturing Technologies, Medical Devices, Packaging (PackTech), Water Technologies, Energy

Memberships

AIPPI (Israel Section), FICPI, Israel Patent Attorneys Association

Myriam Schnur
Founding Partner, Patent Attorney

Myriam Schnur

Founding Partner
Patent Attorney
Contact Info
T +972 – (0)73-3989000
Myriams@cds-ip.co.il
Education

M.Sc. in Applied Physics, 2004, Microelectronics and electro-optics department of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem
B.Sc, Physics, 2001, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem
B.Mus in the performance arts, The Rubin Academy of music and dance.

Experience

Myriam has over 15 years of experience in management of the IP matters of technology-based ventures, including portfolio management and strategic counseling. She works with start-up companies, university technology transfer companies, large corporations and multi-international companies. She provides infringement opinions, due diligence, patents invalidation and oppositions, as well as opinions regarding patentability issues, search strategies, search results analysis, or FTO evaluations. Myriam also has extensive experience in drafting and prosecuting patent applications in a vast range of physics areas.

Professional Expertise

IP Strategic Counseling, Patents, IP Due Diligence.

Technologies

Medical Devices, Optics, Semiconductors, Energy production, Nanotechnology, Imaging, Water Technologies

Memberships

Israel Patent Attorneys Association, AIPPI

Edith Sokol
Founding Partner, Patent Attorney

Edith Sokol

Founding Partner
Patent Attorney
Contact Info
T +972 – (0)73-3989000
Ediths@cds-ip.co.il
Education

MBA, 2010, Technion
M.Sc. Chemical Engineering, 2008, Technion
B.Sc. Materials engineering & B.A. Chemistry, 2002, Technion

Experience

Edith is a patent attorney with vast experience in strategic IP counseling and IP portfolio-building and management in all fields of materials science and chemistry, pharmaceuticals, polymer science, nanotechnology, chemical engineering and process development, water technologies, medical devices, and more. Her clients span over a broad range of companies, starting from local start-ups and up to international companies.

Before becoming a patent attorney, Edith was a senior R&D chemical and materials engineer in the industry.

Professional Expertise

IP Strategic Counseling, Patents, IP Portfolio Management, IP Due Diligence

Technologies

Chemistry, Material science and engineering, Life science & Healthcare, Chemical engineering, Medical Devices, Packaging (PackTech), Water Technologies, Cleantech & Renewables, Construction & Engineering, Consumer Products, Foodtech, Agritech

Memberships

Israel Patent Attorneys Association

Inna Novikova
Founding Partner, Patent Attorney

Inna Novikova

Founding Partner
Patent Attorney
Contact Info
T +972 – (0)73-3989000
Innan@cds-ip.co.il
Education

Central College of Patent Studies, 1987, St. Petersburg
M. Sc. Technical Physics, 1981, St. Petersburg Polytechnical University

Experience

Inna is a highly experienced, value-adding patent attorney specializing in patent-related services for high-tech clients. She is a former business executive at ECI, Seabridge, Starhome, and Xpert Technologies, a former partner at a leading patent attorneys firm. With an impressive track record and industry experience, Inna brings to high-tech clients superb IP strategic counseling, invention harvesting, and patent portfolio building and managing.

Professional Expertise

IP Strategic Counseling, IP Audit, IP Due Diligence, IP Intelligence, M&A Advisory, Patents

Technologies

Computer-related inventions, including communication, storage, cybersecurity, Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML), Big Data, Digital Health.

Memberships

AIPPI, Israel Patent Attorneys Association

Zvi Jacobson
Partner, Patent Attorney

Zvi Jacobson

Partner
Patent Attorney
Contact Info
T +972 – (0)73-3989000
Zvij@cds-ip.co.il
Education

B.Sc., Electrical and Computer Engineering, 1997, Ben-Gurion University, Beer-Sheva

Experience

Zvi is an experienced patent attorney and has been handling IP matters in Israel and worldwide for more than 2 decades. Zvi practices patent searches, patentability opinions, drafting and prosecuting patent applications in electrical engineering, electronics, software engineering, mechanics, optics, medical devices, and cryptosystems.

Professional Expertise

Patents

Technologies

Electrical Engineering, Medical Devices, Electronic Devices, Renewable Energy, Electro-Optics, Imaging, Optics

Memberships

Israel Patent Attorneys Association, AIPPI

Sa’ar Alon
Founding Partner, Advocate

Sa’ar Alon

Founding Partner
Advocate
Contact Info
T +972 – (0)73-3989000
Saara@cds-ip.co.il
Education

MBA, 2014, Bar Ilan University
LL.B., 2005, College of Management Academic Studies
Licensed mediator since 2004

Experience

Sa’ar’s practices include product and brand protection strategic counseling, representation of local and International clients in the area of industrial design protection, legal services related to the filing and prosecution of design applications in Israel and abroad, and additional aspects of intellectual property. Sa'ar is a member of AIPPI Standing Committee on Designs and INTA’s Non-Traditional Marks Committee and a former member of INTA's Design Committee.

Professional Expertise

IP Strategic Counseling, Product and Brand Protection, Industrial Designs, Trademarks.

Memberships

Israel Bar Association, AIPPI, INTA

Dr. Mirit Lotan
Founding Partner, Patent Attorney

Dr. Mirit Lotan

Founding Partner
Patent Attorney
Contact Info
T +972 – (0)73-3989000
Miritl@cds-ip.co.il
Education

Ph.D. Biology, 1994, The Weizmann Institute of Science

Experience

Mirit is a highly knowledgeable professional with 25 years of experience in IP, including 10 years within the biotech industry combining IP with licensing and business development. Mirit is experienced in diverse fields of basic biology and biotechnology, including molecular biology, drug development, diagnostics, therapeutic antibodies, vaccines and more. Mirit's clients include multi-national corporations, academia and research institutes, as well as start-up companies. Mirit's expertise ranges from patent drafting and prosecution, patentability and freedom to operate analyses, and strategic consultation on IP matters.

Professional Expertise

Patents, IP Strategic Counseling, IP Due Diligence

Technologies

Life sciences, Pharmaceuticals, Digital Health, Medical Devices, Agritech

Memberships

Israel Patent Attorneys Association, AIPPI

Erin Sherf
Advocate

Erin Sherf

Advocate
Contact Info
T +972 – (0)73-3989000
Erins@cds-ip.co.il
Education

LL.B., College of Law and Business, 2017
Certified mediator since 2014

Experience

Erin has been practicing law since 2016. Before dealing in IP law, she handled administrative law and performed legal proceedings, negotiation and a wide range of general legal counselling through her work with local authorities and public organizations.

In her current position Erin mainly consults and handles filing and prosecution of industrial design applications for local and international clients, in Israel and abroad.

Professional Expertise

Designs, Trademarks

Technologies

Consumer Products, Packaging (PackTech), Automotive, Aviation, Aerospace & Defense, Telecommunications & Media, Medical Devices

Memberships

Israel Bar Association

Lior Cohn
COO, Patent Attorney

Lior Cohn

COO
Patent Attorney
Contact Info
T +972 – (0)73-3989000
Liorc@cds-ip.co.il
Education

B.Sc., Physics @ Biology, 2015, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv

Experience

Lior is experienced in drafting patent applications and managing patent prosecution procedures in a variety of technological fields, including medical devices, optics, MEMS-based technologies, energy generation production systems, water desalination technologies, water purification systems, mechanics, sensors and RF-based systems. Lior practices complex due diligence studies that include patentability analyses and freedom to operate analyses.

Professional Expertise

Patent Portfolio Management, IP Strategic Counseling, IP Due Diligence, Patentability Studies, Freedom to Operate Studies.

Technologies

Medical Devices, Aviation, Aerospace & Defense, Water Technologies, Optics, MEMS

Memberships

Israel Patent Attorneys Association, AIPPI

Irene Ezratty-Farhi
Trademark Lawyer (Of Counsel)

Irene Ezratty-Farhi

Trademark Lawyer (Of Counsel)
Contact Info
T +972 – (0)73-3989000
irenee@cds-ip.co.il
Education

LL.M. in International Private Law from the University of Paris (Sorbonne).

Experience

Irene is a trademark Lawyer and Notary in Israel. In the last 15 years she has been dealing with branding and trademark registration. She has acquired her extensive experience in the most prominent Israeli law firms in the field of intellectual property until she established her independent practice almost a decade ago.

Professional Expertise

Irene handles all aspects related to the management of a trademark portfolio, including brand selection, preliminary searches, trademark registration in Israel and worldwide, and she deals with all events that may occur during the life of a trademark, such as office actions, oppositions, cancellation, assignment or licensing.

Memberships

INTA (International Trademark Association) Intellectual Property Committee of the Israel Bar Association Trademark Consultant at the Israel Export Institute

ALINA BAR
Patent Attorney

ALINA BAR

Patent Attorney
Contact Info
T +972 – (0)73-3989000
alinab@cds-ip.co.il
Education

B.Sc. Physics and Astronomy, 2012, Tel Aviv University

Experience

Alina has been practicing for almost a decade in leading IP firms in Israel, where she gained comprehensive experience and expertise in a vast variety of IP disciplines. She serves clients in the fields of high-tech and physics, as well as others from government institutions, academia, start-up companies, well-established companies, and private clients. Alina has extensive experience in managing IP portfolios, providing patentability assessments, drafting and prosecuting patent and industrial design applications world-wide, as well as representing foreign clients before the Israeli Patent Office.

Professional Expertise

IP Portfolio Management, Patents (drafting and prosecution world-wide), Patentability Studies, Industrial Designs, Trademarks

Technologies

Artificial Intelligence, Big Data, Communication, Computer Science, Cybersecurity, Digital Printing, Machine Learning, Medical Devices, MEMS, Military Technology, Nanotechnology, Optics, Semiconductor Technology

Memberships

Israel Patent Attorneys Association

IRIS MONIS
CFO& Internal Auditor, Advocate, CPA ISR.

IRIS MONIS

CFO& Internal Auditor, Advocate, CPA ISR.
Contact Info
T +972 – (0)73-3989000
irism@cds-ip.co.il
Education

LL.M. in Commercial Law, 2008, Tel Aviv University (in collaboration with UC Berkeley)
CPA ISR., 1996, Accountants Council, Israel Ministry of Justice
B.A. Economics and Accounting, 1993, Tel Aviv University

Experience

Iris has nearly twenty years of experience in a variety of senior positions in financial supervision and internal auditing. She has worked in private and public enterprises, including: the Israel Ministry of Finance, the Bank of Israel, high-tech companies, financial institutions, health institutions, and international companies. Iris was a senior consultant at one of the largest accounting firms in the country, with a specialization in risk management and internal audit. In her previous position, Iris served for 15 years as the Chief Internal Auditor at one of the leading intellectual property firms in the country.

Memberships

Israel Bar Association

IGOR LAJANSKI
Intern

IGOR LAJANSKI

Intern
Contact Info
T +972 – (0)73-3989000
igorl@cds-ip.co.il
Education

B.Sc. Biophysics, 2016, Bar-Ilan University

Experience

Igor began his patent attorney internship while finishing his degree in biophysics. He interned in the physics department of a leading Israeli IP firm before joining Cohn, de Vries, Stadler & Co. Igor has extensive experience in dealing with diverse issues in the field of intellectual property, working with startups, medium-sized companies, and very large corporations from Israel and abroad.

Professional Expertise

Patents (drafting and prosecution world-wide), Patentability Studies, Freedom to Operate studies

Technologies

Artificial Intelligence, Big Data, Communication, Computer Science, Cybersecurity, Digital Printing, Machine Learning, Medical Devices, MEMS, Military Technology, Nanotechnology, Optics, Semiconductor Technology.

LITAL DAVID-DAGAN
Head of Paralegal Department
MIMI PERETZ
Senior Paralegal, M.Sc. Elec. Eng.
DR. HADAS MOR
Paralegal
PAOLA BARNES
Paralegal
EFRAT LEVKOWITZ
Paralegal
ELSA LALOU-SADOT
IP Renewal Manager
RONY YEHOSHAFAT
Paralegal
IRINA ROITMAN
Paralegal Assistant
AYELET SHWARTZ
Media and Client Relations
DINA ELIASOOF
Co-Office Manager
MIRI SHEDLEZKI
Co-Office Manager
ELI PETER
Maintenance & logistics
Aleksey Belov
IS&IT Manager

Our Services

Cohn, de Vries, Stadler & Co. is a one stop professional service provider to knowledge and IP-based enterprises for building and growing value and revenue-generating IP assets. We combine many decades of expertise of leading IP professionals from a very wide range of IP disciplines to offer a full gamut of IP services, from in-depth analysis of a patent landscape, expert advice on how to better protect knowledge and ideas through to the build-up of high tier value-generating portfolios of patents and other IP assets.

The professional services we provide, include, among others

  • Strategic IP related

    including devising and implementing IP strategy, IP due diligence and audit, freedom-to-operate (FTO) and patentability studies, consultancy on standard-essential patents, inventions’ harvesting, advisory on M&A and licensing-related IP services

  • Patent related

    including drafting and prosecuting patent applications, management of patent portfolio, prior art and FTO searches and opinions.

  • Designs

    including managing international designs portfolio, prior art searches, filing and prosecution ,FTO searches and opinions.

  • Trademark related

    including assistance in branding, trademark clearance searches, filing and prosecuting trademark applications

  • IP litigation support
  • IP monetization

    including sale and licensing of patent and other IP assets and enforcement of IP rights

News

The Legal 500

CDS is ranked as a leading firm in The Legal 500

We are honored and proud! Our firm has been ranked by the Legal 500 esteemed ranking guide as a leading firm in Israel (Patents Filing and Prosecution category)!



The Legal 500
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PlasticTime - Israeli Plastics Magazine

Patents made of Plastic
(By Ayelet Shwartz)

The Israeli plastics industry is a major export industry and integrates into every area of our lives. Like any industry that wants to maintain its relevance, it is rich in developments in the invention of products, raw materials, technologies for their processing, and working methods and production. Protecting development rights through a patent is an effective way to maintain a market advantage and prevent legal complications that involve infringing the rights of others, sometimes inadvertently or from a lack of knowledge.

In the attached article published in PlasticTime - Israeli Plastics Magazine , David de Vries, a Founding Partner at our firm, and Yaron Reshef, one of our esteemed clients and the owner of Testa Technologies, a major player in the plastics industry, answer key questions regarding the importance of IP.

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People & Computers

How to protect our inventions?

Dr. Ilan Cohn, who has three decades of experience in the field of patents, recommends how to conduct, especially when it comes to deals of mergers and acquisitions.
By Yehuda Confortas

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Dun's100

Cohn, de Vries, Stadler & Co

Cohn, de Vries, Stadler & Co – A Leading Firm in the "Intellectual Property Patent Prosecution" category for 2021

We are proud and excited for the privilege of being one of the leading firms in the prestigious Dun's100 rankings in the "Intellectual Property Patent Prosecution" category for 2021! A firm like ours, in its first year of operation, that enters the ranking, is a precedent-setting event, for which we owe a debt of gratitude to our loyal clients and wonderful staff. Congratulations to all the others ranked!

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Dr. Ilan Cohn has been recognized as one of the leading patent attorneys in Israel, and was ranked by the international ranking guide Chambers and Partners in the top tier of the Intellectual Property: Patent & Trade Mark Agents practice area.

Chambers and Partners noted that Ilan “ is a well-reputed lawyer with notable strength in matters of patent prosecution... He's an intelligent and well-spoken attorney, and has that presence where a client wants to seek him out for advice. He's a very pleasant man as well."

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Maariv

Three senior patent attorneys are setting up a new firm

A major change in the field of intellectual property in Israel: Three senior partners from the Reinhold Cohn Group, decided to separate and establish a new firm called Cohn, de Vries, Stadler & Co. "We intend to be a significant factor in intellectual property”.

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The Jerusalem Post

Three Senior Patent Attorneys Establish a New Firm:

“Intend to be a Significant Player in the Israeli IP Scene”

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Forbes

IP-Key Asset of the Modern Economy: What is to be Expected Following the Covid-19 Pandemic (By Ilan Cohn)

Intellectual property (IP) is a key economic driver of the modern economy and is changing its role from a tool for maintaining exclusivity, to one that supports collaboration between stakeholders, each sharing their IP for a common goal.

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Calcalist

An earthquake in Reinhold Cohn:
3 executives retire to new office

Three patent attorneys, including the grandson of the firm's founder, are retiring from Israel’s leading intellectual property firm due to "ideological differences." More retirees from the firm are expected to join the three.

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Walla

Patented: three partners, one intellectual property firm

Dr. Ilan Cohn, David de Vries and Svetlana Stadler have set up new practice with a staff of 25 employees, that handles thousands of patent, design, and trademark cases: "We intend to be a significant factor in the field of intellectual property in Israel”.

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Contact

Cohn, de Vries, Stadler & Co.
Tel. +972.73.3989000
Fax. +972.73.3989049
info@cds-ip.co.il
Ziv Towers, Tower D,
24 Raoul Wallenberg St.
Tel Aviv 6971924, Israel
Mailing address:
P.O.B 13216
Tel Aviv 6113102, Israel