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

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, Association of Israel Patent Attorneys

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

Association of Israel Patent Attorneys, 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, Association of Israel Patent Attorneys

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

Association of Israel Patent Attorneys, 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

Association of Israel Patent Attorneys

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, Association of Israel Patent Attorneys

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

Association of Israel Patent Attorneys, 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

Association of Israel Patent Attorneys, 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

Association of Israel Patent Attorneys, 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
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
Paralegal
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

From the media

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