Dovev is a highly experienced lawyer who advises major global and domestic pharmaceutical and technology-based companies on a wide range of intellectual property issues involving patents, trademarks, designs, copyrights, trade secrets, counterfeiting and brand management, with a particular strength in the life sciences industry.
Dovev also has particular expertise advising on the full range of regulatory aspects relating to pharmaceuticals, life science products, medical devices and food supplements in Israel, including with regard to licensing, testing, manufacturing, Israeli Ministry of Health clearances, product registration, marketing, distribution and commercialisation, as well as product liability issues and class actions.
On the contentious side, Dovev regularly appears before the Israel Patents, Designs and Trademarks Office, including in pre-grant patent opposition proceedings, and all levels of Israeli civil courts and arbitration tribunals on IP cases, including cross-border IP proceedings. He also represents clients in regulatory matters, particularly petitions to the High Court of Justice.
Dovev's non-contentious practice includes advising on the commercial exploitation of intellectual property rights and IP legal due diligence within the context of M&A transactions, as well as the provision of legal opinions in the pharmaceutical field, in particular concerning issues of freedom to operate.
Dovev actively contributes to the Israeli legislative process on matters relating to intellectual property and regulatory matters, for example, representing the Pharmaceutical Division of the Manufacturer's Association of Israel on the drafting of Israel's main piece of legislation regulating medical devices, and assisting the Israeli Ministry of Health in the preparation of regulations and guidelines concerning pharmaceutical products and medical devices.