• Noam Blei has extensive experience in advising and representing major multinational and domestic companies from a variety of sectors, including pharmaceutical, medical technology, aerospace, industrial and telecommunications companies, as well as universities and their technology transfer companies, on a wide range of contentious intellectual property matters, with a particular emphasis on patent and design disputes.

     

    Noam's practice includes advising on matters relating to the enforcement, validity, ownership and inventorship of patents and the provision of freedom to operate opinions. Noam's regularly represents clients on patent opposition and revocation proceedings before the Israel Patent Office and patent enforcement proceedings before the courts. He also specialises in representing clients in disputes relating to service inventions, including before the Compensation and Royalty Committee of the Israel Patent Office.

     

    Noam also advises and represents clients on the protection and enforcement of other intellectual property rights, including trademarks, designs and trade secrets. In the field of designs, Noam represents rights holders whose registered or unregistered designs are being copied or imitated in this jurisdiction.

  • Noam’s extensive experience includes:

     

    • Representing Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd., the world's largest manufacturer of generic drugs, in numerous patent opposition proceedings. Among other matters, Noam represented Teva in opposition proceedings, that led to the rejection of opposing patent applications relating to 'blockbuster' drugs
    • Preparation of revocation proceedings in the field of plant-breeders’ rights on behalf of a major research & development company in the biotechnology field
    • Providing ongoing advice to Teva on various aspects of patent law, including freedom to operate opinions
    • Advising and representing Israel’s leading technology transfer companies, such as Ramot at Tel Aviv University and Yissum at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and generally advising them on matters relating to technology transfer and service patents
    • Appearing in a patent infringement action in defence of Nokia, one of the world’s largest manufacturers of cellular telephones with a presence in Israel
    • Defending two of Israel's leading universities, the Weizmann Institute and Tel Aviv University, against a petition invoking the Freedom of Information Law
    • Representing Iscar Cutting Tools against a claim brought by a former employee before the Compensation and Royalties Committee, seeking compensation for alleged service inventions
    • The European Legal 500 - 2012 recommends Noam for his work in the field of Intellectual Property.

  • Noam is a member of AIPPI - the International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property.

     

    Noam is a former member of the editorial boards of the Tel Aviv Law Review and the Ono Academic College’s Kiryat Hamishpat Law Review.