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The Israeli Supreme Court: Patent rights do not override Patients' rights!
  • The Israeli Supreme Court: Patent rights do not override Patients' rights!

    By Tal Band, Chair of the Intellectual Property practice group | 30/06/2016


    In a landmark judgment[1] rendered on June 15, 2016, the Supreme Court allowed an appeal filed by The Manufacturers Association of Israel (“the Association”), but denied that filed by Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp. (“MSD”), thereby determining that MSD's patent term extension (“PTE”) for ezetimibe (EZETROL®, marketed in the US under the name ZETIA®), has expired. The judgment has significant importance, both with respect to the constitutionality, as well as to the purposive interpretation of the amendment of the Israeli Patents Law, 1967 back in 2006.

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  • Adv. Shoshana Gavish, Chair of our Employment Law practice, addressed this issue in an interview with Globes, as she discussed a recent ruling handed down by the Tel Aviv Labor Court in which compensation rendered for gender discrimination was significantly reduced due to the candidate's having secretly recorded the to-be employer. Adv. Gavish noted that, “though the recording is not invalid as evidence, its circumstances may impair its evidential force. In addition, such a recording undermines the requirements of good faith and decency fundamental in the employment relationship." For the full article, click here: https://lnkd.in/gDYZhig

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  • Adv. Avigail Kastiel and Adv. Guy Bornstein, from our Real Estate Department, represented The Minrav Group in this sale. To read the full article in Globes click here >> https://lnkd.in/giHuV9G

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  • A research, conducted by financial newspaper "Globes", reviewed numerous tax rulings issued in recent years, and found that the Israeli Tax Authority won the vast majority of its cases in the Supreme Court.

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  • Gavish and Kovacs emphasized the significance of the Supreme Court's ruling that examined the validity of the decision, which limited the length of employment period of legal assistants in Israel, and highlighted the fact that the court ordered collective negotiations with the workers' representatives. For the full article on Globes, please access>> https://lnkd.in/gEdCAkR

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  • Do you buy small plots of land from private landowners and file a claim for joint liquidation, which often ends with the appointment of a receiver and the sale of the plot? Is this unreasonable pressure on minority landowners or the only way to redeem the land from stagnation and start construction? Attorney Gilad Katz, a partner in the firm's Litigation department, was interviewed by Globes about this dilemma. For the full report of the phenomenon in Globes click here>>> לינק: https://lnkd.in/gktmxwX

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  • In his article in the financial newspaper Calcalist, attorney Amir Assali, Partner in our Capital Markets practice, discussed the Blockchain technology's potential to reduce trading costs and shorten settlement times. To read the full article on Calalist, please access>> https://lnkd.in/gR6_rRE

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  • The lawsuit was rejected by the Compensation and Royalties Committee, which stated that employees subject to collective agreements, which regulate the issue of compensation for employee inventions, will not be able to sue the employer for additional compensation. Attorney Tal Band, Chair of the Intellectual Property Practice Group, attorneys Noam Blei and Ofir Pozner, partners at our firm, advised on this case. To read the full article on Globes, please access>> https://lnkd.in/gABGj6u

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  • Proud to be part of the Tel Aviv Light Rail's Red Line

    By S. Horowitz & Co. | 03/08/2017


    S. Horowitz & Co. is proud to be part of the largest, and one of the most impactful, infrastructure projects in Israel – Tel Aviv Light Rail's Red Line, which began construction two years ago. We would like to congratulate our client, S.S. Construction of Red Line LTD. (comprising of Shikun & Binui Solel Boneh Infrastructure and China Railway Tunnel Group) for reaching this significant milestone in the Light Rail's project. We look forward to continuing this fruitful collaboration, and making further progress towards a project that will revolutionize the future of transportation system in the Tel Aviv metropolitan area. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7a1joPSPW5Y&feature=youtu.be

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  • This week, we successfully represented Sharp motion to approve a class action, filed by the "Hatzlacha" association, against five foreign companies. Attorneys Hagai Doron, Uriel Prinz and Gitit Levin Grinberg, partners in S. Horowitz & Co.'s Dispute Resolution and Antitrust Practice Groups, the Supreme Court, decided to block local customers from suing foreign companies operating in Israel, which they say were allegedly part of an international cartel causing them financial damage. To read the full article on financial newspaper The Marker, please access>> https://www.themarker.com/law/1.4318509

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  • After years of delays and long negotiations between the landowners of Kikar Hamedina Towers and Tel Aviv Municipality, a development agreement has finally been signed and a request for a building permit submitted to Tel Aviv District Planning and Building Committee. The project will comprise three residential towers of 50 floors each and with 453 units in total. Head of our Real Estate department, attorney Avigail Kastiel, who represents the 250 landowners, discussed the partnership agreement in an interview with the financial newspaper Globes. For the full article, please access>> https://lnkd.in/gsjBaW4

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