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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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  • Although the economy focuses the rights owners on target markets, it nonetheless frequently dictates the setting up of production and storage sites in other territories. All of these call for meticulous planning and coordination when implementing strategy for the enforcement of patents, and preparation in advance. Our firm, in collaboration with KPMG, the Washington law firm Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox, the London law firm, Mishcon de Reya LLP and the German law firm, VOSSIUS & PARTNER Partner, hosted a unique seminar this week attended by leading figures in the hi-tech and biotech industry. Members on the various panels included also Adv. Tal Band, Chair of our firm's Intellectual Practice Group and Adv. Anthony Bloch, Chair of our firm's Corporate and Commercial Practice Group. The discussion focused on intellectual property strategies, dealing with global challenges in patent protection, as well as M&A transactions.

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  • It is not without reason that the vast majority of our partners started their professional path with us. Today, we are honored to welcome Adv. Meital Malkiel into this tradition as a Partner in our Infrastructure and Energy Practice Group, and Adv. Tomer Scheuerman as a Partner in our Cyber Practice Group. We congratulate Meital and Tomer, and feel very proud of their success. We are confident that we will continue to enjoy the fruits of their professional skills.

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  • After IP Stars ranked us, once again, as the only leading firm in the field, amongst the large commercial law firms in Israel, Tal Band, head of our IP Practice Group, along with the Partners Avi Ordo, Ran Vogel and Dovev Apel received stars in the guide’s individual rating, garnering recognition for their professionalism, expertise, extensive and unique knowledge.

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  • The Government has Crossed the Line

    By S. Horowitz & Co. | 19/06/2018


    An action filed by Adv. and Partner Amir Caspari and Adv. Barack Lifshits of our firm revealed an extraordinary story: buyers of private land near Zur Igal and Kochav Yair were astonished to discover that, according to the government, the land is not within the borders of Israel, but rather east of the Green Line. Now, they are suing damages of 27.5M NIS. For the full story in Globes: https://www.globes.co.il/news/article.aspx?did=1001241947

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  • 2018 CofaceBdi ranking guide

    By S. Horowitz & Co. | 18/06/2018


    According to the recently published 2018 CofaceBdi ranking guide, our firm continues to maintain its status as an “Elite Firm” for Intellectual Property, Mergers & Acquisitions, Communications, Project Finance, Banking & Finance, Energy and Infrastructure, Competition & Antitrust, Litigation, Taxation, Commercial Law, Commercial –International, and Class Actions. In addition, we were ranked a “Notably Prominent Firm” for Health, Liquidation & Receivership, Real Estate Taxation, Tort, Insurance, Environmental, Hi-Tech, Debt Restructuring, Higher Education, Transport (Aviation & Maritime), Real Estate, Private Asset Management, Labor & Employment, White Collar, Municipalities, Capital Markets, Planning and Construction, China and East Asia and Cooperative Associations. Once again, we wish to thank our clients and colleagues for their trust and appreciation, and we undertake to continue offering our clients the highest quality of comprehensive legal services. For the full ranking click here: https://www.bdicode.co.il/company/s-horowitz-co/%D7%9E%D7%A9%D7%A8%D7%93%D7%99-%D7%A2%D7%95%D7%A8%D7%9B%D7%99-%D7%93%D7%99%D7%9F/

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  • Adv. Michelle Liberman, a partner in our Corporate and Commercial Practice Group, took part in a panel held by the Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC Israel) yesterday, as part of their annual conference, addressing the relationship between the inhouse corporate legal counsel and the external legal counsel, including the complexity and the challenges involved. To view the post click here: https://www.linkedin.com/feed/update/urn:li:activity:6412201956261138432

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  • On June 6, 2018, our firm held the annual seminar in memory of Dr. Amnon Goldenberg, the former senior partner of the firm, at the S. Horowitz Institute for Intellectual Property, the Tel Aviv University School of Law. This year, the evening was dedicated to patents and access to medicine and included lectures by Supreme Court Justice Prof. Ofer Grosskopf, Adv. Tal Band, a senior partner and head of our Intellectual Property Practice Group, Adv. Richard Luthi and TheMarker’s health correspondent, Ms. Ronny Linder-Ganz. Mrs. Ora Goldenberg awarded scholarships and presented prizes to researchers and students for their research on intellectual property, including Prof. David Gilo, former Director General of the Israeli Antitrust Authority and Prof. Niva Elkin-Koren.

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  • Senior attorneys who represent giant corporations in Israel convened at an Israel Bar Association Conference for a special panel session and they attempted to provide answers to questions and challenges that globalization presents to the local legal and business world. Adv. Alex Hertman, a senior partner in our firm, explained that “the law always comes last when it comes to economic developments and it is not only in the State of Israel, but the entire world. This is particularly true when it comes to the recognition of foreign judgements relating to status and insolvency – since the legal world is considered as local and reflects social values and perceptions”. According to him, the State of Israel was not prepared in the past to recognise that globalization exists and that companies that operate and trade in Israel are also active in other countries and that it is necessary to recognize foreign judgements relating to their status. The new insolvency law, which will enter into force soon, is initiating a significant change in the State of Israel’s approach regarding recognizing foreign insolvency proceedings. For full coverage of the panel, visit TheMarker at https://www.themarker.com/markets/.premium-1.6140082

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  • According to a new precedential ruling handed down by the National Labor Court, an employee employed on an hourly or weekly basis, must be paid for his work no later than the end of the month in which the work was performed. In a special client update, Adv. Shoshana Gavish, Partner and Head of our Labor Law Practice Group, and Adv. Daniel Ovadia, address this new ruling and the reasons leading to it. For the full update - http://app.activetrail.com/S/eiwix3dawxw.htm

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  • This trend is based, inter alia, on the expected legal amendment that will allow a double listing on the Hong Kong and Tel Aviv stock exchanges and the recent ease of listing on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange. In light of the above, we conducted a special panel with JONES DAY®, a global law firm, focusing on collaboration with Chinese companies, fundraising capital in China, IPOs in the East, M&A deals, Intellectual Property protection and more. Our panels included guests from IOptima, Chendu Kanhong Pharmaceutical Group and a representative on behalf of the Israel Stock Exchange. To view the full post click here: https://www.linkedin.com/feed/update/urn:li:activity:6405011339080798208

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