Technology Transfer

  • Ranked by IAM Licensing 250 as being among the top Patent and Technology Licensing Lawyers in the world, S. Horowitz & Co. has an unrivalled expertise in advising on the acquisition, commercialisation and exploitation of intellectual property rights.


    Our clients include universities, TTOs, founders, start-ups, investors and multinational and domestic companies from a broad and varied range of industry sectors and technologies, including life sciences, telecommunications, computer software and hardware, semi-conductor chips, clean-tech, automobiles, electronics, toys, chemicals, inks, medical devices, printing, publishing, art, media and food.


    Unlike other firms, we have the added value of being able to provide a multidisciplinary team that includes the firm's top ranked leading intellectual property, commercial and antitrust law experts. Our team has a wealth of experience advising on the exploitation of both hard IP and soft IP in a domestic and cross border setting. We have market-leading expertise on the key issues that may affect commercialisation of IP, including clearance of rights (in particular where IP was originally developed in a university, hospital or a public sector environment), service invention claims, exhaustion of rights, parallel imports, competition law (such as the effect of such laws on grant-backs, duration of royalty periods and restrictive arrangements) and withholding tax.


    We regularly advise on the structuring, drafting and negotiating of NDA's, material transfer agreements, letters of intent, acquisitions or assignments of IP rights, all forms of technology transfer and licence agreements, clinical study and trials agreements, research agreements, research and development agreements, teaming agreements, joint ventures, option agreements, co-development and collaboration agreements as well as conducting legal due diligence of licensing arrangements, all across a broad range of products, technologies and processes.

    • Representing Yeda Research and Development Company Ltd., the commercialisation arm of the Weizmann Institute of Science, one of Israel’s largest and most prestigious research institutions, in the preparation of all types of intellectual property licensing and technology transfer agreements, including research and licence agreements, evaluation and option agreements, collaboration agreements and consulting agreements, in a wide range of fields including biotech, cleantech, computer software and medical devices
    • Advising and representing Israel’s leading technology transfer companies for academic institutions, including Ramot at Tel Aviv University, Hadasit, the technology transfer arm of the Hadassah Medical Organisation, and Yissum at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, concerning the commercialisation and ownership of intellectual property created or discovered at such institutions, as well as representation in disputes relating to ownership and royalties, and generally advising them on matters relating to technology transfer and service patents
    • Representing WIX Com. Ltd., an Israeli public company whose shares are listed on Nasdaq, on a number of licensing and acquisition agreements, including a patent licensing and asset acquisition agreement with Infogin Ltd.
    • Representing VIM Technologies, a company engaged in manufacturing and distributing digital printing plates and related imaging products, in the process of receiving Israel's Chief Scientist grants and in its acquisition by Presstek Inc.
    • Representing Luxembourg-Pamol, a producer of generic crop. protection products and specialty chemicals, in a licence agreement with the University of Florida
    • Representing Dynamic Shells, the world's leading manufacturer of high quality, low cost, fast assembly PVC-based housing solutions, in a series of licence and joint venture agreements with licensees in the US, Singapore, India and South Africa