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GT Tel Aviv Hosts Shurat HaDin Summer 2017 Interns

In late July, the GT Tel Aviv office hosted Shurat HaDin’s 2017 Summer Interns, for a get-together and in-depth presentation on practicing foreign law in Israel as a North American educated attorney. The head of GT Tel Aviv’s Real Estate practice, Lawrence Sternthal, delivered a presentation of GT Tel Aviv’s international practice to the rapt … Continue Reading

How Startups Can Avoid Costly IP Mistakes

Most startup entrepreneurs spend a significant amount of time creating business plans, product development plans, marketing plans, etc. However, startups often neglect one of the most important aspects of planning — developing a plan for the company’s intellectual property (IP) to minimize risks to the company’s intangible assets. This oversight can be a critical mistake … Continue Reading

Greenberg Traurig Sponsors 5th Annual Best Practices in IP Management

Greenberg Traurig was proud to be a platinum sponsor of the 5th Annual Best Practices in IP Management Event which took place last month in Tel Aviv. Barry Schindler, co-chair of GT’s Global Patent Prosecution Group and an active member of the firm’s Israel Practice, co-chaired the event. Schindler moderated the panel “THE BIG DEBATE: … Continue Reading

March 27, 2017: Barry Schindler to Co-Chair the Leading IP Conference in Israel

Greenberg Traurig is proud to be a platinum sponsor of the Best Practices in Intellectual Property conference for the second consecutive year. Barry Schindler, Co-Chair of Greenberg Traurig’s Global Patent Prosecution Group will co-chair the conference and IP shareholders James DeCarlo (New York and New Jersey offices) and Weisun Rao (Shanghai, Chicago) will address the … Continue Reading

How Big Pharma Taps Outside Ingenuity

Economics in getting a compound approved and commercialized are evolving. Drug companies have reduced budgets that historically funded vast R&D teams. Innovators are chasing tight investment dollars. The two camps are increasingly collaborating. There is a self-selection factor rewarding start-ups — they can’t attract funding or licensing deals unless they’ve protected their intellectual property, showed clinically … Continue Reading

GT Tel Aviv Hosted GT Germany for 3 Days of Real Estate and Technology Events

In November, Greenberg Traurig’s Tel Aviv office was honored to host attorneys from the Greenberg Traurig Germany office for three days packed with events and meetings geared toward GT’s global platform and business opportunities in Israel. Germany’s status in the Israeli business community has strengthened over the past few years, with companies in various sectors … Continue Reading

GT’s Barry Schindler Speaks Before Israel In-House IP Forum

Earlier this week, the GT Tel Aviv office hosted 20 members of the Forum of In House IP Managers and Counsel, Israel, for an in-depth seminar about recent developments in the United States concerning obviousness rejections and other matters. Barry Schindler, co-chair of the firm’s Global Patent Prosecution Group and member of Greenberg Traurig’s Israel … Continue Reading

Greenberg Traurig Hosts Jiangsu Provincial Department of Justice’s Israel Delegation

This week the Tel Aviv office hosted a delegation of senior members of the Department of Justice and Bar Association of Jiangsu Province, which included the General Director of the Justice Department of Jiangsu Province, the General Director of the Justice Bureau of the city of Nanjing, the General Director of the Justice Bureau of the … Continue Reading

June 28-29: Atlanta-Israel Fintech Innovation Conference

Greenberg Traurig will be co-sponsoring a unique event bringing together leading FinTech companies from Atlanta and Israel. Led by Atlanta shareholder, David Schulman, the event aims to match Atlanta-based international FinTech corporations with cutting-edge Israeli technology companies in the field, including companies that offer card processing, electronic billing, and multi-channel solutions to the banking industry, as … Continue Reading

Greenberg Traurig to Sponsor Two Major Israel Event

Greenberg Traurig will be sponsoring two major Israel events this coming week. The first is the OurCrowd Global Investor Summit (January 25-26), set to bring together 3,000 investors and companies from 50 different countries. Shareholder and Israel Practice Co-Chair, Bob Grossman will be speaking at the opening planery. Israel Practice Co-Chairan, Tel-Aviv Managing Shareholder, and Global Corporate & Securities Practice Senior … Continue Reading

Six ‘GMP’ Tips for On-Going IP Management

In-house corporate counsel and managers are routinely involved with license agreements, acquisitions, mergers, investments and/or an IPO. All of these transactions will involve intellectual property due diligence—an audit to assess your company’s IP assets. Forward-thinking in-house corporate counsel and managers adopt “GMP”— good manufacturing practice. Here, we will discuss six GMP tips for practicing ongoing … Continue Reading

Success by Design: A New Option for Expedited Patent Protection in Foreign Countries

Design patents can play an important role in protecting a tech start-up’s innovations and creating competitive advantage, whether they are the only available protection or part of a larger patent strategy. Often overlooked and sometimes undervalued, design patents are typically easier and less costly to obtain than utility patents. While generally having a more limited … Continue Reading

Greenberg Traurig Issues Spring 2015 China Newsletter

With the establishment of the Prime Minister’s Office Israel-China Task Force in March, led by the National Economic Council and the Israel Export Institute, it is expected that the bilateral economic ties between China and Israel will greatly increase.  Greenberg Traurig, with offices in both Tel Aviv and Shanghai, is in a unique position to provide its … Continue Reading

Israeli Start-Ups: Are Provisional Patents Part of Your Strategy?

Israel consistently has one of the highest per capita rates of patents granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). In 2013 alone, 3,152 patents were granted by the USPTO to patent inventors based in Israel. With the increasing number of Israeli start-ups, it is expected that this number will continue to rise, … Continue Reading
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