Stents, cameras that travel within the body and heart-mapping devices are just a few of the most notable "blue and white" medical innovations - but the field presents many IP challenges.
The most important part of a patent attorney's job is not the technical process of registering the invention as a patent, but to ascertain whether it really is a new technological development and design a protection that is compatible with the company's marketing strategy.
Dr. Kfir Luzzatto, President of The Luzzatto Group
Kfir is the president of The Luzzatto Group and the fourth generation of his family to work in intellectual property. Kfir holds a doctorate in chemical engineering from Ben Gurion University of the Negev and is the author of two books and many articles on the subject of intellectual property.
Zadok holds a BSc in electronic engineering from the University of Alabama. Before joining The Luzzatto Group, he acquired vast professional experience in computer systems. He handles cases in the fields of electronics, computer science, cyber-security, electro-optics, mechanics and industrial designs.
Thomas received his PhD in chemistry from Charles University in Prague and worked in research and development in both Czech and Israeli biotechnology companies. He specializes in cell biology, biotechnology, protein chemistry, organic chemistry, chromatography and analytical methods.
There are complex challenges on the horizon for the Start-Up Nation - among them a serious shortage of engineers capable of producing the next generation of entrepreneurs and inventors and a dramatic rise in the salaries of high-tech employees (which presents a barrier to cash-strapped, early-stage startups seeking their services). Another notable obstacle is the decline in national R&D expenditure, while Israel’s competitors are increasing their investment in this field. The cracks are already making themselves felt: the volume of international patent applications (PCT) originating in Israel is shrinking—and while this trend is not new—it should arouse deep concern, in light of the fact that intellectual property is a harbinger of technological innovation.Learn More
Patents don’t have to be a dry and boring subject and inventors, investors and business people may (and should) enjoy using them to their advantage. However, to empower the general public to use the patent system to its fullest extent, the need remains for a book that introduces important patent concepts in a humanly understandable fashion, with down-to-earth, practical advice and, more importantly, which is not boring, as many patent books unavoidably are to readers who are not patent practitioners.Find This Book on Amazon
The year is 1869, the place is Milan, Italy. Riccardo Luzzatto founds The Luzzatto Office, a firm of lawyers that will become well known in later years and will concentrate its interests in a new and exciting field of law: Intellectual and Industrial Property.
Riccardo's son, Enrico, took charge of the firm in 1923 and was later joined by his elder son, Attilio.
Dr. Edgar Luzzatto joined the firm to work with his father, Enrico, and his brother, for a brief period before World War II. In 1976, he started a practice as a patent attorney in Israel, which was to become "Luzzatto & Luzzatto Patent Attorneys."
Dr. Kfir Luzzatto, Edgar's son and the great-grandson of the founder, and his wife, Dr. Esther Luzzatto, joined the firm in the 1980's. Together they grew the business, turning it into one of the most influential patent law firms in Israel.
Recent years have seen the fifth generation of the Luzzatto family join The Luzzatto Group. Advocate Michal Luzzatto is the managing partner at The Luzzatto Law Firm, and Lilach Luzzatto, a mechanical engineer, is a partner at Luzzatto & Luzzatto Patent Attorneys.
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