David Gilat

Senior Partner at Reinhold Cohn Group

David Gilat is an attorney at law, patent attorney and a senior partner in the Reinhold Cohn Group. He has extensive professional experience in the various fields of intellectual property, in particular patents, trademarks, designs, copyrights, plant breeders’ rights, distribution agreements and competition law, including litigation, transactions and general consulting on IP issues.

His main fields of expertise include technology (particularly chemistry, pharmaceutics, physics and high technology) and branding. Mr Gilat has extensive professional experience in patent and trademark litigation and has been involved in landmark cases.

He also teaches patent law at the Tel Aviv University Law Faculty, as well as at the Interdisciplinary Centre, Herzlia, and occasionally lectures at international conferences, Israeli academic and professional institutions and other forums. He is the author of “Experimental Use and Patents” (IIC Studies, volume 16, 1995) and served as a research fellow at the Max Planck Institute for Foreign and International Patent, Copyright and Competition Laws from 1992 to 1993.

Throughout the years, Mr Gilat has authored various chapters on Israel and has regularly contributed to the World Trademark Review since its inception. He is also a co-author of the book Intellectual Property Law in Israel, which was derived from the chapter on IP law in Israel in the Encyclopaedia of Laws (Kluwer Law International). Mr Gilat has contributed the Israel chapters to the following books:

  • Brown Book;
  • Privilege and Professional Confidences (Bloomberg, 2020);
  • The Patent Litigation Global Guide (Thomson Reuters, 2020);
  • Past and Present Trademark Cancellation International Practice and Procedures Guide (INTA, 2019); and
  • Designs: a global guide (WTR, 2019).

Mr Gilat has been recommended for several years in leading international guides, such as Chambers & PartnersLegal 500 (Hall of Fame), WTR 1000IAM Patent 1000Managing IP and more.

Professional associations

  • INTA

Firm details

Reinhold Cohn Group
Reinhold Cohn House
26A Habarzel Street
Tel Aviv 6971037

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