Israel

Foley’s attorneys have the business experience and cultural knowledge to offer a full range of legal services to U.S.-based companies with interests in Israel, as well as to Israeli companies pursuing opportunities in the United States.
Israel has one of the most dynamic high-technology economies in the world, with significant growth and innovation in the life sciences, medical devices, software, and telecommunications industries. We understand the particular challenges you face, including the nuances of conducting business with Israeli companies and assisting Israeli companies with navigating the complexities of expansion abroad. We have extensive experience assisting clients ranging from privately held emerging companies to Fortune 100 multinationals in their business dealings with Israel.

Working with partner law firms in Israel, we have access to an extensive network of collaborative relationships with local business leaders, universities, and government agencies. Additionally, many of our attorneys are active participants in a variety of legal, business, cultural, academic, and trade associations related to Israel.

Intellectual Property and IP Litigation in Israel
As one of the largest general practice law firms in the United States, we have taken a global approach to intellectual property (IP) law, fully integrating it into our multidisciplinary practice. We offer comprehensive IP solutions for clients like you who are located in the United States, Canada, Latin America, the European Union, Eastern Europe, the Middle East, and the Pacific Rim. We have IP solutions for you, whether you are a small start-up company or a large international and multinational corporation.

Our attorneys can help you develop an IP portfolio and position you to compete in the market by attracting funding and venture capital. We provide IP due diligence and freedom-to-operate and patentability studies to assist you in making investments in high-technology companies. Additionally, we can assist you with IP asset management, licensing, and dispute resolution. We have filed numerous patent applications and registered numerous trademarks in the United States for Israeli clients.

Israeli Life Sciences
We offer comprehensive legal services for innovative Israeli enterprises in the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and biomedical sectors. The cornerstone of our practice is our ability to blend technical and legal insights with an understanding of your real-world business needs. Our attorneys have research or commercial experience in the field, and many hold doctorates and advanced degrees in a relevant science. We have drafted and prosecuted patents for numerous Israeli entities, including pharmaceutical companies, universities, and individual inventors. In addition, we offer counseling to Israeli companies like yours on obtaining licenses and navigating numerous due diligence and freedom-to-operate issues regarding your products.

Medical Devices Industry in Israel
Our attorneys have conducted due diligence and freedom-to-operate analyses for a number of Israeli start-up clients, as well as venture capital and private equity funds interested in investing in Israeli companies. Additionally, we have prepared and prosecuted U.S. patent applications in the areas of robotically controlled devices for medical procedures, materials, implants, and drug delivery devices.

Israeli Software
We have represented more than a dozen Israeli software companies, including several start-ups. Our work includes patentability and freedom-to-operate analyses, patent applications, and accelerated examinations.

Internet and Israel
We have represented Israeli Internet companies on a variety of different patent projects. We have extensive experience with Internet-related patents and accelerated examinations in the United States. Our attorneys have:

  • Prepared and filed patent applications for Internet content authoring tools
  • Evaluated the validity of third-party patents involving Internet shopping methods
  • Determined patentability of Internet-based resource management solutions

Business Method Patents for Israeli Companies
Our experience includes more than 10 years of focus on business method patents, a particularly challenging area of law where the USPTO allows fewer than 20 percent of all patent applications filed.

Alternative Energy in Israel
We work with Israeli clean-technology companies involved in hydrogen, biofuels, and solar energy. We can provide you with IP and business counseling to help you build your worldwide IP portfolio and develop your technologies into viable energy solutions and products.

Israeli Corporate Transactions, Investments, and General Business Counsel
We provide sophisticated legal services on a variety of general business and investment issues. Our attorneys will assist you — particularly if you are an emerging company — with corporate formation, employee benefits, management compensation structures, angel, seed, and venture capital financing, joint ventures, and strategic alliances.

U.S. Food and Drug Administration Regulatory Matters for Israeli Companies
We have assisted Israel’s largest pharmaceutical company, several smaller biotechnology companies, and numerous medical device companies on all aspects of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulatory review and approval process. We also can provide you assistance with FDA compliance and enforcement actions. Additionally, our attorneys conduct regulatory and IP due diligence reviews in support of commercial transactions.

Commercial Litigation for Israeli Businesses
We have represented Israeli high-technology companies like yours in contract litigation concerning supply and distribution of their products in North America, including medical products subject to regulation by the FDA.