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Acquiring or investing in Israeli tech: IP-related considerations and recent developments

Naschitz Brandes Amir


With more start-ups per capita than any other country, as well as being the world leader in the number of AI players per GDP, Israel maintains its prominence as a focal point of global innovation. As an active IP creator, Israel has been making major strides in both incentivising R&D and protecting the IP assets of its innovators.

In this webinar, we will provide an overview of recent IP-related developments and examine key issues that you need to be aware of while devising your investment and acquisition strategies in Israel.

Topics will include:

  • Recent developments in the Israeli IP arena
  • IP-related due diligence highlights in M&A and investment transactions
  • The Israeli R&D law and Israeli Innovation Authority funded programmes



Asa Kling
Partner and Head of IP Practice

Asa Kling heads the firm’s IP practice. His practice focuses on litigation and transactional issues pertaining to all aspects of intellectual property. 

Mr Kling provides clients with insights into the operations of IP offices, especially where cutting edge technologies such as blockchain, AI, IoT and software implemented inventions are concerned. 

Prior to joining the firm, Mr Kling was the director of the Israel Patent Office and Commissioner of Patents, Trademarks and Designs (2011- 2017). Mr Kling is well-recognised as a leading litigator in courts, arbitrations, mediations and proceedings at the Israel Patent Office which he presided. He has gained a unique perspective on special IP litigation matters, such as patent term extensions, patent and trademark validity, design rights under the new Israeli Design Law, service inventions and trade secrets. 

Mr Kling is a regular speaker in many international forums. He teaches IP law in several academic institutes.


Arnon Samburski
Partner, Hi-Tech Practice

Arnon Samburski is a partner in the hi-tech practice and primarily focuses on early-stage and high-growth high-tech companies and their investors in areas such as biotech, fintech, cyber, digital health, insurtech, medical devices, online gaming, digital media and SaaS.

Mr Samburski specialises in supporting young start-ups in setting up operations, founder relations, day-to-day commercial transactions and labour relations, in addition to assisting them in attaining and closing financial rounds. As those companies become high-growth ventures, he acts as an outside general counsel, advising them on a variety of legal matters such as venture capital financing, M&A, IPOs and other strategic transactions.

With over 20 years of experience working with start-ups, Mr Samburski truly understands the challenges and the opportunities emerging companies face and works closely with his clients to provide advice that is practical and solution-focused.


Asa Kling
Arnon Samburski


3 March 2020
16:00 - 16:55 UTC
55 min