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Intellectual Property, Entertainment, and Technology Protection

Israel Practice

The attorneys on Vorys’ Israel team work regularly with Israeli companies doing business in the United States and elsewhere, and with individuals making investments in or contracting with Israeli companies. The team provides multi-disciplinary legal solutions, and while we practice American law, our connections and experience in Israel provide us with a unique understanding of how to conduct business in Israel and on behalf of Israeli companies.

The Israel team regularly travels to Israel and maintains strong, consistent relationships with Israeli law firms. They have joined local U.S. government officials on Israeli trade missions and participate in industry trade shows in Israel.

Our attorneys provide full-service counseling to Israeli companies doing business in the United States, including strategic counseling to protect, manage, acquire, value and leverage intellectual capital, as well as providing immigration services, business planning and tax advice.

Adam K. Brandt
Adam is the chair of the Vorys corporate group.  His practice is focused on representing public and private companies in mergers and acquisitions, securities offerings, tender offers, periodic reporting and disclosure (including Form 10-K, 10-Q and 8-K reporting), corporate governance (e.g., executive compensation, Sarbanes-Oxley and Dodd-Frank compliance and NYSE/Nasdaq regulation) and general corporate matters.

Ari G. Zytcer
Ari’s practice focuses on global patent procurement, due diligence, pre-litigation strategic counseling and patent portfolio management and analysis. Ari represents a wide range of Israeli clients, including start-ups, universities and large pharmaceutical companies. Over the past several years, Ari has conducted patent due diligence for transactions involving Israeli entities valued at over $1 billion.

Bryan J. Farkas
Bryan’s practice focuses on providing strategic business counsel to closely held businesses and investors. He primarily represents clients in investment strategies, entity formation, acquisitions, financings, insolvency proceedings, commercial litigation matters and real estate transactions. Bryan has lived and studied in Israel.

David W. Cook
Dave’s practice focuses on the representation of businesses and individuals in all areas of immigration and naturalization law. His practice includes counseling businesses on employment-related visa and immigration matters and employment-related immigration compliance.  Dave is an active member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association.

Edward Gecovich
Ed’s practice focuses on patent preparation and prosecution, patent litigation, and non-infringement and invalidity opinions both in the U.S. and internationally. Ed also has significant experience drafting and negotiating technology contracts including software license agreements, non-disclosure agreements and SaaS agreements. Prior to joining Vorys, he was an in-house attorney at IBM. Ed holds both an MBA and a degree in computer engineering.

Lisa Elliott
Lisa has more than 10 years of experience in the area of intellectual property.  She reviews daily docketing reports and reports official actions and other official communications on behalf of Vorys clients.  She also corresponds with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) on various matters. 

Scott M. Guttman
Scott is a registered patent attorney with extensive experience in the oil and gas industry. He assists clients with patents, trademarks and licensing, and counsels on matters relating to the acquisition, prosecution, use, licensing and enforcement of intellectual property. Additionally, Scott has degrees in both mechanical engineering and mathematics. 

William L. Klima
Bill has more than 25 years of experience practicing IP law in the mechanical, aerospace, software, business method and medical device technology areas. His practice includes patent application drafting and prosecution both in the United States and internationally. Bill successfully created and managed a global patent portfolio on behalf of a major eye vision/care company. He also invented, developed and procured IP that he out-licensed to a billion dollar consumer goods company.