David Gilat

Partner, Head of Legal Practice Advocate, Patent Attorney


  • LL.B., 1990, Tel Aviv University
  • B.Sc. Chemistry, 1986, Hebrew University of Jerusalem


Adv. David Gilat is a patent attorney and Head of the Legal Practice in the Reinhold Cohn Group. David 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 intellectual property issues.

His main fields of expertise include Technology (particularly chemistry, pharmaceutics, physics, and high-tech) and branding. David has extensive professional experience in patent and trademark litigation and is involved in landmark cases.

David teaches patent law at the Tel Aviv University Law Faculty and the Inter-Disciplinary Center, Herzlia. He lectures at international conferences and Israeli academic and professional institutions.

He is the author of “Experimental Use and Patents” IIC Studies (Vol 16 1995) and served as a research fellow at the Max Planck Institute for Foreign and International Patent, Copyright and Competition Laws, 1992-3.

David has authored various chapters on Israel and has regularly contributed to the World Trademark Review.

David is the co-author of the book “Intellectual property Law in Israel”. The book derives from the chapter on Intellectual Property law in Israel in the Encyclopedia of Laws (IEL), published by the internationally renowned “Kluwer Law International”.


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Ranking and Recognition

David has been recommended for several years in leading international guides, such as Chambers & Partners, Legal 500 (Hall of Fame), WTR 1000, IAM Patent 1000, Managing Intellectual Property, Who is Who Legal and more.

In 2020 David was awarded Lexology Client Choice Award in the Patents category.

IAM Patents: “Its twin figureheads on the litigation side are the formidable David Gilat and Eran Bareket – supplementary protection certificates expert who match strong academic backgrounds with commercial nous. Gilat impresses for his passion, excellent interpersonal relationships and very professional and efficient manner”.

WTR: “Gilat is reliable, responsive, business-minded, creative and has a wealth of experience”.

Chambers and Partners: “David provided excellent counsel on complex and sensitive matters of considerable importance.” “David is strategic, has a good insight on the clients’ business and understands what is important for the clients.”

In addition, David Gilat is ranked in the World Trademark Review as a Global Leader in the field of Private Practice.

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