Jerusalem of Gold- Where History Meets Innovation


Keynote Speakers

Michal Schwartz


Professor of Neuroimmunology, Weizmann Institute of Science. Married, a mother of 4 children. Scientific Co-founder of ImmunoBrain Checkpoint, developing immunetherapy to defeat Alzheimer’s disease, currently in clinical trial. Former President of International Society of Neuroimmunology. (2016-2018) Received numerous awards, including National and International, including recently the Israel Prize in Life Science, 2023.

Ehud Gazit


Gazit is a Professor and Endowed Chair at both the Faculties of Life Sciences and Engineering of Tel Aviv University (TAU) and a member of the TAU Executive Council. He is also the founding director of the BLAVATNIK CENTER for Drug Development. From 2012-14 he served as the Chief Scientist of the Israeli Ministry of Science. From 2008-2012 he served as TAU-VP R&D and Chairman of Ramot Ltd. He authored 393 publications and invented 50 issued US patents.

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Aaron Jaffe

Yeda R&D (Weizmann Institute)

2016 – present: General Counsel, Yeda Research & Development Co. Ltd., Rehovot
2014 – 2016: General Counsel, Sarine Technologies Ltd., Hod Hasharon (SGX:U77)
2010 – 2014: General Counsel and VP Corporate Development, Medigus Ltd., Omer
2004 – 2010: Associate, Yigal Arnon & Co. Law Firm, Tel Aviv

LLB, Tel Aviv University
MBA – Biomedical Entrepreneurship, Hebrew University

Abraham Gross  

Weizmann Institute
Dr. Physics  

Phd in physics. 30+ years as a CTO of Orbotech, an Israeli company of more than a 1B $ revenue per year. Researcher and consultant to The Weizmann Institute of Science and Quantum start up

Andre Gorius, PhD

IP Valuation Expert

After a 34 years carreer in industry (Executive positions in R&D, Industrial, then Licensing and IP Valorization) he specializes in economic aspects of IP, and teaches Valuation of Intangible Assets in several universities around the world. He is former Chair of LESI’s IP Valuation Committee and acts presently asInternational IP Valuation expert for WIPO.

Annarita Nicoletto

Swiss Federal Institute of Technology of Lausanne (EPFL)
In-House Legal Counsel

In-house legal counsel of the Blue Brain Project (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology/EPFL). With over 15 years of international in-house and private practice experience, she advises on data science, big data, and AI. Qualified lawyer, she holds a LL.M. in IP Law (Univ. of Edinburgh), and a LL.M. in International Business Law (Univ. of Zurich).


Art Nutter

PatentBooks, Inc.
Chairman and CEO

I am a decisive visionary who thrives on taking risks by challenging the status quo. I am persistent in my execution, and am passionate about helping others achieve their goals. I am here to serve others, especially the less fortunate, by leading them to understand how much they themselves can achieve by utilizing all the gifts God has given them. 

Arved Waltemathe

Waltemathe Anwaltskanzlei
Attorney-at-Law/Bar-Certified IP Specialist

Arved Waltemathe is a German attorney-at-law, who started his career with Lovells more than 20 years ago and founded his own law firm in 2006. He holds a Doctor of Juridical Science of the University of Goettingen and a Master of Laws of the London School of Economics (both degrees in EU law). Since more than 15 years he is bar-certified specialist for intellectual property law. 

Asa Kling

Naschitz Brandes Amir & Co.
Adv., Patent Attorney

Asa, a veteran of more than 20 years in IP law, is Chair of Nashcitz Brandes Amir & Co.’s IP practice dealing in all IP-related matters  litigation, prosecution and transactional work. Prior to joining the firm, he was Director of the Israel Patent Office and Commissioner of Patents, Trademarks and Designs (2011 – 2017). He is a regular speaker in many international fora and academic institutions. 


Audrey YAP

Managing Director

Audrey Yap Su Ming (Managing Director) 
LL.B (Hons) LL.M 
Advocate & Solicitor, High Court of Malaya 
Advocate & Solicitor, Supreme Court of Singapore 
Solicitor, England and Wales 
Registered Patent Attorney, Singapore 
Certified Patent Valuation Analyst 
TV SD Professional Singapore Certified 
Management Consultant 
Commissioner for Oaths, Singapore 
Notary Public, Singapore 


Aybuke Semerci

IP Business Specialist

Aybuke Semerci is a senior IP Business and Intelligence Specialist at Imec, Belgium. Imec is an international research and development organization, active in the fields of nano electronics and digital technologies. She provides IP model advice to the business and R&D project offerings. 

Ayelet Feldman

Ministry of Justice

2013- Legal advisor at the Legal Counsel and Legislation Department, Ministry of Justice, Israel. 
2007-2012: Legal Assistant at Israel Patent Office. 


Ben Haklai

Principle Counsel

Ben is a legal expert and leader specializing in Cyber-Security, AI, AI ethics and responsible uses, and Anything Tech. in his current role at Microsoft, Ben is a Regional Corporate Counsel covering key strategic deals in markets across CEMA. Ben is also an academic lecturer at Reichman Uni M.A. in Law, Technology and Business Innovation program.  

Chagai Vinizky

Academic Center for Law and Science

Senior Lecturer and director of legal clinics at the Academic Center for Law and Science, academic director of the Begin Institute of Law and Zionism, and a military judge (reserves). LLB, LLM, and PhD from the Faculty of Law of Bar-Ilan University. Member of the Israel Bar Association since 1998. 


Christian Czychowski

NORDEMANN Czychowski & Partners / University of Potsdam
Prof. Dr./German Attorney at Law

Christian is an expert in all technology-based areas of contract law, whether that be IT law, patent law and licensing law or the technology-related parts of copyright law. As a pioneer in data law, he also has extensive expertise in all issues concerning the handling of non-personal data. 


Daniel Dikovsky

Redefine Meat Ltd.

Daniel is leading the technology and Innovation department in Redefine Meat 

Devora Nuriel

Innoviz Technologies
IP Manager, Engineer

am an IP manager with a multi-disciplinary engineering background. I use my technical background and experience to evaluate technological innovation and make well rounded decisions regarding IP protection, strategy and investment. I have 8 years of experience in IP, working in the fields of optics, measurement systems, LIDAR, and Automotive AV. I have extensive experience in the software industry 


Dov Greenbaum

Reichman University, IDC Herzliya
Professor of Law, Director, Zvi Meitar Institute

Dov Greenbaum is a professor of law at Reichman University (IDC) and the Director of the Zvi Meitar Institute for Legal Implications of Emerging Technologies. He is also a researcher in the Department of Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry at Yale. Dov has degrees and postdocs from Yeshiva, Yale , Berkeley, Stanford and ETH Zurich. Dov is licensed to practice in California and before the USPTO.

Edan Barulfan

Edan Barulfan, Law office

Canadian born. LLB at the Tel-Aviv University faculty of law. a lawyer by profession, expert on issues of Wine Law. Prominent Israeli wine writer and journalist. Additional work as a wine instructor and as a consultant for wine region bodies, wine tourism and related topics, and a qualified tour guide. Formal education on various wine oriented fields, from Israel and international institutes.

Einav Zilber

Magnus Metal
VP IP, Patent Att., ADV.

Eli Greenbaum

Arnon, Tadmor-Levy

Eli Greenbaum is a partner at Arnon, Tadmor-Levy that advises on strategic transactions involving valuable intellectual property and technology assets, particularly in the fields of semiconductors, software, cybersecurity and telecommunications. Eli holds a JD from Yale Law School and an MS in Applied Physics from Columbia University 

Eran Noah

Patent Attorney

Eran Bareket

Gilat, Bareket & Co.
Advocate, Partner

Eran’s main field of expertise is litigation of intellectual property rights (patents, patent term extensions, plant breeders rights, copyright, trade secrets, trademarks and designs), unjust enrichment and competition law as well as complex litigations, particularly those involving issues of technology and management of multi jurisdiction IP litigations. 

Eran Soroker

Soroker Agmon Nordman Riba Advocates & patent Attorneys
Founding Partner

Soroker Agmon Nordman was founded in Israel in 1999 by Eran Soroker and Jonathan Agmon to provide high-quality intellectual property and complex litigation services. Soroker Agmon Nordman has been supporting brands across the world through its offices in Israel, Singapore and its international network of attorneys. Eran is a professional and efficient expert for strategic IP support.

Eric Whitaker

10x Genomics
EVP & Chief Legal Officer

Eric is the CLO of 10x Genomics, a next-generation DNA sequencing company that catalyzed a revolution in genomics. Over 25 years, Eric has headed legal for Tesla, Nutanix, SanDisk and Lexar and led four IPOs. Eric has received multiple honors, including the 25 Leading General Counsel and Legal Department of the Year. Eric started his career at Latham & Watkins. He has served on NASDAQ’s Silicon Valley Advisory Committee and has a JD from Stanford and an AB from Princeton.

Eyal Bressler

DR Eyal Bressler et al.
Prof. (Ip Law) Patent Attorney Attorney at Law

Asst. Prof. (IP Law) Patent Attorney & Attorney at Law 
AIPPI-IL (Treasurer), AIPPI (Chair SCDIP, Nat. Reporter), INTA (Branding Committee), LES, IAPPI, ECTA (Design Committee) 

Francesco Drago

Bird and Bird
Chartered Accountant

transfer pricing, international taxation, tax credits ,supply-chain (re)organization, preparation of functional and benchmark analysis, benefit testing, assistance in the preparation of TP documentation, preparation of intercompany agreements, valuation of intangible assets and purchase price allocations. 

Frank Van Bouwelen

Hoffmann Eitle
Dutch and European Patent Attorney / Partner

Obtained a MSc in Materials Science from Technical University Delft (NL) and a PhD in Physics from the University of Cambridge (UK). Gained experience in R&D at universities and in industry (Diamond Research Laboratory of De Beers ). Became a Dutch and European patent attorney and partner at Hoffmann Eitle. Serves largely but not exclusively clients in the Medical Technology. Has FTO as priority 


Frederique Joos


Frederique Joos is a technology partner that assists companies in the fields of commercial, corporate and intellectual property law. Frederique has a particular expertise in all aspects of technology licensing and commercialization. Frederique has extensive experience within the life sciences sector. 


Gertjan Kuipers

Hogan Lovells

Giacomo Garbagnati

Studio Legale Garbagnati

Head of IP at SLG 
Italian Attorney at Law 
LL.M. in “Intellectual Property and Competition Law” at MIPLC 

Guillaume Stern

Reinhold Cohn Group
Patent Attorney France, Europe and Israel

Guillaume Stern leads the Reinhold Cohn Group’s physics practice. He offers strategic IP asset management, patent portfolio creation, FTOs, IP due diligence, and handles validity and infringement proceedings. He assists clients in IP-related negotiations across various technology sectors, including electronics, optics, quantum tech, semiconductors, aerospace, clean energies, and medical sciences. With master’s degrees in optical sciences and law, Guillaume is a qualified French, European, and Israeli Patent Attorney, eligible to represent parties at the Unified Patent Court.

Guy Gorecki

Director of Policy & Public Affairs

Director of Policy & Public Affairs at Pfizer Israel. Extensive experience in the Israeli and multinational pharmaceutical environment. Held varied positions in the Pharma association, multinational pharmaceutical industry and Biotech. Hands on in public affairs, communication, patient engagement & Government Affairs.

Haim Ravia


A Band 1 lawyer according to the Chambers & Partners Law Guide 2023, Haim is a senior partner at Pearl Cohen Zedek Latzer Baratz and chairs the Cyber, Privacy & Copyright Group. He’s an acclaimed expert in privacy, cybersecurity, and a recognized innovator in Israeli Internet law by the Israel Chamber of Information Technology. His legal practice includes Cyber, Computer & Internet law, Copyright, Cyber Law and other technology relates legal issues.

Heinz Goddar

lecturer at Bucerius Law School (BLS), Hamburg, Germany
Prof. Dr.

Professor at the University of Bremen, , Lecturer at the Bucerius Law School, Hamburg and at the Munich Intellectual Property Law Center (MIPLC), Munich, Germany. Past President of LESI and of LES Germany. 


Howard Poliner

Ministry of Justice

Howard Poliner is the Head of the Intellectual Property Law Division of the Israel Ministry of Justice’s Legal Counsel and Legislation Department. Attorney Poliner has represented Israel in IP discussions with foreign government Trade Representatives and represented Israel before the Trade Committee of the OECD, in Trade Policy Reviews before the World Trade Organization, and in WIPO events. 

Igor Alfiorov

Intellectual Property Associate

Igor handles various contentious and non-contentious IP matters in Ukraine and other countries in the region, with an emphasis on trademark prosecution and enforcement. He advises clients on IP protection and enforcement strategies and assists with issues in the advertisement, media and regulatory spheres. Full bio is available here: https://www.petosevic.com/people/igor-alfiorov 


Inna Rosenblat

Strategy Director

Before joining IQVIA  as a Strategy Director Inna co-led the clinical operations activities in Abbvie Biopharmaceuticals where she focused on various therapeutic areas including genomic biomarkers driven studies and led the regulatory liaison with MoH in a field of genetic trials. 
Inna earned her PhD from the Faculty of Medicine and MBA from Coller School of Management at Tel Aviv University. 


Jacqueline Bracha

Israel Patent Office
Deputy Director of the Israel Patent Office

Director and Deputy Director of the Israel Patent Office 

James Tumbridge

Venner Shipley

James is an Intellectual Property Litigation partner with Venner Shipley in London. He has extensive experience in commercial litigation, intellectual property and alternative dispute resolution (ADR). Early in his career James did a good deal of work on Standard Essential patent disputes and was involved in the cases that created that area of practice in the UK 20 years ago.

James has advised international entities on cross border data use for many years, and is often engaged in regulatory defence matters, he also gave advice to the Government on the 2018 Data Protection Act, and continues to advise them on data protection and reform.  His work also extends to compliance in regards to data protection for advertising and promotions, as well as issues with data capture for those dealing in virtual currency and customer data. He has been an ad hoc advisor to various UK MPs and MEPs on a range of IP and dispute issues. Through his engagement with policy makers he has extensive Government relations experience and advises clients on how to prepare for legislative changes and regulation compliance.

James regularly advises Universities and spin outs/start-ups, he is particularly known for his entitlement expertise on which area he published a book: ‘A Practical Guide to the Ownership of Employee Inventions – From Entitlement to Compensation.’

James has truly global experience appearing as an advocate in courts in the USA, Canada and the Falkland Islands, he has also worked on disputes in Gibraltar, the Isle of Man, Germany, France, Austria and Spain. He is an author of many articles and several books: Tumbridge’s Guide to Legal Qualification: The Common Law World, published by Carswell; a co-author of Drafting Patents for Litigation and Licensing, published by Bloomberg; co-author of Privilege and Professional Confidences: An International Review, published by Bloomberg, and contributing author to Sweet & Maxwell’s UK Trade Marks Handbook in association with CITMA

Jean-Christophe Troussel

Bird & Bird


Bird & Bird

I am a partner in Bird & Bird’s Intellectual Property department in the Madrid office. My practice is focused on advising clients on litigation and advising clients on the protection and commercialisation of intangible assets the negotiation and drafting of licence and assignment, in particular, with respect to  patents, utility models, designs, copyrights and trade secrets. I 

Joseph Ivor Wyse

Dr. Eyal Bressler & Co.
Patent Attorney

Dr. Wyse, IL Patent Attorney,  2005-present Head of Patent and PBR Dept. at the Bressler IP Group (Israel) since 2005. Dr. Wyse holds a PhD in Genetics from University of London and worked extensively in innovation and industrial research prior to becoming a patent attorney. 


Junghoon Lim

Patent Attorney

Registered Patent Attorney in South Korea since 1998 in the biotechnology and pharmaceutical sectors, holding a Bachelors degree in Biology from Yonsei University. as an active member of the Korea Patent Attorneys Association (KPAA), Licensing Executives Society International (LESI), and the Association of University Technology Managers (AUTM). 


Karin Hofmann

TU Wien
Patent and License Management

Karin has more than 20 years of technology transfer experience. She has been involved in the set-up of the university technology transfer office, the design of the university IPR policy, contract negotiations and commercialization of university inventions in mechanical engineering, 3D-printing, and other areas. She is vice president of LES International and past chair of the LESI IUGT Committee.

Kevin Scott

Licensing Program Leader

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Leah Speser

Research and Innovation Foundation
Dr. / Scientist, Consultant, Executive, Professor

J.D., Ph.D. , Registered Technology Transfer Professional, Certified New Product Development Professional,
US certified Emergency Medical Technician and Wildland Firefighter, US National Science Foundation, Dept. of Agriculture, US Navy awardee for AI Research. The company she founded has raised billions for clients. A Renaissance woman and thought leader in our field, she has been a VP and Board Member of the Association of University Technology Managers, and keynoted meetings for a variety of knowledge transfer, licensing, and economic development associations including LES-Thailand. She currently is manging programs to develop the national knowledge transfer system for Cyprus and enhance the associated research and innovation ecosystem.

Lior Gazit Even Hen

Classiq Technologies
Engineering Team Lead

Graduated with an M.Sc in quantum physics from Wiezamnn Institue of Science. Im working as a software engineer for the past 3 years at Classiq Technologies.

Lior Glassman

Gilat, Bareket & Co., Reinhold Cohn Group

Adv. Lior Glassman, a partner at Reinhold Cohn Group’s legal arm, specializes in patent litigation and technology-related legal services. His experience includes both patent infringement and invalidity proceedings in Israel, and management of international patent disputes. He also offers guidance on Intellectual Property transactions and serves academic institutions. Lior has counseled clients across diverse sectors, such as defense, pharmaceuticals, electronics, consumer products, construction, and transportation. He joined the Reinhold Cohn Group in 2012 following his internship at a leading Israeli law firm and became a partner in 2019.

Liora Bogin

Yeda R&D (Weizmann Institute)
Chief IP Officer

PhD Chemistry (Weizmann Institute) 
Israeli patent attorney 

Lital Helman

Ministry of Justice

Dr. Helman pursued her Law degree at the Hebrew University in law and philosophy and completed her doctorate studired at the University of Pennsylvania Law School as a Fulbright Scholar. She also served as a research fellow at Columbia Law School and at New York University School of Law. Dr. Helman’s articles in the field of law and technology have been published on leading juornals iaround the wo

Matthias Poetzl

Dennemeyer Octimine GmbH

Matteo Sabattini


Dr Matteo Sabattini is a though leader in the IP space. He has years of expertise in technology licensing and IP strategy, and his background blends business, policy and technical skills. He has published extensively and regularly speaks at industry events on IP matters. He holds an MBA from the GWU, a PhD in electrical engineering from the UCSD, and a Laurea Magistrale from the UniBO.

Mattia Dalla Costa

CBA Studio Legale
Attorney at Law

– Attorney at Law, admitted to the Italian and German bar

– D.E.S. en Droit Européen

– Former President of LES Italy, now Vice President and Vice President of LESI International

– Member of the European Patent Lawyers Association (EPLAW) and of the Board of Directors of the German-Italian Chamber of Commerce in Munich, since 20 years trusted lawyer of the German Chamber of Commerce in Italy (AHK) and of the Austrian Chamber of Commerce (WKO)

– Over 20 years of solid international practice both as a transactional lawyer and as an IP litigator, working in 5 different languages (German, English, French, Spanish and Italian)

– “Lawyer of the Year 2023 – IP Civil Litigation” by Legalcommunity IP&TMT Awards (Milan), Leading Professional by Chamber Europe 2023, Chamber Global 2022 and LEGAL 500.

Mattias Karlsson Dinnetz

Senior Program Officer

Professional background

01/06/2022– Senior Program Officer – WIPO, Geneva, Switzerland

01/01/2015–31/05/2022 Programme Manager EC-DG Joint Research Centre, Brussels, Belgium

01/03/2006–31/12/2014 Chief Innovation Advisor/Senior Business Developer – Technical University of Denmark



-Researching emerging IP & TT trends and best practices for the development of effective capacity and skill building tools and resources

-Developing and managing Proof of Concept funds
-Creating viable IP-based spinouts and holding associated Board Directorships
(materials & health tech, ICT)
-Managing 100+ patents/applications and 10+ trademark trademarks/applications
-Negotiating and concluding 30+ license, collaboration, joint ownership, and technology purchase agreements
-European Trademark and Design Attorney (EUIPO Professional Representative ID 89361)

Meir Pugatch

University of Haifa/Maastricht University

Meir Perez Pugatch is an IPKM Professor of Valorisation, Entrepreneurship and Management at the University of Maastricht in the Netherlands as well as a Professor at the School of Public Health, University of Haifa in Israel, in which he acts as the Chair of the Health Management Division since 2019.Prof. Pugatch is also the Managing Director of Pugatch Consilium.

Melanie Mueller

Bucerius Law School (BLS), Hamburg, Germany
legal assistant and co-lecturer

Melanie Mueller, studied law and is doctorand (of Prof. Dr. Heinz Goddar) at University of Bremen, Germany, re 2nd German Patent Modernization Act (“GPA”). Melanie Mueller is a lecturer for industrial property rights at Bucerius Law School (BLS) in Hamburg, Germany. Together with Heinz Goddar she has been the editor of the handbook “Trade Secrets Throughout the World” since January 2023.

Michael Munsch

Omni Bridgeway
Attorney at Law and Certified IP Lawyer (Fachanwalt) in Germany

Mika Pinolehto

Berggren Oy
IPR Business Manager/Patent Attorney

Mika Pinolehto works as IPR Manager/Patent Attorney Berggren Oy in Finland where he sells and licenses patents and works with other IP & Consulting type of work. He has long experience in working for IPR and patents since 1998 e.g. 15 years in Nokia IPR in various positions including patent licensing and 9+ years in Berggren. 


Nina Belbl

Associate Legal Officer

Dr. Nina Belbl works at WIPO. Main areas of her work include SEPs, patents and emerging technologies, patents and health, and trade secrets. Before joining WIPO, she worked as a patent litigator in one of the leading patent litigation firms in Germany. Nina studied law in Germany and France. She holds a Ph.D. in law from the University of Freiburg (Germany) on strategic transfers of SEPs. 


Ofer Furth

First Libra
First Libra Israel Chairman

Ofer Furth is the Chairman and Founder of First Libra and a member of the Israeli Advisory Board. He has significant experience in legal financing and is skilled in analyzing and evaluating legal proceedings. Ofer Furth is an experienced attorney with a focus on commercial law, particularly in court appearances and complex cases. He represents clients from both local and foreign backgrounds 


Ofir Alon


Head of the Israeli Patent Office and Commissioner of Patents, Trademark and Designs until June 2023. Prior to his appointment as Head of ILPO, Mr. Alon served in different positions in the IP field in the private practice, industry and Academia

Orli Gal

Herzog Fox & Neeman

Orli is a partner in Herzog Fox & Neeman’s Hi-Tech Department. Orli’s practice focuses on complex technology transactions and licensing. Orli has extensive experience representing a variety of companies, from early stage start-ups to big multinationals, and represents clients in a wide range of industries, including companies in the software, cyber, mobile applications, online services, e-commerce and life science industries.

Orli structures, drafts and negotiates a variety of agreements, including agreements for licensing, distribution and marketing, manufacturing, research and development and software as a service, and advises companies on how to protect their intellectual property.

Peter Erdödy

Dennemeyer Octimine
Global Head

Since January 2023, Peter has been the Global Head and Managing Director of Dennemeyer Octimine, a leading B2B SaaS enterprise with nearly a decade of pioneering work in the field of patent search and analytics. In his prior role as Product Manager from 2019 – 2022, he was instrumental in steering the company’s product vision. Educated at the University of St. Gallen in Entrepreneurship and Data Science, Peter also holds a Master of Science in Quantitative Finance from Lancaster University and a Bachelor of Science in Physics from Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich.

Rebekka Porath

Global IP Policy Director

Rebekka Porath is Intel’s Global IP Policy Director and head of the Standards & IP Policy team in Intel’s Global Government Affairs organization.

She has long-standing experience in both areas and represents Intel in a number of related industry associations and standards-development organizations.

Prior to joining Intel in 2009, Rebekka has worked for Royal Philips Electronics, performing a variety of functions over more than ten years.

Rebekka is based in Germany, and holds a PhD in Theoretical Physics from the Bonn University.

Rimma Pugatsch Shendelzon

Landa Digital Printing, Israel Patent Attorney Association (Ipaa)
Director of Ip, Patent Attorney

Rimma is the Chair of the Israeli Patent Attorneys Association (IPAA), the Director of Intellectual Property at Landa Digital Printing and IP consultant to start-up companies. 
Rimma is a Patent Attorney with over 15 years of expertise in various areas of Intellectual Property and in managing and strategizing IP portfolios for large enterprises, SMEs, and start-up companies. 


Ronya Rubinstein


Ronya is a healthcare executive with a passion for connecting the dots and integrating the multiple vectors required to launch innovation into a coherent action plan. Ronya has decades of experience supporting early stage startups, accessing useful health data, scaling clinical trials, and bringing together people with different mindsets that contribute their uniqueness. 


Sergey Vasiliev

Gorodissky & Partners

Sergey is a Partner at the Moscow office of Gorodissky & Partners since 2007. He specializes in various legal aspects related to protection, usage, licensing, litigation and enforcement of IP in Russia and CIS. He is an experienced IP/IT litigator. Sergey is an author of a number of publications. Member of LESI and other professional organizations ranked by Legal 500 EMEA, IAM Patent 1000. 


Sharon Hausdorff

VP and Chief Patent Counsel

Sharon has been with Teva for over 20 years and is responsible for a global team of about 40 people who manage all pre-litigation patent work for Teva.  The team manages Teva’s worldwide patent portfolio and also handles freedom to operate analyses and due diligence for generic and innovative products and for medical devices. 


Shelly Yehezkely


Shelly received her BSc. degree in Biomedical Engineering from the Technion, Israel and her MSc. degree in Biomedical Engineering from Delft University, the Netherlands. After working at Polycom and Philips she joined Viz.ai and currently she is the Vice President of AI at Viz.ai. Shelly has over 20 year of experience in computer vision, signal processing and machine learning, specializing in the 


Stefano Zambon

Italian Foundation for Business Reporting (O.I.B.R.)
Professor of Corporate Reporting, University of Ferrara (Italy)

Prof. Stefano Zambon (PhD, London) is Professor of Accounting and Business Economics at the  
University of Ferrara, Italy, and Secretary General of the O.I.B.R.-Italian Foundation for Business  
Reporting. Visiting and teaching appointments in universities of four continents (NYU, LBS, HEC and CNAM Paris, Waseda School of Governance Tokyo, Melbourne, Canterbury at Christchurch, Passau, Bozen) 


Suvi Julin

Berggren Oy
Technology lawyer

Tessa Malamud-Cohen

Ferring Pharmaceuticals
Patent Attorney

Tessa Malamud-Cohen is a Dutch native, living in Israel, employed since 2010 by the Swiss company Ferring Pharmaceuticals at their wholly-owned subsidiary Bio-Technology General (Israel) Ltd.  She has been active in the IP field for 30 years, most of which as in-house counsel in the pharmaceutical industry (and 3 years in private practice). 


Tilman Mueller-Stoy

Prof. Dr. German Lawyer

Tilman Mller-Stoy is widely recognized as a leading German patent litigator. Co-heading the European patent litigation group of BARDEHLE PAGENBERG, he is one of the pioneers at the European Unified Patent Court. With over 20 years of experience in IP, he has handled several hundreds of patent disputes (including entitlement proceedings) in courts and patent offices. 


Tom Oliver

Powell Gilbert


Tom is a partner at Powell Gilbert (www.powellgilbert.com), a specialist IP law firm based in London and Dublin. Tom specialises in intellectual property litigation with a particular focus on high-stakes patent disputes.

Tom has extensive experience in devising multi-jurisdictional patent litigation strategies and co-ordinating legal teams across Europe, Asia and North America.


Tomer Simon

Microsoft Israel R&D Center
Chief Scientist, Microsoft Israel R&D Center

Tomer brings with him about 25 years of experience in the technology and IT worlds, including technology research, software development and managing and establishing large development centers. Tomer has deep expertise in designing and leading digital transformations, AI, quantum computing, automation and the future of work. Today, Tomer works with numerous executives from the defense and private sectors in building organizational and national level strategies.

Vered Horesh

Bria Artificial Intelligence

Zafrir Neuman

Chief Legal Officer.

Zafrir is the Chief Legal Officer of the Israel Innovation Authority. Prior to this position he was responsible for the legal counseling to the Office of the Chief Scientist and the SME’s Agency. Zafrir has worked in the high tech department in one of Israel’s biggest law firms. He selected by the international prestigious legal500 Powerlist as one of the leading in-house legal counsels in Israel