The Israel Patent Office is the authority in Israel which provides legal protection of industrial intellectual property, through the registration of Patents, Designs, Trademarks and appellations of origin. The office is housed under the Ministry of Justice.
The granted right is subject to the examination of the application. This ensures that the exclusivity of the protection will not harm the legal rights of the general public.
In addition, the ILPO provides information and guidance to the public related to its functions and responsibilities and in matters relating to patents, designs and trademarks.
Each of the Patent Office departments has a set of procedures, work instructions and different submission sites. All the information regarding each of the areas can be found on the office’s website:
A Patent Attorney is a certified professional with an academic education in a technological field who has undergone the required proffsional training. The training includes an internship period and passing the certification exams of the Patent Office.
The Patent Office employs more than 100 patent examiners, organized into specialized teams based on distinct technologies, such as physics, computers and communication, biotechnology, medical devices, mechanics, organic chemistry, and pharmaceuticals. A scientific degree is a prerequisite for individuals aspiring to become patent examiners.
The Patent Office has about 200 employees: