Yoav Alkalay
Yoav Alkalay
Partner, Chair of IL-STEM Practice Group Pearl Cohen
Industries AI
AR and VR
Software (Cyber, Cloud, IOT)
Digital and 3D Printing
Languages Hebrew, English

Yoav Alkalay

For 20 years Yoav has been advising clients on various Intellectual Property matters, such as strategic patent portfolio development and management, patent monetization, IP due diligence for M&A deals, Standard Essential Patents (SEP’s), and more.

His work includes managing and developing large patent portfolios, advising on patent strategies and monetization, conducting IP due diligence for M&A deals, counseling on Standard Essential Patents (SEP’s), and more. He has been involved in IP due diligence matters on behalf of clients in both the buying and investing side, advising clients who were subject to the due diligence, patent litigations in Israel and in the US, negotiations and litigations of SEP’s, and in strategic development and scaling of the patent portfolios of his clients, as well as of internal procedures for them to foster innovation.

Prior to joining Pearl Cohen, Yoav was in senior in-house positions, such as Head of IP at Amdocs and a patent attorney at the IP Law department of IBM in Israel and in the US. Under Yoav’s leadership as Head of IP, Amdocs was listed among the top 1000 US assignees and won a post-Alice favorable decision with the Federal Circuit on patent-eligibility (one of the first post-Alice favorable decisions to owners of software-implemented patents).

Yoav’s clients range from entrepreneurs and startups, to Fortune 500 companies. He represents global corporations, mid-size and private companies, as well as startups in diverse areas, ranging from telecommunications , IOT, AI, software and hardware chip design and processing, cyber, automotive, digital health and medical devices, agro-tech and more.


LLM, Haifa University Faculty of Law, 2007
LLB, Haifa University Faculty of Law, 2002
BSc, Computer Science, Haifa University, 2002


Israel Patent Office
Israel Bar Association