Dr. Efrat Lev Lehman


Practice areas


Patent Attorney

Ph.D. Mol. Biol.


2007 to – present Patent Attorney at Ehrlich & Fenster in the Biotechnology Department. The position includes drafting full patent applications (U.S. provisional applications, PCT applications), claim amendments for entry into National Phases world-wide, and patent prosecutions (response to Office Actions from USPTO, EPO, IL, CN, IN, SG, CA, AU).

2002 -2007 Technical advisor and Patent Attorney Trainee at Ehrlich & Partners in the Biotechnology Department. The position included drafting patent applications and responding to office actions (mainly from the USPTO, EPO and ILPTO).

2001 – 2002 Lab coordinator and IP manager at IDgene Pharmaceutial, Jerusalem. The position included managing the DNA extraction lab, coordinating the gene discovery process using high throughput single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) analysis and summarizing lab results for provisional patent applications.





1997 – 2001  Post-Doctoral fellow at Baylor College of Medicine, Houston Texas.

1997 –  Post-Doctoral fellow at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

1991-1996 Ph.D. in Molecular Biology, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

1989-1991 M.Sc. with distinction in Biochemistry, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

1985-1988 B.Sc. with distinction in Chemistry and Biology, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel.




Academic Awards

1991 The Golda Meir Special Student Award.

1997 The Hebrew University fund for post-doctoral fellowships, deferred for the Rothschild Fund

1997 The Rothschild Fund fellowships (Yad Hanadiv) for postgraduates studies

1998-2001 Baylor College of Medicine post-doctoral fellowship