Experience & Background
Since 1994, after having worked as a Patent Attorney for a small patent firm in Israel for six years, Dr. Ehrlich set up his own firm, Ehrlich & Partners, in 1995.
He immediately set out to complement his expertise with a premier staff of highly talented patent attorneys in diverse disciplines including Biotech, Immunology, Agrotechnology, Algeatech, Bioinformatics, Pharmacology, Biochemistry, Chemistry, Physics, Electronics, Electrooptics, Mechanics, Medical Devices, Computer Software, Computer Hardware, Telecommunications, Business Methods, Trademarks, Design Patents, IP Litigation Support and Breeder’s, Rights among others.
In 2017, Dr. Ehrlich founded the Ehrlich Group, which includes the renowned patent attorneys firm, Ehrlich & Fenster; Ehrlich, Neubauer and Meltzer, which is a boutique firm with rich experience and knowledge in all areas of intellectual property; and IPTrade, which helps companies in various technology fields to realize the economic value of their intellectual property rights on an international level.
The cooperation between Ehrlich & Fenster and Ehrlich, Neubauer and Melzer allows its clients to enjoy the best of both worlds at the same time.
The Group serves thousands of clients including the leading Universities and Academic Institutions in Israel, and many well-known major companies, as well as start-ups and individual clientele.
2017 – Dr. Ehrlich founded Ehrlich, Neubauer and Melzer (EN&M), a boutique IP law firm, to meet the legal needs of the clients of the group in the field of intellectual property.
2007 – Dr. Ehrlich, together with his brother, Adv. Amit Ehrlich founded IPTradeTM, Israel’s premier service for assisting High-Tech companies and private patent owners in monetizing their Intellectual Property assets on the Global stage.
December 2006 – the firm of Fenster & Co. merged into Ehrlich & Partners, becoming Ehrlich & Fenster.
1995 – Dr. Ehrlich founded Ehrlich & Partners, the fastest growing Intellectual Property firm in Israel.
1994 – 2000 Patent Attorney.
1995 – 1998 Served as a lecturer at the Faculty of General Studies and the Faculty of Law of the Haifa University.
1993 – 1996 LL.B. degree from the Tel-Aviv University Law School
1986 – 1993 B.Sc. degree in Biology and Ph.D degree in Genetic Engineering from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem
During his academic career, Dr. Ehrlich authored over 25 papers, chapters and books in the fields of Medicine, Biology, Biochemistry, Genetic Engineering, Law and Ethics.
Dr. Ehrlich was honored with the following academic awards:
1987 – 1989 Three consecutive years – The Hebrew University Deans award;
1989 – The Golda Meir award;
1990 – The Polak Family award;
1994 – The World Association of Medical Law award.
Rankings & Recognitions
Dr. Gal Ehrlich continues to be recognized by the world’s leading ranking guides, year after year. Identified among the world’s leading patent professionals by IAM Patent 1000 2018, Gal is ranked as a first-tier professional and described as a “tech savvy practitioner with a PhD in generating engineering and keen commercial acumen.”
Chambers and Partners Global 2018 Edition notes that Gal “is held in high regard for his depth of experience in the IP sphere. He is active in the prosecution of patent applications and is well known for his experience in the hi-tech and medical sectors.” Gal is ranked by the leading international rating guide in first-tier, the highest quality group of leading individuals.
In addition, Gal is mentioned in The Legal 500 2018 ranking and named a Patent Star by Managing Intellectual Property IP Stars 2018 ranking. “Gal Ehrlich combines thorough understanding of a client’s business needs and the ability to expose the heart of an invention in its broader scope.” Gal is also ranked in WIPR Leaders ranking under Biotech, Patent, Technology & TM categories.
In 2018, Client Choice recognized Gal for his excellence in client service in the field of Patents, one of only three lawyers in Israel to be identified for this achievement. He is also ranked in the Who’s Who legal Patent ranking for 2018.
2012 – Present – Judge at the Tribunal of the Israeli Equestrian Federation.
2010 – Present – Member of The Management of the Friends of HaBimah National Theater Society.
2007 – 2012 – Head of the Tribunal of the Israeli Equestrian Federation.
2007 – Drafter of the Policies and Regulations of the Tribunal of the Israeli Equestrian Federation.
2005 – 2014 – Pro bono drafting, filing and prosecuting patent applications for MILBAT, a voluntary organization developing and implementing technological solutions for the disabled.
1994 – Present – Member of the Society for Medicine and Law in Israel.
2009 – 2015 – an active member in the parents committee of the Kfar Shmaryahu –Hof Hasharon Elementary school.
2015 – 2018 – Head of parents committee of the Ben Gurion Intermediate school in Herzelia and a member of the municipal parents committee of Herzelia.
1997 Licensed as a Patent Attorney before the Israel Patent & Trademark Office.