Experience & Background
A seasoned intellectual property litigator, Mr. Neubauer has built up an extra-ordinary wealth of domestic and cross-border IP litigation experience. His breadth of IP and industry experience continues to make him a first port of call for multinational and Israeli companies in the pharmaceutical, hi-tech, life sciences, telecommunications and consumer products industries.
With a comprehensive grasp of science and technology, he has successfully litigated a wide range of IP cases, including patents, trademarks, trade secrets, know-how and copyrights, both in civil actions before the courts as well as in opposition proceedings before the Patent and Trademark Office. He also provided legal consultation in Patent Post-Issuance proceedings conducted by the U.S Patent Trial and Appeal Board.
Mr. Neubauer also heads the Trademark and Design Department at the Ehrlich Group. He provides legal consultation in the business and legal strategies relating to the process of naming and branding. Mr. Neubauer has extensive experience in prosecuting Trademark and Design applications and handling Trademark and Design portfolios throughout the world.
In addition to legal settlements, Mr. Neubauer regularly drafts and negotiates contracts, and routinely advises clients in relation to their IP protection and enforcement strategy, risk evaluation, Open Source matters, investment due diligence and product clearance.
In 2017 Mr. Neubauer joined the Ehrlich Group as one of the founders of Ehrlich, Neubauer & 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.
2017 – Founded Ehrlich, Neubauer & Melzer Law firm
2015-2016 – Served as counsel at Weiss & Arons, New York, US.
1998-2013 – Worked at Luthi & Co, Tel Aviv, Israel.
1998-1999 – Co-taught Contract Law at The College of Law and Business, Ramat Gan, Israel
2003 LL.M. Columbia University, School of Law (with Honors – Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar), New York, U.S.
1999 LL.B. the Hebrew University, School of Law (Magna Cum Laude), Jerusalem, Israel*.
*Concentration: Intellectual Property Law, Science and Technology; and Contracts.
Rankings & Recognitions
Yehuda was identified by IAM Patent 1000 2018 as a Leading Individual and one of the world’s leading patent professionals. Yehuda was described as an “enforcement ace with a silver tongue“.
The World Trademark Review also noted and remarked that the Ehrlich Group “has been turning heads in the trademark community and local and foreign entities have been responding enthusiastically.” WTR also describes the Group’s IP litigation firm as “a litigation powerhouse.”
The Legal 500 2018 ranking also noted his presence.
2000 – Admitted to practice, Israel Bar.
Member of INTA, AIPPI and ECTA.