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    IL
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Patent registration in Israel (non-PCT)

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  • Patent fees

Fees associated with filing patent applications in Israel as well as other patent fees are available in the fee calculator.

  • Term for filing patent application in Israel

The term for filing the Israeli patent application claiming priority is 12 months from the priority date. Under certain circumstances, the Israeli Patent Office may allow the request for restoration of this term if filed by up to two months from the expiration date of the 12 months.

  • Minimum filing requirements in Israel

- Request to grant a patent, containing applicant's details and address for correspondence in Israel;
- patent specification;
- filing fees.

  • Language of the Israeli patent application

The official languages of the Israeli patent applications are Hebrew, Arabic and English. The application may be filed in any other foreign language, and the translation should be submitted within three months from filing thereof.

  • Information Disclosure Statement

The applicant is obliged to disclose by way of an Information Disclosure Statement (IDS), any information that could be considered to be material to a determination of patentability of the claimed invention. This duty extends to an applicant’s legal representative and anyone involved in the registration of the application. The information can be of any type, and includes, but is not limited to, prior art. The duty continues until a patent is issued or the application is abandoned. An intentional failure to submit an IDS may result in a later declaration of the patent as unenforceable. No official fees are associated with filing an IDS.

  • Power of Attorney requirements

The signed original of the POA must be provided within three months from the date of filing the patent application. No legalisation or notarization is required.

  • Priority document

For patent application claiming priority, the certified copy of the priority document is required. If the priority document is not in one of the official languages, the certified translation into English, Hebrew or Arabic of the priority document should be submitted as well.

  • Substantive examination request

Patent applications in Israel are automatically examined in the received order, and no request for initiation of this process must be filed. The applicant should only file the request for acceleration (expedition) of the examination, if necessary. It is also possible to request an accelerated examination under PPH. If the invention's subject matter is environmental technology ("Green" applications), it may undergo fast-track application process on the applicant's request.

  • Novelty grace period

The novelty of the invention is not affected by disclosure, if it is made by the owner of the invention or his predecessor in title, if it is made or used during an industrial or agricultural trade show in Israel, or at an internationally recognized exhibition of which the Patent Office has received a formal notification prior to its opening providing that the patent application was filed within 6 months from the date the trade show was opened. In addition, the novelty of the invention is not affected by the disclosure by the inventor if it is made in the way of a lecture before a scientific society or by way of publication of such lecture in the official publications of a scientific society, provided the Patent Office received notice of the lecture before it is made and that a patent application is filed within 6 months from the date of the disclosure.

  • Grant and patent maintenance

The official fee for patent issuance should be paid within three months from the date of the Notice before Acceptance. After payment of the issue fee a Notice of Allowance will be issued and the application will be published for oppositions for a period of additional three months. Assuming that no oppositions were filed, the applicant will be granted a Patent. The first maintenance fees for 1-6 years must be paid within three months from the decision to grant a patent. All further maintenance fees are to be paid every 4 years. The maintenance fees may also be paid for the whole patent validity term at once.

  • Representation by a patent attorney

For foreigners, it is recommended to perform the patent prosecution in Israel through an agent, a registered Israeli patent attorney.

  • Notes

1. Online Database for Israeli Patents Search.
2. Legal protection of the invention as utility model in Israel is not possible.

Brief summary is based on the information provided by Soroker, Agmon, Nordman on 13.02.2019
Please contact us if the above information contains any discrepancies with Israeli IP Laws

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