Professionals

Allen Richter

Allen Richter, founder of the firm, is a Patent Attorney admitted to practice before the European, Israeli and Swiss Patent Office.

Allen has extensive experience in the drafting and prosecution of patent applications, domestically and internationally, in a wide range of technologies including software-implemented  inventions, medical devices, communication systems, electro-optics and consumer goods for a variety of clients ranging from early-stage startups to internationally  operating corporations and renowned research institutes. 

Allen has been practicing Intellectual Property law for over ten years and has particular expertise in European, US and Israeli patents and patent rules.

Allen is also well experienced in providing consultative assistance concerning Intellectual Property due diligence, freedom-to-operate opinions and in managing opposition procedures.

Allen holds a B.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering from Tel Aviv University and a M.Sc. in Electro-Optical Engineering from Ben Gurion University.

Last but not least, Allen is a passionate Jazz pianist.

Languages:

English, German and Hebrew

Dr. Gila Shimoni-Elhanati

Dr. Gila Shimoni-Elhanati is a licensed Patent Attorney and the manager of the Chemistry, Pharmacology and Biotech affairs at Richter & Shimoni.

Gila’s professional experience encompasses the drafting and prosecution of hundreds of Pharmaceutical, Chemistry, Agrotech, Medicine and Biotech patent applications with particular emphasis in the organic chemistry, peptides and formulation areas. Gila’s legal work further includes the drafting of patentability and freedom to operate opinions, handling appeal matters and advising on patent portfolio strategy.

Gila has been providing legal services to dozens of clients which include leading universities and research institutes, chemical and pharmaceutical companies, start-ups and private clientele.

Prior to the founding of the firm, Gila worked as a patent attorney in a major Israeli patent firm in Israel and was a partner in a boutique patent firm.  Gila also held teaching positions at various academic institutions. 

Gila holds a B.Sc. and M.Sc. in Chemistry from Ben Gurion University, and a Ph.D. in Biophysics from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. After completing her Ph.D., Gila pursued her Post-doctoral project at the Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel.

Languages:

English and Hebrew

Meirav Shalem

Meirav holds a B.Sc. in Physics from the Israeli Institute of Technology (Technion) and is a Certified Israeli Patent Attorney (2008)

Meirav has been working in the field of Intellectual Property for over 14 years during which she has drafted, prosecuted and led to the grant of hundreds of patent applications for dozens of startups and corporate entities.

Meirav’s vast technical expertise encompasses the scientific arts of electro optics, solid state physics, sound analysis, ultrasound, medical devices,  mechanical systems, software and computerized applications.

As a Patent Attorney, Meirav also provides various IP related services such as consultancy and written opinions in patentability, Freedom-to-Operate and Due Diligence.

Prior to becoming a Patent Attorney, Meirav worked in research and development during which she has gained extensive experience in electro-optical and optical fiber-based systems as well as in nuclear medicine devices.

Dr. Andre Kasche (Of Counsel)

André Kasche is a Swiss, German and European patent, design and trademark attorney. He studied chemistry and mathematics at the Midwestern State University in Wichita Falls, Texas, USA, as well as biochemistry, organic chemistry, and chemical engineering at the University of Hannover, Germany.

His doctorate was awarded by the Max Planck Institute of Endocrinology on the synthesis of antihormones and the study of their affinity in in-vitro and animal models. He has broad industrial practice including chemical research. 

His technical emphasis is on life sciences, the pharmaceutical industry, organic chemistry and in particular the area of biotechnology. 

His IP experience includes working for Boehringer Ingelheim GmbH and the offices of Kutzenberger & Wolff in Cologne and Gruenecker & Partner in Munich. In 2004 he founded his own patent law firm and began cooperating with Ritscher & Partner AG in Zurich. In 2013 Dr. Thomas Ritscher passed away and Dr. André Kasche took over the IP portfolio of the Ritscher & Partner AG, now registered as Kasche & Partner AG.

 

Israel Office

Richter & Shimoni Patent Attorneys
Mailing Address:
P.O.B. 4125
IL-7414002 Ness Tziona Science Park

T: +972 (0)54 527 3417
or: +41 (0)22 508 7033
F: +972 (0)8 954 0991

Email: office@richterpatent.com

Swiss Office

Kasche & Partner AG
Patentanwalt Dr. Kasche
Resirain 1
CH-8125 Zollikerberg/Zürich

T: +41-44-395 44 88
or: +41-44-395 44 86
F: +41-44-395 44 84

Email: info@kasche-ip-partner.ch

German Office

Patentanwalt Dr. Kasche
Cremerstrasse 7
DE-55595 Wallhausen

T: +41-44-395 44 88
or:  +49-6706 960 704
F: +41-44-395 44 84

Email: info@kasche-ip-partner.ch

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