To apply for a patent in Israel, applicants must prepare a patent application (drafted in accordance with the Patents Law) and file it with the registrar, along with the required fees. If a patent is granted, patentees may prevent others from exploiting their inventions. This article answers FAQs about patent legislation and procedure in Israel.
The COVID-19 crisis has had a major impact on the patent ecosystem in Israel, including in relation to eminent domain, cooperation and collaboration between governments and companies, the distribution of patent filings and Israel Patent Office admin. As the crisis has removed most (if not all) of the barriers that until now have prevented people from working remotely, it is a possible solution that could help overloaded patent examiners in the months ahead.