As a qualified Israeli patent attorney specialising in biotech, pharma and medtech, Eli is experienced in handling a wide variety of subject matters, including oligonucleotides, RNA interference, antibodies, biological matrices, predictive medicine, biologics, cell-based therapeutics and medical devices. Prior to joining Carpmaels & Ransford in 2017, Eli served as a principal patent counsel of a clinical-stage pharmaceutical company, where he was responsible for the global IP strategy of a large patent portfolio.
Eli’s previous experience working within a boutique intellectual property firm included advising clients within the biotech and medtech industries, drafting patent applications handling global prosecution and working on patentability and due diligence opinions. He has also gained in-house experience, acting as a principal patent counsel for Quark Pharmaceuticals, responsible for their entire biology-related patent portfolio, which encompassed products in various R&D stages. Eli managed various aspects of the company’s IP, including aligning the IP strategy with the business strategy, handling global prosecution, overseeing opposition procedures, reviewing collaboration and licensing agreements, monitoring company publications and mining for new patentable inventions. Prior to entering the patent profession, Eli served as a director of pre-clinical studies, establishing in-vivo and in-vitro systems to explore a novel peptide-based hydrogel.
Eli obtained an MSc at the Weizmann Institute of Science in Israel, exploring the dual role of the E2F-1 transcription factor in cell cycle regulation vs. apoptosis. For his Ph.D. thesis, he explored the discovery of a novel regulator of muscle/tendon junction formation in the fruit fly (he even got to name a new gene!), which resulted in several scientific publications. Eli’s diverse scientific background is complemented by an MBA, specializing in management of biotech/pharma companies.
In his spare time Eli enjoys traveling to places he’s never been to (not including missing his intended train stop), singing (both in a choir and in the shower) and fine dining.
- M.Sc. (Molecular Cell Biology)
- Ph.D. (Molecular Genetics)
- MBA (Biomedical Management)
- Israeli Patent Attorney