January 30, 2011

Dr. Michael Cohn 1926-2011

With great sadness we announce that our former partner Dr. Michael Cohn passed away on Sunday, January 30, 2011. 

Michael, the son of the firm’s founder, Dr. Reinhold Cohn, was at the helm of the firm for about 40 years until he retired in 2000.

Michael greatly contributed to and played an important role in the development of the field of Industrial Property in Israel, being directly involved in many of the reforms and participating in the official legislative committees in this field. The central role he played in educating and nurturing generations of skilled patent attorney and in shaping the IP scene in Israel supplements his many other professional achievements. 

Michael also served as Chairman of the Israel group of AIPPI, the International Organization for the Protection of Intellectual Property, which later awarded him honorary membership for his impressive contributions in this field. Michael further served as a representative of the State of Israel at several international conventions in the field of Intellectual Property. As a Patent attorney, he was intimately involved in the development and growth of the Israeli innovative industry.

Michael was also a gifted and well-read man – a man of fine culture and impressive general knowledge in many fields, including history, literature, music and more.

His loss leaves an irreparable void in the lives of all his loved ones and also all those who were privileged to make his acquaintance, in Israel and elsewhere. Michael will forever be remembered with great love and respect.

Our firm will continue to be guided by the high principles and standards set by Dr. Michael Cohn, building on the strong foundations he established.

The staff and partners

Reinhold Cohn Group
Reinhold Cohn & Partners, Patent Attorneys
Gilat, Bareket & Co., Attorneys at Law

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