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Ronnie Benshafrut

Dr. Ronnie Benshafrut

  • Senior Partner, Head of Department, in charge of Patent Term Extension, Nanotechnology and Cannabis
  • Patent Attorney
  • Patents
  • Profile on LinkedIn
Fields of Expertise
Life Science & Chemistry, Patent Term Extension, Nanotechnology, Cannabis

Ph.D. (Organic Chemistry), 1996, City University of New York; B.Sc. (Forensic Medicine), City University of New York.


Ronnie is experienced in providing a broad range of IP support to both R&D and commercial clients. He has represented his clients to achieve exclusivity for their technologies through development of patent strategies and has actively participated in filing and prosecution strategies adapted to meet his clients’ needs.

Ronnie has hands-on experience in patent drafting and prosecution, patent term extension, patent portfolio management, freedom to operate analysis, IP due diligence, to name a few, in the fields of pharmaceuticals, organic chemistry, inorganic chemistry, metallurgy, industrial chemistry, medicinal chemistry, formulation chemistry, solid state chemistry, forensic chemistry and physical chemistry, nanotechnology, surface chemistry and chemistry of molecular-controlled semiconductors; agriculture, cannabis-based technologies, medical devices and others.
Moreover, Ronnie has vast experience and knoweledge in the field of Cannabis, especially in the IP aspects of this field.


Ronnie is a co-author of the chapter on PTE in Israel of the book Patent Term Extensions – Erganzende Schutzzertifikate (Nomos), a manual which comments on the relevant statutory provisions and the relevant case law in the U.S., Korea, Russia, Switzerland, Singapore, Taiwan and Israel.
He is also a co-author of the Israel chapter in “ICLG- International Comparative Legal Guide to: Patents 2019”.


Ronnie has been personally recommended for several years in leading international guides, such as IAM Patent 1000 (The World’s Leading Patent Practitioners) and recently in the new Legal 500 prosecution ranking.

Legal 500: ‘Exceptional’ Ronnie Benshafrut handling patent work, including term extensions.

Intellectual Asset Management – The World’s Leading Patent Practitioners 1000 (IAM Patent 1000) 2017: “Organic chemistry and nanotechnology guru Ronnie Benshafrut is an authority on patent term extensions, a subject on which he has written extensively”.

AIPPI; Association of Israel Patent Attorneys, INTA, LES Israel.
Hebrew, English.

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