The firm was founded by advocate Rachel Alkalay and in partnership with expert Patent Attorney s who specialize in all matters concerning protection and prosecution of patents in the fields of computer hardware and software, Communications, Internet Applications, Business Methods, Electronics, Optics, Electro-Optics, Physics, Medical devices and more.
Rachel Alkalay, the founder of Alkalay & Co. has worked in the Intellectual property, technology and commercial fields for over 10 years with emphasis in the information science industry. Ms. Alkalay experience encompasses a broad range of technology based transactions, intellectual property matters, commercial and international transactions. During the years 2000-2003, Ms. Alkalay worked for two of the largest US law firms: Sidley Austin and Cravath Swaine & Moore (in a copyright litigation case for its client IBM).
Ms. Alkalay has worked with a broad range of technology and Internet companies, inventors and entrepreneurs. She participated in negotiating and drafting agreements for many types of transactions, including licensing, distributing, marketing, outsourcing and join ventures, developing and commercializing computer software and hardware, licensing of patents and trade marks, counseling and employment agreements. Ms. Alkalay has provided legal opinions on a a broad range of topics in her fields of practice. She has written and lectured in numerous academic and non-academic institutions on several subjects within the information science and Intellectual Property law. Ms. Alkalay Unique background includes five years of hands-on computer science experience within the computer unit of the Israeli Army.
• Intellectual Property and Commercial Transactions
• Internet law
• Computer law
• Labor law
• ADR - alternative dispute resolution
• Tel Aviv University, M.B.A Program: Intellectual Property Law course 2008-2009
• New York, 1998
• Israel, 1995
• Tel Aviv University Law School ( Ph.D candidate, 2008)
• Tel Aviv University Law School (LL.M, 1999)
• Tel Aviv University Law
• Author of Ph.D. Dissertation (upcoming 2009) Copyright in the Internet :
Law V. Self-Help alternatives
• Computer Crimes in Israel, Shaarei Mishpat IV, 2006 (Co-Author)
• Software Protection in Israel, Der International Softwarevertrag, 2006 (Co-Author)
• Author of article in Hamishpat Law Review, "The Civil Liability of Internet Service
Provider for Content Transferred by Users," 2001
• Author of LL.M. thesis: "The Civil Liability of Internet Service Provider for
Content Transferred by Users." 2001
• Author of numerous articles in the legal section of the online magazine,
• Co-author of three chapters in Computer, Internet and Multimedia Law by Assia
Naomi (1996, NDYR) on the subject of Internet Law.