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Yoav Alkalay

  • Partner, Head of the IL STEM Practice Group
  • Tel Aviv
For 20 years Yoav has been advising clients on various Intellectual Property matters, such as strategic patent portfolio development and management, patents monetization, IP due diligence for M&A deals, Standard Essential Patents (SEP’s) and more.


Yoav Alkalay is a partner and the Head of the IL STEM Practice Group.

His work includes management and development of large patent portfolios, advising on patents strategies, patents monetization, conducting IP due diligence for M&A deals, advising on Standard Essential Patents (SEP’s), and more. He has been involved in IP due diligence matters on behalf of his clients both for clients in the buying and investing side, and clients which were subject to the due diligence, in patent litigations in Israel and in the US, negotiations and litigations of Standard Essential Patents (SEP’s), in the development of internal procedures for his clients to foster innovation, and in strategic development and scaling of the patent portfolios of his clients.

Prior to joining Pearl Cohen, Yoav was in a few senior in-house positions such as Head of IP at Amdocs and  a patent attorney at the IP Law department of IBM in Israel and in the US. Under Yoav’s leadership as Head of IP, Amdocs has been listed among the top 1000 US assignees and won a post-Alice favorable decision with the Federal Circuit on patent-eligibility (one of the first post-Alice favorable decisions to owners of Software implemented patents).

Yoav’s clients range from entrepreneurs and start-up companies to Fortune 500 companies. He represents global corporations, as well as mid-size companies, private companies, and start-up companies in different technological  areas, ranging from telecommunication , IOT, software and hardware chip design and processing, cyber, automotive, healthcare including digital health and medical devices, agri-tech, AI and more.

Yoav’s approach to IP is business-centric, with the goal of maximizing the monetary value of IP portfolios through strategically developing IP assets – a goal that can be applied to a company of any size with intellectual property.


IAM 300: The World's Leading IP Strategists 2020 Recommended Attorney.
Yoav was listed in 2017-2019 in the IAM300, Top 300 IP Strategists list
IAM 300: The World's Leading IP Strategists 2021 Recommended Individual.
IAM 300: The World's Leading IP Strategists 2022 Recommended Individual.