President, The Luzzatto Group, Israel
Kfir is the President of The Luzzatto Group and the fourth generation of his family to work in intellectual property. The firm that he heads was founded by his great-grandfather in Milan, Italy in 1869, and moved to Israel more than 50 years ago. Kfir has vast experience in drafting and prosecuting patent applications in different fields, but nowadays he mainly directs and participates in IP litigation, and oversees complex portfolios requiring sophisticated strategy planning. Kfir’s multi-disciplinary experience ranges from pharmaceuticals and life science, to software and defense. His extensive experience in litigation allows him a unique perspective on the development of strong IP protection for start-ups and multinational companies alike. Kfir holds a Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering. He is known, among other things, for his work in litigation on important products such as PROZAC, VIAGRA, and less well-known yet important projects in the life science, defense, and software fields. Kfir is a recipient of the Landau Award for Research, the inventor of patented inventions, the author of many articles on intellectual property, and a member of multiple professional organizations in the field of intellectual property. Kfir’s Book, “The World of Patents,” was published in Hebrew by Globes Press in 2003. His acclaimed book, “Fun with Patents,” was released in early 2016 and is available online.