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Mikael Schwarz

Partner, Patent Attorney
  • Industries: life science, including molecular biology, cell biology, plant biology, agriculture, pharmaceuticals, biochemistry, biotechnology and diagnostics
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  • E-mail : mikael@benami.com
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Field of Expertise

Miki joined Ben-Ami in 2006, became a certified patent attorney in 2008 and partner in 2012. He deals mainly with drafting and prosecution of patent application throughout the world in all fields of life science, including molecular biology, cell biology, plant biology, agriculture, peptides, pharmaceuticals, compositions, biochemistry, biotechnology and diagnostics, and drafts patentability and freedom-to-operate opinions. His professional experience in research and industry enables him to achieve a solid understanding of the inventor's needs and the biological basis for complex inventions in the field.

Education

B.Sc. in Biology, 1985, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Ph.D in Biology, 1990, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Post doctorate, 1994, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Post doctorate, 1998, Stanford University, California, USA

Memberships

Israel Patent Attorneys Associate, AIPPI

Professional Background

After finishing his Ph.D. thesis in the field of plant physiology, Miki held two post-doctoral positions: the first in Prof. Hermona Soreq's laboratory at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, in which he studied structure-function relationships of cholinesterase enzymes, and the second in Prof. Jack McMahan's laboratory at Stanford University, in which he explored the molecular structure of the neuromuscular junction using electron microscopy techniques.

With his return to Israel, Miki joined the young start-up company Adante Ltd, as a general manager and head of R&D, developing a kit for early detection of Alzheimer's disease. In 2001 he joined Glycominds Ltd, which specialized in utilizing glycan markers for detection of autoimmune diseases and cancer.