Joel Vidal is an expert in Intellectual Property (IP) law, patents and designs. He specializes in patent drafting, patent prosecution, patent portfolio evaluation, analysis of IP aspects of acquisition and investment transactions, and advising on IP-related transactions.
Joel provides ongoing and strategic advice in all aspects of patents and other IP rights as well as in business aspects and commercial law to Israeli and international high-tech companies.
Joel has vast experience in patent drafting and patent prosecution on behalf of leading international companies, such as IBM and Intel. Joel drafts and prosecutes patents, and manages large patent portfolios of hundreds of patents in the U.S. and worldwide, in fields such as information systems, military inventions, mechanical inventions, electronic devices, hardware, software, encryption, wireless and cellular communication, online systems, and medical devices. Joel performs patent evaluation, patent validity analysis, patent infringement analysis, and freedom-to-operate analysis. Joel further performs due diligence analysis of IP portfolios for acquisition and investment transactions.
Joel is admitted to practice law in the State of Israel and in the State of New York.
Israel Bar Association, 1995
State Bar of New York, 2002
Hebrew, English, French
Tel Aviv University, LL.M., cum laude, 2006
Tel Aviv University, LL.B., cum laude, 1995
Partner, Eitan Mehulal Sadot, 2016-present
Associate at Eitan Mehulal Sadot, 2011-2016
Associate at Eitan Mehulal law group, 2006-2011
CEO and director at ALFY Inc., 1999-2002