The S. Horowitz Institute


Intellectual Property law attempts to regulate the creative process and the cultural field, to promote innovation and technology in Israel and around the world.  Constant technological developments, new business models, changing social practices, and evolving modes of production and consumption of knowledge require close legal attention.  The S. Horowitz Institute for IP in memory of Dr. Amnon Goldenberg wishes to promote the progress of IP law and practices by supporting research and the study of IP, by facilitating the exchange of ideas both locally and globally, and by offering policymakers unbiased input. 

The S. Horowitz Institute for IP explores copyright, patents, trademarks, and trade secrets, as well as neighboring rights.  The Institute focuses on the public domain and on the proprietary features of IP, and on the tensions between them.  The Institute’s intention is to facilitate innovative, interdisciplinary research that acknowledges that the law in general and IP in particular are social tools.  This underlying notion leads us to address diverse aspects of IP law, and the law’s relationship to other fields such as social sciences, humanities, engineering and technology, by using any productive and valid research methodology.

The Institute operates at the Faculty of Law, Tel Aviv University, and is supported by the generous donation of S. Horowitz & Co. Law Firm in memory of the late Dr. Amnon Goldenberg.  The Institute is committed to academic freedom.

The S. Horowitz Institute for IP is directed by Prof. Michael Birnhack


SHIIP was officially inaugurated on March 20, 2016. Keynote speakers were WIPO's Director General, Dr. Francis Gurry and Prof. Nili Cohen, the President of the Israeli Academy of Sciences and Humanities. Click here to see the event.

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