Allan C. Entis, Ph.D.

Israeli Patent Attorney and US Patent Agent Founder & CEO


Dr. Entis has a Ph.D. in Physics from Harvard University, is a licensed US Patent Agent and Israel Patent Attorney and brings to the task of developing and protecting intellectual property a rich personal experience in many different fields of science, technology, and business.
Dr. Entis has more than 17 years of broad, in depth, international experience in drafting and prosecuting patent applications, providing infringement and validity analysis, due diligence studies of patent portfolios, litigation support, and protecting intellectual property in the US, Europe, and the Far East. Dr. Entis drafts and prosecutes patent applications, consults on intellectual property law and strategies, and on a broad range of technologies for a stellar group of Israeli and international clients. Dr. Entis was outside council to Microsoft Corporation, during 2010-2018.

Kenichi N. Hartman, Ph.D.

Senior US Patent Agent And Partner


Kenichi received his patent training at the Manhattan office of Ropes & Gray, a global law firm with a leading IP practice and is a registered Patent Agent with the USPTO.
Since making ‘aliya’ in October 2011, his professional goal has been to provide IP services with the same uncompromising commitment to quality, attention to detail and work ethic.He brings specialist technical knowledge gleaned from a 12-year research career at Applied Materials, Brandeis University, the RIKEN Brain Science Institute (理研脳科学総合研究センター), and Harvard University, where he obtained his Ph.D. in Neuroscience.
Kenichi is fluent in Japanese and has experience drafting and prosecuting patents relating to pharmaceuticals, biologics, genetic markers, biophysics, medical devices, semiconductor devices, consumer electronics, data communications, and software applications.


Jerome R. Smith

Registered US Patent Attorney


Jerome holds a B.S. degree in Materials Science and Engineering, with a Bio-Medical Minor, from Northwestern University; a J.D. from the University of San Francisco School of Law; and has completed the coursework for an M.S. in Microbiology from Thomas Jefferson University.
Prior to law school, Jerome served as a U.S. Patent Examiner in the Surgery and Medical Device arts. He began his legal career in Chicago, and later worked with prominent law firms in Minneapolis and Kansas City, and was in-house counsel at an AdTech company in Kansas City. With his move to Israel, Jerome worked in Hi-Tech, where he drafted some of the pioneering patents in Voice Over Internet Protocol (VOIP), and packet switched networks. He also worked with numerous cutting-edge medical devices as well as robotics and semiconductors, and has isolated key technology in patents and patent applications for patent monetization.
With a career spanning over 25 years--specializing in high technology, including Computer, Software and Internet technologies such as Cybersecurity, AdTech, Fintech, Augmented and Virtual Reality, Artificial Intelligence (AI), Gaming, Internet of Things (IoT), Robotics, Medical Devices, Food, and Chemistry/Biology---he has been both an outside patent counsel and an in-house Chief Patent Counsel, and has been voted by his attorney peers as an Intellectual Property “Super Lawyer” for Missouri and Kansas. He keeps current with US and foreign patent law developments in order to draft and procure patents with a global focus, and he is also a regular author and speaker on numerous patent topics (in the US, Israel and Europe), being published in Law360.com, Bluetech (Israel), Gold News (Turkey), AtlantaIPLaw.com, as well as other Intellectual Property Law web sites and blogs. He is especially familiar with the intellectual property and business needs of start-ups, and combines this knowledge to develop strategies for protecting core technology, while securing capital during financing rounds. He has also brought this experience to many events where he has mentored start-ups.

Ayala Entis – Farag

Israeli Attorney & Patent Intern


Ayala Farag is a young and savvy lawyer with a strong background in the natural sciences. Before beginning legal studies, she studied biology and chemistry at Tel Aviv University, earning a B.Sc. in Life Sciences. In post graduate studies, she was sent by her research group at Tel-Aviv University to study bioreactor techniques and methods at Kiel University in Kiel, Germany.
Ayala studied law and received her LLB in the program for outstanding BA students at the Interdisciplinary College (IDC) of Herzliya. She is a member of the Israeli Bar Association since 2007. Ayala has mother tongue fluency in English and Hebrew.


Ellen Boermeester

IP Manager


Ellen Boermeester brings with her over fifteen years of experience in managing and administrating Intellectual Property (IP). She is responsible for in-house IP management at Entis-IP, as well as advising and assisting clients in responding to both domestic and foreign patent prosecution procedures and law, and in understanding their own IP management responsibilities.
Ellen has broad and current knowledge of US, European, Asian and Israeli patent prosecution laws and practices.
Ellen is fluent in Hebrew, English and Dutch. She has studied at the University of Utrecht, the Netherlands and holds a BA from the University of California at Santa Cruz. Ellen has experience in management of high-tech start-ups and has been employed as an IP paralegal at the law firm of Eitan, Pearl, Latzer & Cohen-Zedek and later at Eitan Mehulal Law Group.

Janine Berzen

Patent and Trademark Paralegal


Janine worked many years in South Africa in Bookkeeping and administrative work.
Since making Aliya in 2007 she has worked in the field of Intellectual Property (IP).
Janine has English as her mother tongue and basic Hebrew.
Janine has been employed as an IP Trademark paralegal at the law firm of – Eitan Mehulal & Sadot Law Firm.


Eti Aspir

Senior Bookkeeper


Eti Aspir is an experienced bookkeeper with over 15 years in the profession. Eti graduated from the Hebrew University with a degree in English Literature. She then acquired type 2 accounting certificate at the Kiryat Ono College.
Since then she has worked as a certified bookkeeper in a wide range of companies and associations such as the Eli Dan construction company, the Inbal Association, D.C.D Maximum Ltd. (specializing in magnetic media replication)
In 2015 Eti joined the Entis-IP team contributing to the growth of the company with her skills and experience.