Asa Kling

Mr. Asa Kling entered Office as Director of the Israel Patent Office and Commissioner of Patents, Designs and Trademarks on May 1st, 2011. Mr. Kling led several reforms in the Israel Patent Office promoting transparency and reducing bureaucracy while enhancing international collaborations. Under his guidance, the Israel Patent Office became an International Searching and Preliminary Examination Authority under the Patent Cooperation Treaty in June 2012. Mr. Kling earned his LL.B. from the Tel Aviv University and graduated (magna cum laude) from the lucrative Tel Aviv University, International Executive LL.M. Program in collaboration with UCLA Berkeley. Mr. Kling holds also a B.Sc. in Aerospace Engineering from the Technion – Israel Institute for Technology, Haifa. As an Attorney at Law and a Patent Attorney, he practiced commercial law as a partner in a leading intellectual property law firm focusing on patent litigation, licensing and antitrust issues.