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What is LES International?

The Licensing Executives Society International (LESI) has a clear and distinguishable focus on the business aspects of IP from a global perspective with a broad variety of experts from all fronts and sectors dealing with IP transactions, IP valuation and monetization, innovation protection, IP commercialization, IP management, IP licensing and litigation.

LESI is an IP thought leader think tank, a non-profit society being strictly non-political and free to grow through the creation of member societies throughout the world irrespective of politics or the state of technology development.

LESI offers world leading events (virtual and life), useful resources and publications for deal-making / education / best practices and customized committees based on a network of leaders in their field.

Not just another IP Association

So, LESI is not just another IP association. In the contrary, it very concretely delivers added value to its members on many levels in line with its mission which is to enable a global, collaborative and generous community, advancing the commercialization of intellectual assets to bring creativity and innovation to the market, improving lives everywhere.

LESI’s vision is to be the “go-to” global community for professionals commercializing intellectual assets across industries. We connect people: local to global, industries and expertise, creativity and innovation. LESI creates opportunities.

Structurally, LESI consists of several thousand members of 33 national and regional societies. The societies, in turn, are the “shareholders” of LESI.  LESI is governed by a Board of Directors exercising the executive functions. The Board of Directors is elected by the LESI Nomination Committee and presented to the International Delegates for approval.

All members of LES National Societies are automatically members of LESI, with all the benefits that come with this membership. 

Board of Directors

LESI is administered by a Board of Directors made up of 9 officers and 2 Legal Co-Counsels.  The 9 LESI Officers are the President, the President-Elect, the Immediate Past President, the Secretary, the Treasurer and four Vice-Presidents.  The Board exercises the Executive functions of LESI.  The Board of Directors is elected by and reports to the International Delegates.

Gillian Fenton

Legal Counsel

LES International

Roberto Carapeto

YMC Chair; Observer

LES Japan

Georgina Busku

Legal Counsel

LES Hungary

Hemang Shah

Vice-President

LES India

Sophie Pasquier

Vice-President

LES France

Jean-Christophe Troussel

President-Elect

LES Benelux

Dana Colarulli

Executive Director

LES International

Matteo Sabattini

Director

LES USA & Canada

Ningling Wang

Director, Deputy Treasurer

LES China

Tilman Müller-Stoy

Director

LES Germany

Madelein Kleyn

Vice-President

LES South Africa

Mattia Dalla Costa

Vice-President

LES Italy

Russell Levine

Treasurer

LES USA & Canada

Tatiana Campello

Corporate Secretary

LES Brazil

Mike Lasinski

Immediate Past-President

LES USA & Canada

Sonja London

President

LES Scandinavia

LESI has a variety of dedicated Committees to assist it in carrying out its various activities and operations.  These Committees encompass Industry, Professional and Regional Committees; Management Committees; and Ad Hoc Committees. The Committees are the “gateway” for members towards active participation in LESI.

To enable a global, collaborative and generous community, advancing the commercialization of intellectual assets to bring creativity and innovation to the market, improving lives everywhere.

LESI's Vision

LESI is the “go-to” global community for professionals commercializing intellectual assets across industries. We connect people: local to global, industries and expertise, creativity and innovation. We create opportunities.

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