LESI Awards

Member Society Awards

LESI wishes to acknowledge extraordinary performance of LES Member Societies who have contributed to LESI.

2020 recipient -- LES Japan
2014 recipient -- LES Mexico
2010 recipient -- LES Germany

The President's Most Progressive Society of the Year Award

2020 recipient -- LES South Africa
2019 recipient -- LES India
2014 recipient -- LES Mexico

Outstanding Activity/Event Award

2020 recipients -- LESI Young Members Congress Events
2019 recipients -- LES France, LES USA & Canada and LESI Patent & Technology Committee (LES Standard Initiative)
2018 recipients -- LES Benelux, LES China and LESI Education Committee (Negotiation Study Workshop)
2014 recipients -- LES Japan & LES USA & Canada
2013 recipient -- Ray Hatayama Presentation - "Hello Kitty"

The criteria against which such “Member Society Award” is judged includes the following:

  • financial contribution to LESI;
  • the growth of the relevant Member Society;
  • contribution made to the establishment and mentoring of LES Member Societies;
  • contribution made to the mission of LESI generally and in particular, to the education and training of LES members and potential LES members;
  • the contribution representatives from the relevant Member Societies have made to LESI.

LESI Gold Medal Awardees

Pat and Kitty O’Reilley
Pat and Kitty O'Reilley
2018 Gold Medal Awardee
The following is a list of members awarded the LESI Gold Medal: 
  • Hon. Pauline Newman 2020
  • Yvonne Chua 2019
  • Chikao Fukuda 2019
  • Patrick O'Reilley 2018
  • Ron Grudziecki 2014
  • Randall R. Rader 2014
  • Francis Gurry 2012 and 2014
  • Willy Manfroy 2010
  • Robert Goldscheider 2007
  • Mel Jager 2007
  • Rodney De Boos 2006
  • Thierry Sueur 2005
  • Heinz Goddar 2004
  • Akira Mifune 2003
  • Oliver Axster 2002
  • Larry W Evans 2000
  • Kenneth E Payne 1994
  • Desmond James Ryan 1992
  • Michiko Ariga 1990
  • Henry Squarey Hodding 1989
  • William Poms 1988
  • John Stonier 1986
  • Bertil Hedberg 1982
  • Jacques H Gaudiin 1980
  • Marcus B Finnegan 1977
  • John A Gay 1976
  • Basil J A Bard, CBE 1973
  • Dudley B Smith 1971

Certificate of Merit

  • Junko Sugimura 2020
  • Hayley French 2020
  • Martin Schneider 2018
  • Adam Lieberman 2018
  • E.B. (Ted) Cross 2014
  • Barry Quest - In Memoriam 2014

The President's International Service Recognition

  • Dr. Hayley French 2014

LESI Award of Achievement Awardees

The following is a list of members recognized for their licensing achievements:

  • Patricia Bunye
  • Raul Hey
  • Jonas Gulliksson
  • lan Lewis
  • Bruno Vandermeulen
  • E.B. (Ted) Cross
  • Elisabeth Logeais
  • David Braunstein
  • Barry Quest
  • Masashige Ohba
  • YB Kim
  • Gary Lande
  • Jack Ott
  • James Leavy
  • Heinz Goddar
  • Michael Burnside
  • Gaire Blunt
  • Robert Goldscheider
  • Bertil Hedberg
  • Henry Hodding
  • Guy Houle
  • Leif Kolster
  • Sam Layton
  • Platon Mandros
  • Olav Naper
  • William Pinsak
  • Edwin Shalloway
  • Renate Siebrasse
  • Des Ryan
  • Saskia van Dijk-Struyk

LESI Service Awards

 LESI Service Recognition Certificates
LESI Service Recognition Certificates were awarded to these dedicated members at the 2018 IMDM Meeting in San Diego. From left: Audrey Yap, Mark Horsburgh, Johan DuPreez, Francois Painchaud, Keith Lutsch, Patricia Bunye, Patrick Terrior, Yorikatsu Hohokabe, Bill Elkington and Mark Wilson. Also honored, but not pictured: Thomas Bereuter, Russell Levine, Omer Hiziroglu, Sanotsh Mohanty and Junichi Yamazaki.

GTIF National IP & Technology Transfer Policy Award

  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, Patents for Humanity, 2013

  • TAKAMUL,  an innovation support program developed and operated by the Abu Dhabi Technology Development Committee (TDC) - Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 2014

  • FINNOVA, Technology Transfer Offices Network  (redOTT) program,Ministry of Economy (SE) and National Council for Science and Technology (CONACYT), Mexico City, Mexico, 2014

  • NIT MANTIQUEIRA, Brazil, 2015

GTIF LESI Award to an Outstanding Humanitarian Technology Transfer Initiative

  • Solar Sister, 2013.
  • Water for Humans, 2014
  • Stanford University, Design for Extreme Affordability, 2015