On March 17, LESI and LES Societies around the world annually celebrate Kid’s IP Day! Our young people will impact and be the creators of our tomorrow.  We believe understanding IP will be integral in their education.  This special day is organized as a tribute in memory of the late Patrick Terroir -- a passionate and dedicated, long-term LES member, former president of LES France and mentor to many in our organization.  Patrick championed this cause and had wanted very much to organize this celebration himself for the global LESI family.

We picked March 17 to celebrate (a day, quite appropriately, when St. Patrick’s Day is also celebrated in many places around the world). The global event was launched in 2021.  See excerpts from the LESI Global News in 2021 for more information on the day and its beginnings.

For 2024, LESI’s Patent and Technology Licensing Committee created a common slide deck for LES Societies around the world to use in their outreach (and has translated this deck in multiple languages).  The deck is intended to educate on the basics of IP and Licensing for a younger audience.  It also includes notes on presenting the material shown in the slides.  LES Members are encouraged to use these decks for presentations to a group or to simply start a conversation with the young people in their lives.  Happy LESI Kids IP Day!

Special thanks to the team that created these materials including LES Members Madelein Kleyn (South Africa), Roberto Dini (Italy), Jenny Pierce (Britain & Ireland), Federica Brotto (Italy), Qinghong Xu (China), Kumar Ksubodh, and Simona Cazzaniga (Italy)!

PowerPoint - English
PowerPoint - Chinese

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