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Topic Meeting “Worldwide Trends in IP and Technology Transfer”

  • Dates: 17 – 17 Jun, 2015
  • Location: Rotterdam, The Netherlands
  • Address: Weena
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On the occasion of the 40th Birthday of the LES Benelux, we invite you to celebrate the ever increasing role of IP and Licensing . Most areas of intellectual property concern critical aspects of companies and institutions — revenue and income, brand management, technology and product development, to name a few. As licensing professionals, we are working hard to add value, and are faced with a number of large worldwide trends in IP and their impact on technology transfer. Our topic day intends to shine some light on selected structural IP trends, as well as soliciting the views of different industries on where we might be heading. The day will also include our Annual General Meeting, and we will raise a glass to the next 40 years.

Speakers for this meeting will be: 
William Bird, Patentive, Düsseldorf
Wouter Pors, Bird & Bird, The Hague
Guillemette Vital Durand, Nutricia Research, Utrecht
Vincent Ryckaert, IMEC, Leuven
Joost van Ooijen, AkzoNobel, Arnhem
Dirk Groenewegen, Cells4Therapy, Bilthoven
More speakers to be confirmed
The meeting will be chaired by Achim Krebs and Laura MacDonald.

The fee for this meeting will be Euro 120,00 for members of LES and Euro 180,00 for non-members. The fee includes meeting materials such as program and participants list, buffet lunch, coffee and tea in the break and drinks after the meeting. For LES members 40 years of age or below there is a discount of € 20 under the condition of completing their year and date of birth at the registration form. Payment can take place by credit card or cash at the meeting or by bank transfer. Your registration will be confirmed with an invoice for the registration fee. Registration can take place by completing and e-mailing the attached registration form to or via the online registration at

Granting of study hours
This topic meeting qualifies for four (4) hours continuing professional development. Please contact the Registration Desk at the day of the meeting for the necessary lists to sign. We are looking forward to welcoming many of you in Rotterdam in The Netherlands.

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