Upcoming Events

  • LESI and Certified Licensing Professionals (CLP) "The Licensing Profession in 2030 - what does the future hold?"

    Virtual | Dates: 23 – 23 Sep, 2021

    This interactive panel composed of senior licensing professionals from a broad range of industries will discuss the role of licensing in driving business development activities in both academia and the commercial sector.  More specifically, the panel will speak to the importance of licensing during 2021 – a very unique year – and how it might change over the next decade. 

    The panel will also discuss how current and future licensing professionals gain access to the necessary skills, qualifications, and certifications to excel in their chosen career path, highlighting in particular the Certified Licensing Professional (CLP) certification.


    • Ben Dibling, University of Pennsylvania, Penn Center for Innovation, Chair, CLP Board of Governors
    • Sian Godwin, Business Development and Licensing Director, Sandoz Pharmaceuticals
    • Francois Painchaud, Partner, Robic

    Moderator: Dana Robert Colarulli, Executive Director, Licensing Executives Society International (LESI)

    This event is FREE to participants.

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  • LESI YMC's 8th Pan-European Conference "The 3Fs: Fashion - Food - Furniture"

    Virtual | Dates: 24 – 24 Sep, 2021

    LESI’s Young Members Congress (YMC) and the LES Italy Organizing Committee are thrilled to invite you to the 8th Pan-European LES YMC Conference.

    The organizers have created an event in order to convey to participants the peculiarities of the Italian culture and “Made in Italy”.  In fact, the topics will be based around the “3 Fs” acronym of Furniture, Fashion, and Food, to illustrate Italian excellence recognized all over the world and the strategies for the protection of their IP rights.

    The event is free to all participants.

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  • LES USA-Canada 2021 Annual Meeting

    Virtual | Dates: 27 – 30 Sep, 2021

    The LES USA-Canada 2021 Annual Meeting is focused on Reimagining the Future.

    As we move away from the challenges of 2020, we are beginning to imagine what the new future looks like. The LES 2021 Annual Meeting attendees will gain insights on effective ways to acquire, protect, and monetize intellectual property in the post-Covid-19 age.

    Join LES USA-Canada virtually during the week of September 27th to network and share knowledge, best practices, and deal advice that can be put into action. Included in your registration for the Annual Meeting is complimentary access to the LES 2020 Annual Meeting recordings. You will receive access details once you register for the conference.

    LES USA-Canada are offering each LES Society the ability to register for the Annual Meeting for the group rate of $1500 for up to 50 members!  

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  • LES Italy "Anti-Suit Injunctions under Different National Laws: Italy, Germany, UK and USA"

    Virtual | Dates: 29 – 29 Sep, 2021

    One of the major debates dominating the current discourse on resolving disputes relating to Standard Essential Patents (SEPs) is its ever-increasing extraterritorial implications. It is becoming common practice for courts to be required to address issues such as global rate setting and the use of Anti-Suit Injunctions (ASIs) within a geopolitical and geo-economics paradigm.

    The webinar organized by LES Italy will present the impact of cross-border judgements, highlighting why ASIs should be considered in contrast with freedom to enjoy national tribunal decisions and which corrective measures should be introduced to prevent their use.

    This event is free to participants.

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  • LES Singapore & Anaqua "Securing a Competitive Edge in IP Licensing"

    Virtual | Dates: 30 – 01 Oct, 2021

    While licensing is often viewed as a tried-and-true way to monetize an IP portfolio, securing a good licensing deal can be elusive. Licensing transactions have also become more complex as technology develops. 

    Join a panel of industry experts who will share best practices and tips on the key stages towards successful IP licensing. Topics such as organizing and positioning your research and development efforts, identification of near-to-market technology, and the use of analytic tools to assess the IP landscape will be discussed. Learn from these highly experienced licensing professionals how they identify IP of potential high value, either within their own portfolios or as a target, and how they would go about licensing such IP.

    This event is free to participants.

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  • LESI Virtual Pan-European Conference "Sharing is Caring - Pooling IP Assets for Greater Efficiency"

    Virtual | Dates: 05 – 06 Oct, 2021

    The Hungarian Chapter of LES is pleased to announce that in 2021, it will once again host the Pan-European Conference of the LESI, which will be held on 5-6 October 2021, as an online event.

    The themes of the 2021 Pan-European Conference were built around the slogan “Sharing is caring” and cover no less important areas than SEP/FRAND, IP management in company groups, IP and Sustainable Development Goals (SDG), Trade Secrets and Know-How, University Technology Transfer, AI and Data Economy, Dispute settlement and IP Enforcement, Copyright in the Digital Age and Investing in IP.

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  • LESI Pop-Up Series: COVID-19 TRIPS Patent Waiver

    Virtual | Dates: 07 – 07 Oct, 2021

    Given our international community of IP licensing experts, LESI is in the enviable and unique position to bring together various perspectives on the proposed COVID-19 TRIPS Patent Waivers. The debate ensues globally, and we can bring global perspectives to educate folks around the complexity of a COVID-19 waiver of patent and other rights surrounding vaccine development.  Education is critically important in this debate.

    The LESI Education Committee has chosen this topic as the first in a series of LESI Pop-up Courses this year.  “Pop-up” classes are generally defined as short extracurricular workshops that offer an opportunity to engage in new material, or activities not typically covered in the traditional curriculum.  With this format, interactivity is key.  We will lead with a 45-minute panel discussion of experts, followed by a 45-minute interactive, small break-out sessions.  In those sessions, the speakers and other experts will lead a conversation where attendees will have an opportunity to share their own views.

    This event is free to participants.

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  • LES Benelux "Cyber Security"

    Virtual | Dates: 12 – 12 Oct, 2021

    LES Benelux invites you to their webinar on ’Cyber Security’ on 12 October 2021, from 11h45 to 13h30 CET. The webinar is free of charge.


    – Christian Prickaerts is the director of Managed Services & a board member at Dutch Cyber Security firm Fox-IT.
    – Maurits Westerik is an IP litigator and partner at the boutique firm Coupry.

    Christian and Maurits will discuss the interplay between cyber security, confidentiality and trade secrets, touching upon questions like: how does one deal with one’s precious R&D trade secrets, what kind of Chinese walls are appropriate when dealing with confidential information received from parties under NDA, what sort of security requirements can one ask for in licenses? Information security both in regard to private (e.g. competitors, hackers) and state actors (e.g. industrial espionage, dawn raids by authorities) will be touched upon. 

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  • LESI Women in Licensing Alliance (WILA) "Achieving A Healthy Work-Life Balance: Can it be done or is it just a myth?"

    Virtual | Dates: 12 – 12 Oct, 2021

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    Registration coming soon!
  • les Nouvelles LIVE: Spotlight on the September 2021 Issue

    Virtual | Dates: 13 – 13 Oct, 2021

    Join LESI at the next les Nouvelles LIVE online event to hear the “making-of” stories from the authors of articles in the September 2021 edition.

    This edition is filled with engaging articles that track many of the discussions overheard at the LESI2021 Virtual Annual Conference this past May! Included are articles that address various topics of interest to our global licensing community: two articles on connected cars and convergence in the auto industry, two articles on Artificial Intelligence and IP, an article from the licensing executive's perspective on the potential impact of recent proposals to waive IP covering COVID technologies, a piece on promoting innovation where market incentives don't work, and more. Join us!

    This event is free to participants.

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  • LESI Americas Committee "What Strategies You Would Take to Adjust to Recent Changes in IP Laws in Different North and South American Countries"

    Virtual | Dates: 21 – 21 Oct, 2021

    Several significant new Intellectual Property Laws and Rulings have been issued in the last 12 months in the LES Americas countries.

    In this webinar, you will hear from outstanding panelists from Brazil, Mexico, and Chile whom are familiar with these changes and can help provide guidance on strategic actions for companies and individuals doing business in these regions to address these changes. It should be a lively and interactive webinar moderated by Paula Mena Barreto from Brazil. Intellectual Property changes have occurred in the Americas region, and we hope you will join us for what is sure to be a wonderful presentation.

    This event is FREE to participants. Thank you to Womble Bond Dickinson for sponsoring!

    Register here!

  • LES South Africa "Intellectual Property Valuation Conference"

    Nuy | Dates: 03 – 05 Nov, 2021

    From technology start-ups to university inventions and company brands, IP is integral to building and deriving value. The need to value IP arises whenever it is part of a transaction, whether it is an investment, acquisition, liquidation, auction, infringement suit, transfer or licence. It can also be required for taxation, accounting and management purposes. How do I value my IP portfolio?

    Join LES South Africa A for the advance 3-day IP Valuation Conference from 3–5 November 2021 at the picturesque Leipzig Conference Centre.

    Please note the pre-requirements for registration is completion of Module 1 of the Financial Modelling Course.

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  • LES Britain & Ireland 2021 Annual Conference

    Glasgow | Dates: 15 – 16 Nov, 2021

    LES B&I's 2021 Annual Conference "Licensing in Challenging Times" will take place IN-PERSON this November in Glasgow! All LES members are welcome!

    Sessions will include:

    • Deal making trends and outlook for the Life sciences industry [Panel]
    • Public Support for Start-up Ventures
    • Commercialisation of the Academic Research Base – Challenges, Learnings, and Initiatives in University Licensing through the Pandemic (and impacts going forward) [Panel]
    • Agreements to Supply Products in a Time of Shortage
    • No-One is Safe Until Everyone is Safe – the story behind CEPI’s R&D partnerships and  supporting the COVAX Mission
    • Irn-Bru: Protecting a Heritage Brand
    The main conference will be preceded on 15 November by a full-day LES100 Training Course, “Commercialising IP through the Power of Licensing”. There will also be a half-day LES workshop on “Copyright – Collective Licensing after the Digital Single Market Directive 2019/790” in the afternoon.

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  • LES France's 50th Anniversary!

    Paris | Dates: 29 – 29 Nov, 2021

    Save the Date to celebrate LES France's Anniversary!

    Full details will be posted here.
  • 2022 LES International Management & Delegates' Meeting (IMDM)

    Venice | Dates: 07 – 08 May, 2022

    Save the Dates!

    More information will be posted soon.
  • 2022 LES International Annual Meeting

    Venice | Dates: 08 – 10 May, 2022

    Save the Dates!

    More information will be posted soon.

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