Upcoming Events

  • 2023 LES International Winter Planning Meeting

    Geneva | Dates: 01 – 03 Feb, 2023

    By invitation only.

    The 2023 LESI Winter Planning Meeting will be held in Geneva, Switzerland on 1-3 February.

    The meeting this year will focus on priorities for the organization budget, furthering efforts to drive membership growth, elevating LES as a credible and effective thought leader and “convener” and increasing sponsorship opportunities to support the work that we do).

  • LES Switzerland "Innovation as a Tool for Tackling Global Challenges"

    Geneva | Dates: 03 – 03 Feb, 2023
    LES Switzerland invite you to join them at their full-day Conference on "Innovation as a Tool for Tackling Global Challenges" taking place at the Geneva Graduate Institute (IHEID).

    Topics to be covered:
    • Tackling the Challenges of Climate Change and Sustainability by Accelerating Innovation in Agriculture
    • IP challenges in the automotive transformation
    • Move the World with Swiss Innovation
    • LegalTech in 2023 – Is this leading anywhere?
    • TRIPS, Innovation and COVID-19: The role of licensing in the international debate
    • Intellectual Property as a Tool for Sustainable Development
    Read more & register!

  • LESI Dispute Resolution Committee "Starting UPC-Litigation – how, where and when?"

    Virtual | Dates: 15 – 15 Feb, 2023

    In this webinar the panelists will delve deeper into the strategic aspects of UPC litigation, e.g. System shopping and Forum Shopping. Will parties use a hybrid-litigation approach? How can the UPC be used with multiple parties and/or patents? What role will the language play?

    - Alexander Haertel (Moderator)
    - Juliane Buchinski
    - Julia Ericsson
    - Mark van Gardingen
    - Walter Schober

    This event is free to participants.

    Register here!

  • LESI Copyright Licensing Committee "Update On Digitalisation and Music Landscape in the US"

    Virtual | Dates: 15 – 15 Feb, 2023

    We all enjoy music via streaming these days. The US has the largest share of paid subscriptions for DSP music. Revenue in this segment in the US is projected to reach US$6.03b in 2023.

    In 2018, the Music Modernisation Act was signed into law. It had 3 objectives. The main objective was to create a blanket license for interactive streaming services. The other two were to create rights for pre-1972 sound recordings and for music producers, mixers and sound engineers.

    Besides blanket licensing for streaming, the Act establishes a mechanical licensing collective (MLC) and Digital Licensee Co-ordinator. The MLC was formed by a coalition of music companies. For sound recording rights, it is the Sound Exchange which is collecting the license fee. The Sound Exchange has also been active in the lobbying of the American Music Fairness Act 2022.

    After 5 years since the enactment of the Music Modernisation Act, we are privileged to have Serona Elton, Head of Educational Partnerships of Mechanical Licensing Collective and Ryan Lehning, Assistant General Counsel, International of Sound Exchange to share with us the state of play in this area in the US.

    Read about the Speakers.

    This event is free to participants.

    Register here!

  • LES Britain-Ireland "Trustpilot – the journey, building the brand and challenges faced"

    Edinburgh | Dates: 23 – 23 Feb, 2023

    The first LES Britain-Ireland event of 2023 is being hosted by Trustpilot, a new LES member, at their Edinburgh Office, on Thursday 23 February.

    Some of the Trustpilot team (Anoop Joshi, Graeme Di Rollo and Max Sjoblom) will discuss the story of their journey and the challenges they face in protecting the Trustpilot brand.

    This event is free to LES members.

    Read more & register!

  • LESI 8th Pan-American YMC Conference

    Houston | Dates: 24 – 24 Feb, 2023

    You are invited to join the Licensing Executives Society International - Young Members' Congress (LESI-YMC) in downtown Houston, Texas, USA for the 8th Annual LESI-YMC Pan-American Conference on Friday, February 24, 2023.

    For this year’s Conference, strong, multi-industries presence of healthcare, energy and technology incubator that all call Houston home will be highlighted. Panel discussions will revolve around new developments and AI-technology use in the O&G industry, technology transfer related to healthcare innovations coming from world-class incubators, high-tech patentable subject matter issues, and TM and data considerations in the agricultural industry (just to name a few!).

    Read more & register!

  • LES Australia-New Zealand (ANZ) 2023 Annual Conference

    Geelong | Dates: 07 – 10 Mar, 2023

    "Connecting Country to Global"

    Save the Date!

    The conference is the annual flagship event of LESANZ, focussing on local and international current issues facing IP Managers, Lawyers, Patent and Trade Mark Attorneys, Tech Transfer Officers, Government Agencies, Business Development and Licensing Practitioners.

    Keep updated here!

  • LESI Dispute Resolution Committee "On the road: how to finetune your strategy while driving the UPC-wagon"

    Virtual | Dates: 15 – 15 Mar, 2023

    In this installment of the UPC Litigation webinar series, the panelists will provide some insight on what strategic options the parties in UPC proceedings will have. This will also include a discussion on the question of injunctive relief, e.g. factors to be considered before granting an injunction, setting of securities, compensation if injunction is lifted, etc.


    - Thomas Adocker (Moderator)
    - Kristin Cooklin
    - Alexander Haertel
    - Marleen van den Horst
    - Peter Tochtermann
    - Camille Lignieres

    This event is free to participants.

    Register here!

  • 2023 LES International Management & Delegates' Meeting (IMDM)

    Montreal | Dates: 29 – 30 Apr, 2023

    The LES International Management & Delegates' Meeting (IMDM) is a gathering for LESI leadership. Observers who are LES members are welcome to register to attend.

    The 2023 IMDM will be held in connection with the LESI 2023 Annual Conference taking place in Montreal, Canada on 30 April - 2 May 2023.

    Further details on the IMDM can be found here.
  • 2023 LES International Annual Conference

    Montreal | Dates: 30 Apr – 02 May, 2023

    On behalf of LESI and LES USA-Canada, you are invited to attend the LESI 2023 Annual Conference in Montréal, Canada on 30 April – 2 May!

    The theme for LESI2023 is Leveraging Intellectual Property to Enable Innovation and Créativité for an Inspired Future. Through keynote speakers and panel discussions with industry experts from around the world, LESI2023 discussions will focus on the role of intellectual property in accelerating investment and commercialization of technology and creative works globally. The program will continue some of the discussions kicked off in Venice in 2022 — in the Automotive, Life Sciences, GreenTech, Telecommunications and Entertainment sectors – and add engaging keynotes and panels discussions that will help put technology development into context – HINT: it requires both creativity and investments in innovation. We also hope to showcase innovation and creativity born in Canada, providing lessons that extend globally.

    Read more & register

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