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High Technology Committee

The Electronics, Information Technology and Telecommunications Committee and the Engineering, Transportation and Physical Sciences Committee have merged to form the High Technology Committee. This committee includes professionals working for companies, research institutions, service providers, and organizations associated with advanced new technologies in the physical sciences including consumer electronics, software, information technology, digital content, telecommunications, nanotechnology, semiconductors, mobile devices, transportation, aerospace, automotive and other electrical and mechanical systems.


Mission

The mission of the High Technology Committee is to promote licensing in industries involving physical sciences including consumer electronics, software, information technology, digital content, telecommunications, nanotechnology, semiconductors, mobile devices, transportation, aerospace, automotive and other electrical and mechanical systems. Activities include coordinating and collaborating with LES national society committees, promoting networking among members, sponsoring educational activities such as workshops, lectures, and seminars, and identifying and collaborating on areas of concern and new developments in these industries.


Goals

The goals of the High Technology Committee for 2016-2017 include the following:

  • Coordinate and collaborate with LES National Society committees and their members in the high technology sector in various ways including education, networking and membership growth.
  • Work with the LESI External Relations Committee to develop and implement an Outreach strategy for contacting and collaborating with relevant professional and business organizations in the consumer electronics, software, information technology, digital content, telecommunications, nanotechnology, semiconductors, mobile devices, transportation, aerospace, automotive and other electrical and mechanical industries who have licensing/technology transfer as part of their agenda.
  • Facilitate LES Workshops and Webinars on key licensing/technology transfer issues for the industry moderated by the High Technology Committee but comprising presenters from other organizations. 
  • Conduct and sponsor Workshops at the 2017 LESI Annual Conference.
  • Secure and sponsor publications in les Nouvelles.
  • Populate and maintain the Committee pages on the LESI Website.
  • Develop and maintain an outreach program to LES young members in the high technology field.

Committee Leadership

Chairs:

Vice-Chairs

  • Annemarie Meike (USA/Canada)
  • Alfred Yip (LES Singapore)

Secretary

  • Annemarie Meike (LES USA/Canada)

Regional Representatives

  • Alfred Yip (Asia)
  • Annemarie Meike (Americas)
  • Stefan Schohe (Europe)

Aerospace and Transportation Leadership

  • Heinz Goddar (LES Germany)
  • Henning Sauer (LES Germany)
  • Rüdiger Schwarz (LES Germany)
  • Robert Pascal (LES USA/Canada)
  • Deborah Lickness (LES USA/Canada)
  • Bob Held (LES USA/Canada)

Mobile and Consumer Electronics Leadership

  • Stefan Schohe (LES Germany)
  • Shawn Ambwani (LES USA/Canada)
  • Ram Menon (LES USA/Canada)
  • Jerry Meyer (LES USA/Canada)
  • Claus Melarti (LES USA/Canada)

Software

  • Ian DiBernardo (LES USA/Canada)
  • Susan Goldsmith (LES USA/Canada)

Gaming IP and Technology

  • Rob Zeims (LES USA/Canada)
  • Mark Hettinger (LES USA/Canada)
  • Charles Lambino (LES USA/Canada)

Semiconductor

  • Stefan Tamme (LES USA/Canada)

Software

  • Ian DiBernardo (LES USA/Canada)
  • Susan Goldsmith (LES USA/Canada)

Content, Communications, and Cloud Crossroads

  • Steve Brook (LES USA/Canada)
  • Michael Craner (LES USA/Canada)
  • Efrat Kasznik (LES USA/Canada)

Board Liaison:

  • John Paul (LESI Vice-President)

Contact the Committee Chairs - Keith Lutsch (klutsch@blankrome.com) and Christopher Shaowei (shaowei@chinantd.com)

Interested in joining this committee?  Fill out our Committee Application Form