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  • LES South Africa Annual Meeting 2019

    Stellenbosch | Dates: 29 – 29 Aug, 2019

    LES South Africa’s Annual General Meeting will take place at STIAS Conference Centre on 29 August 2019.

    The AGM will be followed by an afternoon conference on “Technology and Innovation in South Africa”.  The keynote speaker will be Ms Fiona Nicolson, LES International President who will talk on changes in the global IP landscape and licensing – past, present and future.  Other speakers include Pontsho Maruping,  Head of Commercialisation, South African Radio Astronomy Observatory; Andrew Bailey, Senior Manager: Innovation at the UCT technology transfer office and Daniel Strauss who is a private equity and venture capital entrepreneur.

    View the full programme and register here.

  • LES South Africa Young Members Conference

    Stellenbosch | Dates: 30 – 30 Aug, 2019

    LES South Africa is hosting a Young Members Congress Conference at the Stellenbosch Institute for Advanced Study on the morning of 30 August 2019.

    Speakers include Fiona Nicolson (LES International President), Johan Nel (Manager, Technology Contracting, SASOL) and Johan du Preez (Partner, Adams & Adams).

    For more information and a registration form, please click here.

  • LES Pan-European Conference 2019

    Madrid | Dates: 10 – 13 Sep, 2019

    Madrid will host the 2019 LES Pan European Conference with a panel of distinguished speakers from industry and an exciting social program including a flamenco performance and a visit to the Royal Site of San Lorenzo del Escorial. The Conference will take place from September 10 to 13, right before AIPPI in London!

    The main topic of the conference will be:
    "HUMAN EVOLUTION AND ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE, ARE YOU READY?"
    New technologies, such as artificial intelligence, big data and Internet of Things, as well as the development of nano-science, are bringing new challenges and opportunities to the Intellectual Property and Licensing industry. These new challenges are questioning the pillars of Intellectual Property and Licensing as we know them: they are affecting the conditions for the enforceability of IP rights, the limits of liability for infringement and the effectiveness of the currently available legal tools to manage IP.

    Please click here to view the event website and register.

    Please click here if you are interested in sponsoring the event.

  • LES YMC 7th Pan-European Event

    London | Dates: 13 – 13 Sep, 2019

    Following the success of previous YMC events, this year’s event will have a full one-day agenda covering the most important business related topics in IP and licensing, as well as an exciting evening of celebrations.  

    The event is timed ideally for those wishing to stay in London for the AIPPI meeting and follows immediately after the 2019 LES Pan European Conference in Madrid (taking place from 10 September to 12 September).

    The organising committee are delighted to present a programme covering a full range of topics through several keynote sessions and three panel sessions. Participants will hear directly from businesses, including our keynote speech from one of the UK’s leading award-winning young entrepreneurs, Alex Schey (CEO of Vantage Power).  In addition, participants will hear from some of Europe’s thought leaders about the latest developments in technology rich businesses, IP and licensing.  The panel sessions will see an international line up of experts providing new perspectives on the business of IP, including European IP litigation, AI and Robotics and the interface of IP and Competition law.

    Click here for more updates on the program and registration.

  • LES Scandinavia Annual Meeting 2019

    Copenhagen | Dates: 23 – 23 Sep, 2019

    Join LES Scandinavia for their 2019 Annual Meeting! The morning seminar will consist of presentations on AI, Life Science and IPR.

    View the Programme here.

    To register, please contact Secretariat of LES Scandinavia at: secretariat@les-scandinavia.org by Monday 9, September 2019.

  • LES France Round Table Event: Trade Secrets

    Paris | Dates: 26 – 26 Sep, 2019

    Save the Date for LES France's 2nd Round Table Event "Trade Secrets" to be held at Bird & Bird LLP, Paris.

    Further information coming soon.
  • LES South Africa LES300 Course

    Drakensberg | Dates: 09 – 11 Oct, 2019

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    More information coming soon.
  • LES Britain & Ireland "IP Management and Corporate Finance: a Science and an Art"

    London | Dates: 17 – 17 Oct, 2019

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    LES B&I are delighted to welcome Andre Gorius, former Intellectual Assets Valorisation Director, Solvay (France), and his former colleague Joanne Rattigan, Senior Transfer Pricing Manager, Solvay (UK), to speak.  Andre is Chair of the LES International IP Valuation Committee with a wealth of practical experience and knowledge in IP valuation.

    In this seminar, Joanne and Andre will exemplify with their corporate experience on how making the right choices in IP management helps determine and draw the best value out of IP in multinational enterprises through best practices, in agreement with OECD guidelines.

    Full details & registration to be released soon.

  • LES USA & Canada Annual Meeting 2019

    Phoenix | Dates: 20 – 23 Oct, 2019

    Join LES USA & Canada at the 2019 LES Annual Meeting, October 20-23, in sunny Phoenix, Arizona! LES Annual Meetings are the premier event for the intellectual capital community, featuring sessions on cutting edge developments in the field, ample networking opportunities, engaging workshops, and more!

    Read the full details and register here.

  • LESI & EPO High-Growth Technology Business Conference 2019

    Dublin | Dates: 04 – 05 Nov, 2019

    "High-Growth Technology Business Conference 2019 - Boosting your Strategy with Intellectual Property" is the first-ever conference to be jointly organised by the European Patent Office and the Licensing Executives Society International (LESI). Combined with a packed training day, this conference is bound to be of interest.

    The event, which will be held in Dublin on 4-5 November 2019, provides a platform for high-growth technology enterprises and others in their innovation ecosystem to learn about business strategy and IP management.

    An international team of experienced practitioners will share best practices on how to leverage patents for business success. Panel discussions and breakout sessions will also be offered for two conference tracks: business and intellectual property. Both tracks will also be reflected in the training day format, where experts will offer workshops for smaller groups of participants. In addition, individual coaching will be available in the form of IP clinics.

    Click here to read more and register.

  • Joint Conference LES Austria, LES Czech Republic & Slovakia and LES Hungary

    Vienna | Dates: 22 – 22 Nov, 2019

    Save the date for the conference “IP Concert in 2 Movements - 1. IP & Labour Law 2. IP & Pharma"

    Also, celebrate the 40th anniversary of LES Austria!

    More information to be posted soon.
  • LES France Conference: Essential Patents and Licenses FRAND

    Paris | Dates: 26 – 26 Nov, 2019

    "From the development of the standard to the calculation of royalties"

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  • LES Germany Young Members Fall Workshop 2019

    Nuremburg | Dates: 28 – 28 Nov, 2019
  • LES Germany Fall Conference 2019

    Nuremberg | Dates: 29 – 29 Nov, 2019
  • 2nd Asia-Pacific LES YMC Event

    Seoul | Dates: 29 – 29 Nov, 2019

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  • LES France General Assembly 2019

    Paris | Dates: 10 – 10 Dec, 2019
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  • LES ANZ Annual Conference 2020

    Christchurch | Dates: 15 – 17 Apr, 2020

    "Reinvention: Fresh approaches and new beginnings"

    Inspired by the rebuilding of Christchurch, in 2020 the conference will be exploring:

    • Reinvention – how businesses are transforming what they do
    • Fresh approaches – new business models, new relationships, new ways of doing things
    • New beginnings – impact of new technologies and the how to become a unicorn
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  • 2020 LES International Management & Delegates' Meeting (IMDM)

    Berlin | Dates: 15 – 17 May, 2020
  • 2020 LES International Annual Conference

    Berlin | Dates: 17 – 19 May, 2020

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    View the official conference website here.
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