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 2022-2023 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 2023 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

Co-Chairs:





Vice Chairs:

  • Alexandre Hoffman (LES Germany) - Secretary
  • Dario Mohammadian Santander (LES Spain/Portugal) - Communications
  • John Carney (LES USA/Canada) - Automotive IAB
  • Lakshika Joshi (LES India) - IT & Software IAB
  • Taruna Gupta (LES India) - IT & Software IAB
  • Sanjay Prasad (LES USA/Canada)

Board Liaison:

  • Sonja London (LESI Treasurer)

Contact the Committee Chairs - Keith Lutsch (keith@chzfirm.com), Hemang Shah (hemangs@qualcomm.com) and Heinz Goddar (goddar@boehmert.de)

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