Upcoming Events

  • LESI & LES Chile "IP Licensing and the Chilean IP Ecosystem"

    Virtual | Dates: 01 – 01 Dec, 2020

    LESI and LES Chile will be holding a Webinar focused on IP licensing and the current Chilean IP ecosystem.

    Join LESI, WIPO and INAPI in this webinar to discuss the state of the innovation and IP ecosystem in Chile. Attendees will hear from the Chilean patent office as well as from university tech transfer and corporate representatives to discuss their experience bringing various innovations to market. What public policies are needed and in place in Chile to foster innovation and knowledge transfer? What steps can you take during the patenting process to make innovative products more attractive and reliable for private and public funding? What tools are available to Chilean and other Latin American Start-Ups to help them scale globally?

    View the Programme & the Slides.

    Register here!

  • WIPO Mediation and Arbitration Workshop

    Virtual | Dates: 02 – 04 Dec, 2020

    The Arbitration and Mediation Center of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) will be holding a 3-day Online Mediation and Arbitration Workshop on 2-4 December, supported by LES International and AIPPI. 

    The Workshop aims to promote the understanding of Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) options for the resolution of intellectual property (IP) and technology disputes. The Workshop is designed for mediators, arbitration and IP lawyers, in-house counsel, patent and trademark attorneys, and business professionals wishing to familiarize themselves with international mediation and arbitration procedures and to receive training as neutrals or party representatives.

    Read more & register.

  • LESI YMC Holiday Special Webinar

    Virtual | Dates: 08 – 08 Dec, 2020

    What lies ahead for the future of the IP/licensing and practice? Will the use of disrupting emerging technologies such as artificial intelligence and blockchain disrupt the licensing practice too? How are these new tools going to affect the everyday practice of IP/licensing professionals, from in-house counsel to tech-transfer office professionals and private practice attorneys? Will the value of professional services be calculated with other means than hourly rates, if everyone uses powerful tools? Will some tasks of the IP/licensing practice be completely automated in the future?

    The panel composed of LES YMC members from different parts of the world will discuss these challenging issues and will try to predict the licensing practice of the future in a casual pre-holiday discussion!

    -Vincent Bergeron, Immediate Past-Chair of LESI YMC and Co-Chair of LESI’s Communications Committee, Partner and Leader of the Emerging Tech Group at ROBIC, Canada

    -Shayne Phillips, Managing Member, Six Points Consulting, USA
    -Olivier Huc, Sales Director, Anaqua, United Kingdom
    -David Swain, Incoming Chair of LESI YMC, Senior Associate, Deacons, Hong Kong

    Register here!

  • LESI IP Valuation Committee “How to Value the Options of a Licensing Strategy?”

    Virtual | Dates: 09 – 09 Dec, 2020

    LESI's IP Valuation Committee invite you to attend a webinar on "How to value the options of a licensing strategy? Exploitation of the Généthon/ Avexis case to identify tools and strategies for future transactions".

    From the documents and first business plans drawn up within the framework of the IPV Committee meetings in LES France, we have constructed a strategic analysis of the license agreement concluded between Généthon and Avexis.

    The invited speaker is Claus Hirzmann, expert in real option analysis.

    Morning Session (for APAC & EU): 10:00am - 11:00am CET
    Afternoon Session (for Americas & EU): 4:00pm - 5:00pm CET

    Register here!

  • LES USA & Canada "Fireside Chat with Andrei Iancu"

    Virtual | Dates: 11 – 11 Dec, 2020

    Join LES USA & Canada for a "Fireside Chat with Andrei Iancu" hosted by their DC Chapter on 11 December.

    The importance of intellectual property and technology licensing to America and the world are beyond question. With trillion dollar companies built upon IP, the intellectual properties are the main driver for change. One of the top stewards for IP is the Director of the United States Patent & Trademark Office, Andrei Iancu. In this fireside chat Director Iancu discusses initiatives of the Office, including updates on Section 101 and Inter Partes Review (IPR), and other topics. 

    Read more & register.

  • LES USA & Canada "Build or Partner - Deciding Whether to Commercialize Enterprise Patent Portfolios with In-House Teams or Specialized Partners"

    Virtual | Dates: 16 – 16 Dec, 2020

    Corporate IP executives charged with commercializing enterprise patent portfolios can build licensing programs using in-house teams or outsource licensing to external commercialization specialists who assume control of the assets. The decision on whether to build or partner involves evaluating and balancing numerous considerations, including many that guide the decision of whether to license in the first place: 

    - Expected returns over time
    - Required investment for commercialization
    - Short-term financial objectives and constraints
    - Loss of use of patents for exclusivity and/or defense
    - Counter-assertion risk
    - Customer issues
    - Management priorities and willingness to support the licensing efforts over time
    - IP department focus issues

    In this session, we will hear from the personal experiences of corporate IP executives who have dealt with these issues, as well as from a leading external patent commercialization firm that has partnered with multiple enterprises to commercialize major patent portfolios. 

    Read more & register.

  • LES ANZ Annual Conference 2020

    Christchurch | Dates: 07 – 09 Apr, 2021

    Reinvention: Fresh Approaches and New Beginnings

    The LESANZ 2020 annual conference will be held in the recently restored Christchurch Town Hall. The venue sustained significant damage from the 2011 earthquakes and has recently reopened. The surrounding events and entertainment precinct has undergone three years of restoration work.

    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 how to become a unicorn
    Click here for full details & registration.
  • LES France's 50th Anniversary!

    Paris | Dates: 16 – 16 Sep, 2021

    Save the Date to celebrate LES France's Anniversary!

    Full details will be posted here.
  • LES Scandinavia Annual Conference 2020 - POSTPONED

    Postponed | Dates: 20 – 20 Sep, 2021

    Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, LES Scandinavia's Conference is being postponed until September 2021.

    More information on the rescheduled date will be posted soon.

    Click here to visit the conference website.

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