Upcoming Events

  • LES Spain-Portugal "Introduction to the New European Programs Horizon Europe & Next Generation (European Funds for Recovery)"

    Virtual | Dates: 04 – 04 Mar, 2021

    2021 starts with great news in terms of European funds. On the one hand, the temporary instrument designed to boost recovery in the EU - Next Generation is launched, and Horizon Europe (2021-2027) kicks off, prolonging Horizon 2020 (2014-2020), aimed at developing research and innovation in the EU.

    The objective of this webinar is to make an introduction to these two funds as well as to make a brief review of the particularities to be taken into account from the point of view of the industrial and intellectual property area.

    This webinar will be held in Spanish.

    Read more & register here!

  • LESI WILA Committee "Bridging the IP Gender Gap - making IP more accessible to women inventors, practitioners and deal makers"

    Virtual | Dates: 10 – 10 Mar, 2021

    Studies have found that only about ~18% of registered patent practitioners at the USPTO are women.  This number is similar to those in other countries around the world, such as Japan. There are ongoing efforts in many countries, including the US, focused on enabling diversity and increasing access to underrepresented populations within industry, in government and among innovators and inventors accessing IP systems.  

    During this webinar, LESI's WILA Committee will be joined by Mary Hannon of Marshall, Gerstein & Borun LLP to discuss her recent publication featured in the Indiana University Maurer School of Law's IP Theory, "The Patent Bar Gender Gap: Expanding the Eligibility Requirements to Foster Inclusion and Innovation in the U.S. Patent System."  

    We will also look at data on diversity and gender from other countries in comparison. Join WILA on March 10 and add your voice into this conversation!

    All interested LES members are welcome!

    Register here.

  • LES South Africa "Introductory Licensing Course"

    Dates: 11 – 11 Mar, 2021

    LES South Africa will be presenting their internationally adopted one day licensing course (which will be an online course) on 11 March 2020.

    The course will be presented by Danie Dohmen, Alessia Del Bianco, Madelein Kleyn and Alan Lewis. Topics that will be covered include IP basics, introduction to licensing, basis of licensing agreements, basics of licensing, determining reasonable license fees and royalty rates, managing licensing risks and ends with a licensing game.

    It will be of great value to everyone who would like an introduction to the commercialization of IP!

    Read more & register.

  • LESI Consumer Products Committee & CIP "Valuation of Technology in Complex Products"

    Virtual | Dates: 15 – 15 Mar, 2021

    Join LESI's Consumer Products Committee and The Center for Intellectual Property (CIP) for their joint webinar on "Valuation of Technology in Complex Products".

    One question that often arises with consumer devices that incorporate technologies and IP, is how to value those technologies, especially in complex products that incorporate many different high technologies. The panel will look at this question from an economic point of view. Economists, scholars and thought leaders will share their views and expertise to shed light on a complex and yet important consideration for IP transactions and licensing in the consumer space. Market dynamics and industry practices will be discussed, as well as practical considerations for licensing and tech transfer professionals.

    Moderator: Bowman Heiden (Co-Director, Center for Intellectual Property)

    - Anne Layne-Farrar (Vice President, Antitrust & Competition Economics Practice of CRA)
    - Suzanne Harrison (Founder & Principal, Percipience LLC) 
    - Nikolaus Thumm (Research Associate, Technical University Berlin) 
    - Ruud Peters (Peters IP Consultancy B.V. / Former Chief IP Officer & EVP, Royal Philips N.V.) 

    Read more about the Moderator and Panellists here.

    Register here!

  • LESI & LES South Africa "A Sit Down with SAHPRA CEO - Dr. Boitumelo Semete-Makokotlela"

    Virtual | Dates: 18 – 18 Mar, 2021

    LES South Africa Life Sciences Committee, in collaboration with LESI Patent & Technology Licensing Committee present: A Sit Down with SAHPRA CEO, Dr. Boitumelo Semete-Makokotlela

    The South African Health Products Regulatory Authority (SAHPRA) is tasked with regulating (monitoring, evaluating, investigating, inspecting and registering) all health products. This includes clinical trials, complementary medicines, medical devices and in vitro diagnostics (IVDs). This session will focus on the progress made by SAHPRA in furthering its mandate since assuming responsibility for regulating the health products industry from its predecessor, the Medicines Control Council (MCC). Dr. Semete-Makokotlela will discuss some of the recent changes in the regulation of health products and some of the challenges faced by SAHPRA. She will also respond to a number of questions furnished by industry stakeholders.

    Register here!

  • LES Spain-Portugal & LES Brazil "Practical Tips in the Protection of Confidential Information & Commercial Segregated: Portugal, Spain and Brazil"

    Virtual | Dates: 18 – 18 Mar, 2021

    This webinar aims to give participants a general framework on the legal regimes for the protection of trade secrets (business secrets) in force in Portugal, Spain and Brazil, and to share best practices so that companies can benefit more effectively from this type of protection.

    Within the webinar, it is proposed to address some of the main legal norms that are relevant to companies and discuss compliance with legal requirements in real-life situations.

    The webinar will be held in Portuguese.

    Read more & register!

  • LESI Copyright Committee, LES Philippines, & LES Singapore "LESI Copyright Forum 2021"

    Virtual | Dates: 26 – 26 Mar, 2021

    You are invited to the LESI Copyright Forum 2021! A webinar forum jointly organized by the LESI Copyright Committee, LES Philippines, & LES Singapore. It will focus on different topics and updates about Copyright.

    Join the resource speakers: Emerson Cuyo (Director IV, Bureau of Copyright and Other Related Rights of the Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines) to discuss "Philippine Copyright Law: Challenges and Recommendations"; Mark Thursday Alciso (General Manager, Filipino Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers, Inc.) to discuss Effect of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Music Composition Licensing in the Philippines”; & Tony Yeo (Managing Director, Intellectual Property, Drew & Napier Singapore) to discuss “Copyright Contract Conundrum”.

    Registration coming soon!

  • LES ANZ Annual Conference 2021

    Online | Hybrid | Dates: 05 – 07 May, 2021

    The LESANZ 2021 Annual Conference that was to be held in 2020, will now be held virtually in early May, 2021.

    Inspired by the rebuilding of Christchurch, COVID-19 and the current challenges faced as a result of the world-wide pandemic, in 2021 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

    The Conference Topic : Reinvention: Fresh Approaches and new beginnings

    The event will include LESANZ national and international guest speakers and delegates, particularly from the Asia Pacific region. It is expected to attract between 80 – 100 delegates. This two half day conference will provide an excellent environment to exchange ideas, meet new people, and form new business relationships with members and overseas representatives. The conference is the annual flagship event of LESANZ, focussing on local and international current issues facing IP Managers, Lawyers, Business Development and Licensing Practitioners.

    Click here for full details & registration.

  • 2021 LES International (Virtual) Annual Meeting

    Virtual | Dates: 27 – 28 May, 2021

    Let’s Innovate: Maximizing the Value of Innovation in an Era of Convergence

    The theme for this year’s meeting is “Maximizing the Value of Innovation in an Era of Convergence.” Sessions will look at where the most important innovation is occurring and highlight -- through speakers and case studies -- some of those responsible for and leading this innovation.

    This year we will focus on technologies and industries converging to create new products, new markets and new licensing models:

    • How the automotive industry is converging with the communications industry,
    • How the healthcare industry is converging with artificial intelligence, and
    • How the pandemic is accelerating this convergence and change
    For more information on our 24-hour marathon of content, please visit the Conference website
  • 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’s 50 Years’ Anniversary Conference

    Helsinki | Dates: 20 – 20 Sep, 2021

    This conference is a must for innovators, licensing and IP experts, technologists, lawyers and business leaders. It is for those who want to deepen their understanding on technology trends, licensing business and various forms of intellectual property. And for those who want to network with recognized experts and colleagues in an international setting in a lovely venue in seaside Helsinki, Finland.

    Click here to visit the conference website.

  • LESI Virtual Pan-European Conference

    Virtual | Dates: 05 – 06 Oct, 2021

    Save the Date!

    LES Hungary are happy to inform that they will be organizing this year's Virtual Pan-European Conference on 5-6 October 2021. The topic of the conference is "Sharing is Caring: Pooling IP Assets for Greater Efficiency".

    Keep updated here.

  • 2022 LES International Annual Meeting

    Venice | Dates: 08 – 10 Mar, 2022

    Save the Dates!

    More information will be posted soon.

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