Upcoming Events

  • LES B&I 2022 Annual Conference & LES100 Training Course

    London | Dates: 10 – 11 Oct, 2022

    LES Britain & Ireland's 2022 Annual Conference "Licensing – enabling the global business of IP" will be taking place in London on Monday, 10 October 2022.

    Conflicts and challenges over the past few years have exposed cracks in the tenets upon which the concept of the global economy and an international IP system has been assumed.  However, this period of turmoil, not least the response to Covid 19,  has also demonstrated how future opportunities can be forged within a new worldwide framework. Licensing has over the years proved to be an effective tool for the sharing of knowledge and the opening up of new markets and sectors. Therefore, the LES Britain & Ireland Annual Conference will, with a roster of experts in the field, explain how through licensing, the challenges can be met, and the spirit of cooperation reinvigorated.

    The Conference will be followed by the LES100 Training Course "Commercialising IP through the Power of Licensing" on Tuesday, 11 October 2022.

    Read more & register!
  • LESI Life Sciences "Bioprospecting, access and benefit sharing in developing countries, 30 years on"

    Virtual | Dates: 11 – 11 Oct, 2022

    The Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) was signed by 150 government leaders 30 years ago at the 1992 Rio Earth Summit, and recognizes intrinsic value of biodiversity and the importance of conservation and sustainable use of plant genetic resources to fulfil the food, health and other necessities of the growing world population. The CBD is supported in the implementation of its third objective, the fair and equitable sharing of benefits arising out of the utilization of genetic resources by the Nagoya Protocol on Access and Benefit Sharing (ABS) which came into force almost 8 years ago on 12 October 2014. We are still grappling with the question of whether the ABS system that has been implemented through national governments is effective in realising its objectives.

    The panel consisting of experts from Brazil, India and South Africa will explore some of the challenges in developing countries relating access and the sharing of benefits, and consider how best to achieve tangible results through licensing and bioprospecting agreements.

    Read about the Panellists here.

    This event is free to participants.

    Register here!

  • LES USA-Canada 2022 Annual Meeting

    San Francisco | Dates: 16 – 19 Oct, 2022

    The LES USA & Canada community will gather in San Francisco, October 16th-19th, for the first in-person Annual Meeting in three years! IP professionals looking to re-connect, network with peers, and enjoy unparalleled content and outstanding keynote speakers. Under the theme of “Commercializing Innovation”, the meeting will be infused with the spirit of entrepreneurship that is so unique to the San Francisco Bay Area and Silicon Valley.

    Excellence in IP and technology licensing is at the core of the LES mission. When you attend the LES 2022 Annual Meeting in San Francisco, there are many opportunities to hone your licensing skills and catch up on recent trends and developments. The multi-day event will feature 30+ high-quality sessions led by industry experts that you have grown to know and love from LES.

    Highlights include:

    • Top 10 Court Decisions of the Year Affecting Licensing
    • LES Global Royalty Rate Surveys in High Tech and Life Sciences
    • Smart Cities and Connected Cars: Technology, Regulations and IP
    • Developments in SEPs and FRAND Licensing
    • And many more
    Read more & register!
  • LESI IP Valuation Committee Webinar "Market approach to valuation of patents & trademarks: horses for courses"

    Virtual | Dates: 25 – 25 Oct, 2022

    Join LESI's IP Valuation Committee for a webinar that explores the ins and outs of the market approach to valuation of patents and trademarks. They will discuss, in an interactive panel, how and when the market approach is of high utility for valuation objectives.

    Dr. Andreas Zagos, Management Partner at InTraCoM (a leading global patent valuation firm), will discuss the market approach to patent valuation, including automated valuation of patents & patent portfolios.

    Anders Andersson, CEO of Parallel North IP
    (ranked by Forbes as one of the top 10 IP valuation service firms in the world), will discuss the market approach to valuation of trademarks - its benefits and disadvantages, areas of applicability and some alternatives.

    This event is free to participants and will be repeated twice on Tuesday, 25 October 2022.

    Register for the Morning Session @ 10:00am CEST here.
    Register for the Afternoon Session @ 3:00pm CEST here.

  • LESI Thought Leadership Program - Track 1: SEPs

    Virtual | Dates: 25 – 25 Oct, 2022

    #0 Primer on Licensing and Standard Essential Patents (SEPs)

    This session provides an introduction to the issues that will be discussed in Track 1 and analyzes actively around Standard Essential Patents from four different points of views - from those inside Standard Setting Organizations (SSOs), from Industry, from the Licensing perspective and those viewing the legal implications. 

    Confirmed Speakers:

    • Gustav Brismark, founder and CEO of Kazehara AB (moderator)
    • Mattia Fogliacco, President, Sisvel
    • Carter Eltzroth, Legal Director, DVB.org
    • Matteo Sabattini, Director IP Policy at Ericsson and LES USA and Canada SVP for Standards
    • Richard Vary, Partner, Bird&Bird

    The next 3 sessions in this track will look at specific standards: mobile communications, Wi-fi and Digital Video Broadcasting (DVB).  A final session will be held in person at the LESI 2023 Conference in Montreal pulling to get the key take aways from our year-long discussions.

    This event is free to participants.

    Register here!

  • LES South Africa "Intellectual Property Valuation Course"

    Western Cape | Dates: 02 – 04 Nov, 2022

    Realising Value from Intangible Assests

    From start-up technology to university inventions and company brands, IP is integral to building and deriving value. The need to value IP arises whenever it is part of a transaction, whether it is an investment, acquisition, liquidation, auction, infringement suit, transfer or licence. It can also be required for taxation, accounting and management purposes.To do IP valuations or damages assessments, you must understand valuation methodologies, and how valuation is impacted by commercial, regulatory and other considerations.

    In this hands-on 3-day course, you will learn the basics of IP valuation and damages assessments, its regulatory and commercial context, and how to apply your knowledge through case studies and group exercises.

    Read more & register!

  • LES Benelux 2022 Licensing Course

    The Hague | Dates: 13 – 16 Nov, 2022

    LES Benelux are hosting a Licensing Course that will allow participants to follow the path of drafting an agreement from start till finish. The course includes presentations relating to key aspects of Licensing Practice such as IP Basics, Due Diligence, Valuation and Competition Law as well as participative workshops on negotiation, IP strategy and agreement drafting.

    • Preregistration: Sunday, 13 November 2022
    • Course: Monday-Tuesday, 14-15 November 2022
    • Add-on Topic Meeting: Wednesday, 16 November 2022
    Read more & register!
  • LES Germany 2022 Autumn Conference

    Berlin | Dates: 18 – 18 Nov, 2022
    "Virtual Worlds and Real Existing Law"

    Keep updated here.
  • LES France "SEPs and FRAND"

    Paris / Virtual | Dates: 22 – 22 Nov, 2022

    LES France invite you to join them for the 5th edition of their Annual Conference on Standard Essential Patents (SEPs) and FRAND co-organised with APEB. This event will be held in Paris and also live-streamed online.

    - First roundtable: Regulatory initiatives
    - Second roundtable: Competition between jurisdictions and its consequences
    - Views from the judiciary

    This event will be held in English.

    Read more & register!

  • LESI 2022 Asia-Pacific Conference

    Manila | Dates: 23 – 25 Nov, 2022

    Save the Dates!

    23 November: Licensing Course 100

    24 November: Asia Pacific Conference

    25 November: Young Members Congress - Asia Pacific

    Keep updated here!
  • 2023 LES International Annual Conference

    Montreal | Dates: 30 Apr – 02 May, 2023

    Save the Date!

    Leveraging Intellectual Property to Enable Innovation and Créativité for an Inspired Future

    LES International's 2023 Annual Conference will take place in Montreal on 30 April - 2 May at Le Centre Sheraton Montreal Hotel. Keep updated at www.lesi2023.org

    Call for Proposals: We invite you to submit a proposal online for a concurrent session or an individual presentation for the LESI2023 Organizing Committee to consider. Read more and submit here. (Deadline: 31 October 2022)

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