Upcoming Events

  • LESI WILA Speaker Series 2022-23 [Session 3]: "Insights from WILA’s Global Mentoring Program"

    Virtual | Dates: 08 – 08 Feb, 2023

    LESI WILA Session 3

    Join LESI's Women in Licensing Alliance (WILA) as they discuss their Global Mentoring Program.

    - Judith Miller, Principal & National Practice Group Leader – Commercial, Wrays Lawyers (Moderator)
    - Samantha Williams, Licensing Manager, Trinity College Dublin
    - Ingrid Nakamura, Jurídico Propriedade Intelectual, Braskem, Brazil

    This event is free to participants.

    Register here!

  • LESI Dispute Resolution Committee "Starting UPC-Litigation – how, where and when?"

    Virtual | Dates: 15 – 15 Feb, 2023

    In this webinar the panelists will delve deeper into the strategic aspects of UPC litigation, e.g. System shopping and Forum Shopping. Will parties use a hybrid-litigation approach? How can the UPC be used with multiple parties and/or patents? What role will the language play?

    - Alexander Haertel (Moderator)
    - Juliane Buchinski
    - Julia Ericsson
    - Mark van Gardingen
    - Walter Schober

    This event is free to participants.

    Register here!

  • LESI Copyright Licensing Committee "Update On Digitalisation and Music Landscape in the US"

    Virtual | Dates: 15 – 15 Feb, 2023

    We all enjoy music via streaming these days. The US has the largest share of paid subscriptions for DSP music. Revenue in this segment in the US is projected to reach US$6.03b in 2023.

    In 2018, the Music Modernisation Act was signed into law. It had 3 objectives. The main objective was to create a blanket license for interactive streaming services. The other two were to create rights for pre-1972 sound recordings and for music producers, mixers and sound engineers.

    Besides blanket licensing for streaming, the Act establishes a mechanical licensing collective (MLC) and Digital Licensee Co-ordinator. The MLC was formed by a coalition of music companies. For sound recording rights, it is the Sound Exchange which is collecting the license fee. The Sound Exchange has also been active in the lobbying of the American Music Fairness Act 2022.

    After 5 years since the enactment of the Music Modernisation Act, we are privileged to have Serona Elton, Head of Educational Partnerships of Mechanical Licensing Collective and Ryan Lehning, Assistant General Counsel, International of Sound Exchange to share with us the state of play in this area in the US.

    Read about the Speakers.

    This event is free to participants.

    Register here!

  • LES Singapore "Understanding the legal impact of Non Fungible Tokens (NFTs)"

    Virtual | Dates: 16 – 16 Feb, 2023

    LES Singapore are pleased to have international firm CMS’ London Partner and crypto and digital assets expert, Charles Kerrigan, present a webinar on non-fungible tokens.

    The session will cover the following topics:

    • What are NFTs and how do they fit into the world of crypto assets?
    • Legal considerations and issues
    • Users' profiles and various applications
    • NFTs and their role in the rise of Web 3.0

    The session will be moderated by Sheena Jacob, Head of the regional Southeast Asian Intellectual Property practice at CMS Holborn Asia and LES Singapore Ex-Co Member.

    This event is free to participants.

    Read more & register!

  • LESI Thought Leadership Program - Track 2, Session #3: Vehicle Electrification

    Virtual | Dates: 23 – 23 Feb, 2023

    The second substantive session for Track 2 on the Automotive Industry which will focus on Vehicle Electrification. This includes a discussion about the technology and licensing issues affecting EV systems, Fast Charging and the Grid.

    Following this session, a final substantive online session is scheduled for March 16 on Autonomous Vehicles and IP. A final session will be held in person at the LESI Annual Meeting in Montreal, April 30-May 2.

    Speakers on Vehicle Electrification:
    - John Carney, Chair of the LESI Automotive IAB
    - Eric Gottschling, Global Director of Licensing and Commercialization for Borg Warner (tier 1 supplier of EV power management and charging systems)
    - Eugene Hyun, Chief IP Counsel for ABB’s ELEM business (e-mobility)
    - TBD

    This event is only open to current LES members
    . If you are not currently a member of a local LES Society, we encourage you to join! If you are not ready to join LES, you can purchase a package for the LESI Thought Leadership Program (all three tracks) for $200 USD. Please contact the LESI Admin Office at NNE@lesi.org to register for this package.

    Register here!

  • LES Britain-Ireland "Trustpilot – the journey, building the brand and challenges faced"

    Edinburgh | Dates: 23 – 23 Feb, 2023

    The first LES Britain-Ireland event of 2023 is being hosted by Trustpilot, a new LES member, at their Edinburgh Office, on Thursday 23 February.

    Some of the Trustpilot team (Anoop Joshi, Graeme Di Rollo and Max Sjoblom) will discuss the story of their journey and the challenges they face in protecting the Trustpilot brand.

    This event is free to LES members.

    Read more & register!

  • LESI 8th Pan-American YMC Conference

    Houston | Dates: 24 – 24 Feb, 2023

    You are invited to join the Licensing Executives Society International - Young Members' Congress (LESI-YMC) in downtown Houston, Texas, USA for the 8th Annual LESI-YMC Pan-American Conference on Friday, February 24, 2023.

    For this year’s Conference, strong, multi-industries presence of healthcare, energy and technology incubator that all call Houston home will be highlighted. Panel discussions will revolve around new developments and AI-technology use in the O&G industry, technology transfer related to healthcare innovations coming from world-class incubators, high-tech patentable subject matter issues, and TM and data considerations in the agricultural industry (just to name a few!).

    Read more & register!

  • LES Australia-New Zealand (ANZ) 2023 Annual Conference

    Geelong | Dates: 07 – 10 Mar, 2023

    "Connecting Country to Global"

    Save the Date!

    The conference is the annual flagship event of LESANZ, focussing on local and international current issues facing IP Managers, Lawyers, Patent and Trade Mark Attorneys, Tech Transfer Officers, Government Agencies, Business Development and Licensing Practitioners.

    Keep updated here!

  • LESI Dispute Resolution Committee "On the road: how to finetune your strategy while driving the UPC-wagon"

    Virtual | Dates: 15 – 15 Mar, 2023

    In this installment of the UPC Litigation webinar series, the panelists will provide some insight on what strategic options the parties in UPC proceedings will have. This will also include a discussion on the question of injunctive relief, e.g. factors to be considered before granting an injunction, setting of securities, compensation if injunction is lifted, etc.


    - Thomas Adocker (Moderator)
    - Kristin Cooklin
    - Alexander Haertel
    - Marleen van den Horst
    - Peter Tochtermann
    - Camille Lignieres

    This event is free to participants.

    Register here!

  • LES Spain-Portugal "LES100 – One Day Introduction to Licensing Course"

    Madrid | Dates: 17 – 17 Mar, 2023

    LES Spain-Portugal will be holding the internationally recognised LES100 – One Day Introduction to Licensing Course on 17 March 2023 in Madrid

    The course will be given by three well-known Spanish IP experts:

    • Javier Fernández-Lasquetty
    • Luis Ignacio Vicente del Olmo
    • Jordi Ilario

    For more details about the program, registration fees and other course information, please consult the brochure.

    The course will be taught in English.

    Read more & register!

  • 2023 LES International Management & Delegates' Meeting (IMDM)

    Montreal | Dates: 29 – 30 Apr, 2023

    The LES International Management & Delegates' Meeting (IMDM) is a gathering for LESI leadership. Observers who are LES members are welcome to register to attend.

    The 2023 IMDM will be held in connection with the LESI 2023 Annual Conference taking place in Montreal, Canada on 30 April - 2 May 2023.

    Further details on the IMDM can be found here.
  • 2023 LES International Annual Conference

    Montreal | Dates: 30 Apr – 02 May, 2023

    On behalf of LESI and LES USA-Canada, you are invited to attend the LESI 2023 Annual Conference in Montréal, Canada on 30 April – 2 May!

    The theme for LESI2023 is Leveraging Intellectual Property to Enable Innovation and Créativité for an Inspired Future. Through keynote speakers and panel discussions with industry experts from around the world, LESI2023 discussions will focus on the role of intellectual property in accelerating investment and commercialization of technology and creative works globally. The program will continue some of the discussions kicked off in Venice in 2022 — in the Automotive, Life Sciences, GreenTech, Telecommunications and Entertainment sectors – and add engaging keynotes and panels discussions that will help put technology development into context – HINT: it requires both creativity and investments in innovation. We also hope to showcase innovation and creativity born in Canada, providing lessons that extend globally.

    Read more & register

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