Upcoming Events

  • LES France "Artificial Intelligence and Data Access"

    Paris/Virtual | Dates: 28 – 28 Oct, 2021

    Important developments in the various regulatory frameworks in the field of AI and access to data, particularly with regard to compliance with competition rules and intellectual property rights, will be discussed in order to provide a vision of the changing context.

    In order to overcome this relatively "vague" context, practical contractual approaches will be presented as well as, during the round table, feedback from industrialists.

    - Yelena TRIFOUNOVITCH, Partner, Bredin Prat law firm
    - Franck MACREZ, CEIPI
    - Nathalie de QUATREBARBES, Lawyer at QUATREBARBES

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  • LES Singapore & IPWe "Non-Fungible Tokens (NFTs): What is it all about and why is this relevant to my business?"

    Virtual | Dates: 02 – 02 Nov, 2021

    Discussion: We have heard about NFTs for digital art and virtual footwear, but how are NFTs being used by enterprise companies for critical corporate assets?

    LES Singapore's global speakers are deeply involved in NFTs for finance, insurance and IP, working with some of the largest companies in the world. They believe we are past the curiosity stage and entering the adoption phase for enterprise use of NFTs. Our panel believes the licensing, legal and R&D community will all play a key role in guiding adoption and execution of NFT strategies.

    Come to hear more about this significant business opportunity for members of LES and your employers and clients.

    This event is free to participants.

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  • LES South Africa "Intellectual Property Valuation Conference"

    Nuy | Dates: 03 – 05 Nov, 2021

    From technology start-ups 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. How do I value my IP portfolio?

    Join LES South Africa A for the advance 3-day IP Valuation Conference from 3–5 November 2021 at the picturesque Leipzig Conference Centre.

    Please note the pre-requirements for registration is completion of Module 1 of the Financial Modelling Course.

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  • LES Britain & Ireland 2021 Annual Conference

    Glasgow | Dates: 15 – 16 Nov, 2021

    LES B&I's 2021 Annual Conference "Licensing in Challenging Times" will take place IN-PERSON this November in Glasgow! All LES members are welcome!

    Sessions will include:

    • Deal making trends and outlook for the Life sciences industry [Panel]
    • Public Support for Start-up Ventures
    • Commercialisation of the Academic Research Base – Challenges, Learnings, and Initiatives in University Licensing through the Pandemic (and impacts going forward) [Panel]
    • Agreements to Supply Products in a Time of Shortage
    • No-One is Safe Until Everyone is Safe – the story behind CEPI’s R&D partnerships and  supporting the COVAX Mission
    • Irn-Bru: Protecting a Heritage Brand
    The main conference will be preceded on 15 November by a full-day LES100 Training Course, “Commercialising IP through the Power of Licensing”. There will also be a half-day LES workshop on “Copyright – Collective Licensing after the Digital Single Market Directive 2019/790” in the afternoon.

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  • Global Technology Impact Forum (GTIF) "Impact Initiatives: Socially-Responsible Investment Approaches"

    Virtual | Dates: 17 – 17 Nov, 2021

    The field of “impact investing”, which applies venture capital approaches to achieve social impact objectives, has developed over the last 5-10 years into a specialist sub-field, with the implementation of a variety of fund structures and approaches. Impact investment funds aim to apply VC-based approaches, but to relax one or more standard constraints (e.g. required return), in order to foster effective growth of new ventures and the accomplishment of social impact objectives.

    Several US groups pioneered these approaches, and there has been a rise in the number of funds (and total investment) in this field in Europe, in recent years. This type of activity complements more traditional social impact financing (e.g. funding for socially-oriented business such as housing associations).

    As the financial investment and asset management community continues to witness a rapid growth of interest in environmental, social and governance (“ESG”) funds, reflecting increasing end-consumer concern about environmental and social development issues, it is timely to assess current trends.

    This webinar will reflect the different financial models that are being applied creatively, across countries, in order to satisfy investment and impact objectives, and to advance best practice in this emerging field.

    This event is free to participants.

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  • LESI & EPO High-Growth Technology Business Forum: Build-to-sell

    Virtual | Dates: 18 – 18 Nov, 2021

    The “Build-to-sell” forum is specifically for business decision makers that either want to or are required by their investors to eventually sell their business. Building a company for the ultimate value through an exit requires a long-term view with a clear goal in mind. The “Build-to-sell” forum explores case studies from companies that have been successful in building a company that has been sold. We specifically focus on the intellectual assets technology, brand and operational excellence, since they are generally the key value drivers in such transactions.  

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  • LESI Pop-Up Series: There is More to Trade Secrets than Signing NDAs

    Virtual | Dates: 23 – 23 Nov, 2021

    In our ever-more connected world, the risks of trade secrets entering the public domain on a world-wide basis are increasing.  It is therefore crucial to consider protection world-wide and in doing so it is clear that legal protection varies considerably across the globe.  Knowledge of the local framework for protection can help to establish ground rules for protection when engaging with another territory. 

    In this webinar, you will be introduced to some of the differences in protection world-wide, focusing on the USA, China and Brazil. The webinar will also provide guidance on ways in which you can evaluate protection and evolve business practices in other territories.  


    • Jennifer Pierce, McCarthy Denning
    • John Williamson, Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP
    • Mariana Reis Abenza, Dannemann Siemsen
    • Qinghong Xu, Lung Tin Intellectual Property Agent Ltd.

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  • LESI YMC 3rd Asia-Pacific Conference

    Manila | Dates: 26 – 26 Nov, 2021

    Save the Date! 26 November 2021 at 2:30pm - 6:00pm PST.

    "Bridging Gaps and Breaking Barriers in the New Normal"
    More details to follow soon!
  • LES France's 50th Anniversary!

    Paris | Dates: 29 – 29 Nov, 2021

    Save the Date to celebrate LES France's Anniversary!

    Full details will be posted here.
  • Global Technology Impact Forum (GTIF) "Socially-Responsible Licensing in the Era of COVID-19"

    Virtual | Dates: 06 – 06 Dec, 2021

    The concept of “socially-responsible licensing”, which seeks either to ensure socially-beneficial use of technologies or to avoid socially-negative use of licensed IP, , has developed over the last 10-15 years.

    A large number of university-level institutions seek to include some licence terms that relate to these objectives, and may large multinationals in the pharmaceutical field, have adopted public pledges (e.g. AstraZeneca’s commitment that it will not profit from the Oxford-AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine during the pandemic) or developed other initiatives (e.g. GSK’s creation of royalty-free licensing arrangements, in connection with IP related to neglected tropical diseases.)

    Global interest in this area has been heightened following contemporary news coverage of “IP waivers”, and discussion of concerns that relate both to maintaining effective incentives to innovation and global access to medicines.

    These high-level events, which arise from the unprecedented nature of the pandemic, are likely to have significant effects on the views of institutions and to affect everyday technology licensing practices and approaches.

    This webinar will reflect on how licensing practitioners and IP academics see the current landscape, consider how industry can respond to address the concerns of civil society stakeholders, and suggest how licensing practices may change in the future.

    This event is free to participants.

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  • WIPO Mediation and Arbitration Workshop

    Virtual | Dates: 08 – 10 Dec, 2021

    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.

    The Workshop will cover mediation and arbitration procedures, with particular reference to the practical case application of the recently updated WIPO Mediation, Arbitration and Expedited Arbitration Rules, an industry view on dispute resolution, keys to the effective drafting of dispute resolution clauses, and a look at the move to online meetings and hearings. The presentation faculty includes WIPO mediators and arbitrators, in-house counsel, and WIPO Arbitration and Mediation Center professionals, all experienced in the conduct of international ADR procedures. Ample Q&A opportunities will enable attendees to interact with the program faculty.

    Supported by Licensing Executives Society International (LESI) and International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (AIPPI).

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  • 2022 LES International Management & Delegates' Meeting (IMDM)

    Venice | Dates: 07 – 08 May, 2022

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    More information will be posted soon.
  • 2022 LES International Annual Meeting

    Venice | Dates: 08 – 10 May, 2022

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    More information will be posted soon.

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