LES 2015 Annual Meeting — October 25-28

LES members are counting down to the upcoming Annual Meeting. Check out the video below to discover why they're excited to join us in New York!

LES 2015 Annual Meeting Video

Featuring Big Money, Big Data, and Big Ideas: The Intersection of Innovation and Business, the LES 2015 Annual Meeting schedule is full of valuable sessions for each sector or focus, including Life Sciences, High Tech, CEEM, IUGI, and Consumer Products. Maximize your time in the Big Apple by attending the Pre-Meeting Workshops and Off-Site Sector Events, or plan post-meeting activities using our New York City hot-spot guide.

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Keynote Speaker

Dr. Mukherjee is the author of The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer, which was the basis for a 2015 film documentary, Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies, by Ken Burns for PBS Television. The book was named one of the 100 most influential books written in English since 1923 by TIME Magazine, and one of the 100 notable books of 2010 by The New York Times Magazine.

Dr. Mukherjee is an assistant professor of medicine at Columbia University and staff physician at Columbia University Medical Center in New York City. He has been the Plummer Visiting Professor at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, the Joseph Garland lecturer at the Massachusetts Medical Society, and an honorary visiting professor at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine.


The License On Transfer (LOT) Network: Solving the Patent Assertion Entity (PAE) Problem One Company at a Time

By Ken Seddon, CEO of the LOT Network and Michael Cunningham, executive vice president of Red Hat, Inc.**

The United States Constitution creates an incentive to promote innovation. Article 1, Section 8 rewards inventors who publicize their inventions by authorizing patents that can exclude others from using an idea for a limited time. For many years companies have relied on patents for legitimate business purposes to drive innovation. For example, companies have used patents to prevent others from copying their products, protect a divested business, and negotiate freedom to operate through cross-licensing.

**We are like-minded companies working together as good corporate citizens to address the risks and burdens of PAEs. The authors invite you to learn more about the LOT network at LES' Annual Meeting in New York City on Oct. 28, 2015. Or, you can learn more at www.lotnet.com.

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The deadline to book your stay for the LES Annual Meeting has been extended to Friday, October 16. Stay at the intersection of it all, the Marriott Marquis, headquarters of the LES Annual Meeting.  Read more...

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