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The business of intellectual property is changing and you’re facing new challenges every day. At Licensing Executives Society (U.S.A. and Canada) (LES), we are dedicated to evolving with your needs by providing up-to-date, relevant, and easy-to-access information. As a member of LES, you’ll grow your network, hone your skills and knowledge, and advance your career.

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LES 2016 Spring Meeting

The LES 2016 Spring Meeting committee is now accepting workshop proposals for the 2016 Spring Meeting to be held April 26 -28 in Houston, TX. Come share your perspectives on emerging trends, best practices, and other topics of interest with your peers across a cross-section of leading companies, research institutions, and government laboratories. Deadline for proposal submissions are February 19, 2016.

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CLP Exam Review Course

Join us February 14, 2016 in San Diego, Ca for this one-day review course to prepare for the CLP exam. Taught by experienced CLP-certified LES members, the emphasis of the course is on the eight CLP domains, the practice exam questions and the participants' results. 

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LES Insights Featured Article

Patent Owner May Terminate A Patent Validity Challenge By Granting a Covenant Not to Sue

By John Paul, Brian Kacedon, and Xiaoxiao Xue

Confronted with a concern that a court may invalidate its patent, a patent owner may avoid a finding of patent invalidity by signing a clear covenant not to sue the accused infringer and filing a motion to dismiss the case. Recently, in Sonix Tech. Co. Ltd. v. Kenji Yoshida, a California district court considered whether a patent owner’s covenant not to sue was sufficient to grant its motion to dismiss the lawsuit.
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2/7/2016 » 2/9/2016
The IP100 Executive Forum

2/11/2016
The Importance of the U.S. Patent System: A Former Chief Judge's Perspective

2/17/2016
Impact of IPRs and CBMs on US Business, and IPR/CBM Proofing Patents

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