Licensing Executives Society (U.S.A. and Canada) Launches "LES 2020," a New Strategic Initiative to Empower its Members to "Get Smart, Get Known, and Get Ahead"

LES Press Release

WASHINGTON, August 2014 – The Board of Trustees of the Licensing Executives Society (U.S.A. and Canada), Inc. (LES) is launching "LES 2020," a new strategic initiative aimed at enhancing the Society's role as the premier association for today's innovation deal makers.

Following a 2-day intensive review of the current IP and business development landscape, the LES Board established three task forces to design plans for a new organization within 5 years by focusing on:

  • LES Membership Size/Structure – growing the organization to 8,000 members or more, engaging leaders from a wide range of industry sectors;
  • Role/Services/Resources – how LES will deliver value for a wider audience of professionals involved in innovation deal making;
  • Leadership Roles & Responsibilities – changes to LES governance and mission that will provide strategic continuity and direction for the future.

These initiatives will enhance LES's position as a thought leader on intellectual property public policy, as well as the premier source for best practices, content, and innovation business solutions. By 2020, LES will create a dynamic worldwide virtual community of experts in business development and intellectual asset management.

2014 Taste of San Francisco Basket Winner

Congratulations to Daniel Gurfinkel of Dennemeyer & Associates, LLC, winner of the July registration contest. Dan will enjoy a Taste of San Francisco gift basket on us! Register by August 31 and you'll be entered to win a $200 gift certificate to Morton's Steakhouse. If you haven't registered, do so today!

2014 Annual Meeting Hotel Stay Contest Winner

Congratulations to Mark Kassel with Foley & Lardner, winner of June's monthly registration drawing, who will receive a complimentary 4-night stay at the 2014 Annual Meeting hotel in San Francisco.

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The LES office will be relocating within its current building on Friday, August 22nd.  Beginning at 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, August 21 and continuing through Friday, August 22nd, telephone and email communication will be limited.  LES phone numbers and email contacts will remain the same.

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