Around the World with LES


Around the World with LES

Intellectual property, licensing and business development professionals will gather around the world to celebrate World IP Day and the importance of IP to the global economy.  Participating LES (USA & Canada) Chapters and LESI societies will host events celebrating World IP Day on April 26, 2012.

Montreal Chapter Course & Reception

Course Registration Deadline Extended to Tuesday, April 24!

Thursday, April 26, 2012
8:30 AM - 7:30 PM

Two events in one day!

  • IP & Licensing Basics: A One-Day Review (separate registration fee)
  • Around the World Reception for IP Celebration Cocktail (Free!)

IP & Licensing Basics: A One-Day Review
8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Centre CDP Capital
1001 Victoria Square, Bloc E, 8th Floor
Montreal, QC

Around the World with LES Reception & Celebration Cocktail
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Plateau Lounge
W Hotel
901, Square Victoria
Montreal, QC


(formerly PDS 100)

This one-day course provides a survey of the basics of intellectual property (IP) and licensing. It builds a practical understanding of core IP and licensing concepts from both the business and legal perspectives. Each course, taught by both legal and business experts working as a team, is divided into five topics with examples, exercises and interaction between instructors and fellow students. Topics include: Introduction to IP; Basics of IP Commercialization & Licensing; Determining Reasonable License Fees & Royalty; Managing Risks; and a Licensing Case Study.

Who Should Attend
There is no prerequisite to attend this course. It is designed for those with no prior experience in licensing, including students, entrepreneurs, non-IP attorneys, finance professionals, business development professionals, and those considering a career in licensing.

Why You Should Attend
There is more emphasis now than ever before on commercialization, company formation and job creation from the billions of dollars invested annually in research and development at America's universities, government laboratories and small businesses.

Whether you are an entrepreneur in the making, a principal investigator or student at any level who wants a better grasp of the basics, or an aspiring technology transfer professional, this course will give you the tools you need to understand and participate effectively in the process of protecting IP and facilitating its commercialization.

Course Details
The course is divided into the following five modules:

Module 1. Introduction to IP: Introduction to the different types of IP including patents, trademarks, copyright, trade dress, and trade secrets.
Module 2. Basics of IP Commercialization & Licensing: Introduction to licensing, including reasons for licensing, description of licensing agreements, infringement, competition law, and relationship-building.
Module 3. Determining Reasonable License Fees & Royalty: Licensing risks and rewards, different valuation methods (e.g., Market, Financial, Cost) and their pros and cons, and royalty structures.
Module 4. Managing Risks: Identifying and managing different types of risk, including confidentiality, infringement, liability, collection of royalties and other fees, and unlicensed competition.
Module 5. Licensing Game: Students put into practice what they've learned by dividing into licensee and licensor teams and then discussing and negotiating terms of a licensing case study, based on both public and confidential information they are given. At the end of the negotiating session all teams report their results and how and why they reached them.

Natacha Mongeau, Pro2tip Inc.
François Painchaud, Robic, LLP

The presentation will be given in ENGLISH.

IP Basics
Professional: $195
University: $125
Students: $35*
*includes 2012 LES Student Membership

1. Register online and pay by credit card (USD); or
2. Complete registration form and pay by check (CAD)

Make check payable to "Licensing Executives Society"

Course Registration Deadline: Tuesday, April 24, 12 PM

Reception Only
LES Members & Non-Members: FREE 

There is no registration fee for the reception, however seating is limited, please RSVP to:

Annie Gauthier
LES Montreal Chapter Chair-Elect

Online Registration Closed: 
Onsite Registration Available

Sponsored by


Goudreau Gage Dubuc

Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP 


Questions or comments
Natacha Mongeau
LES Montreal Chapter Co-Chair

Ms. Annie Gauthier
LES Montreal Chapter Co-Chair


Interested in volunteering your time at your local chapter's ATW event? Email us at for more information.


Several LESI Societies, including Austria, Korea, Italy, Mexico, Spain-Portugal and France will be hosting Around the World events. For more information, please visit the LESI website.