Welcome to the LES Los Angeles Chapter

The Los Angeles Chapter is one of over 35 LES Chapters in LES (USA & Canada.) LES Chapters are located throughout USA and Canada in areas with concentrations of LES Members and licensing professionals. The Los Angeles Chapter, under the direction of the Chapter Leadership hold regular meetings where LES Members and outside speakers give presentations on topics relevant to technology transfer and licensing. Register for an upcoming Los Angeles Chapter event or view past events.

CEEM Add-On Workshop at Spring Meeting





Biofuels, Lessons Learned and Future Avenues

Cynthia Cannady, Esq., Founder, IP*SEVA

"Biofuels, the Science: 1st and 2nd generation biofuels, enzymes, and related technologies"
Speaker: Barry Olafson, Ph.D., CEO, Protabit

"How Algae Could Change the World" 
Speaker: Stephen Mayfield, Ph.D., Director, California Center for Algae Biotechnology, University of California at San Diego

"Biofuels and Patents: "White Space Opportunities and Acquisition Potential"
Speaker: Mary Rose Scozzafava, Ph.D, Esq., Partner, Wilmer Hale

"Biofuels Policy, National Priorities and R&D"
Speaker: Walter Copan, Ph.D., Managing Director, EnergyInsight

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Instructors Andrea Belz and Jeff Whittle teach IP Basics at USC, January 23, 2014.

New Licensing Business Models Event, November 15, 2013.  L to R: Julia Jenks, Vice President, Worldwide Research & Information Analysis, Motion Picture Association of America; Victoria Farrell, Andrea Belz, Belz Consulting, LLC; Darya Allen-Attar,Financial Advisor, Morgan Stanley, and Founder, Broads Circle; Hannah Dvorak-Carbone, Associate Director, Office of Technology Transfer, California Institute of Technology; Jessica Rousset, Director, Office of Technology Transfer; Co-Director, Southern California Center for Technology and Innovation in Pediatrics; Sharon Wong, Deputy Director of Patents/Intel Patent Group, Intel Corporation

The Art of the Deal Panel

LES panel at USC@Silicon Beach, September 17, 2013. L to R: Anuraj Goonetilleke, VP Strategy, Warner Bros.; Michael Ritter, SVP Business & Corporate Development, SGN; John W. Gibbons, CEO and cofounder, NeonGrid.com; Todd Katzenstein, Head of Finance, Consumer Products, Dreamworks.

Tech Scout Workshop
Speaker Mark Bunger
Speaker Mark Randall

Los Angeles Chapter Leadership


John Peck
2400 E. Katella Ave, Suite 1050
Anaheim, CA 92806
Phone: (949) 852-0000
Fax: (949) 852-0004

Past Chair

Dr. Andrea Belz
Belz Consulting, LLC
University of Southern California
(323) 515-2359

Programming Chair

Pauline Jaturongpanich
Venable LLP
2049 Century Park East, Suite 2100
Los Angeles, CA 90067
Phone: 310.229.9932

Chapter Coordinator

For information on the LA chapter, please contact:

Jeff Summers
Belz Consulting, LLC
323-515-BELZ (2359)


Special thanks to the LES Los Angeles Chapter Advisory Board:

 USC Marshall
 Andrea Belz, PhD, MBA


 Robert Berman, Chief Executive Officer


Marie-Josee Cantin, VP Business Affairs

California Institute of Technology

Hannah Dvorak-Carbone, Ph.D., Associate Director, Office of Technology Transfer

Warner Bros. Worldwide Television Marketing

Lee Fraser, Executive Director of Finance

Venable LLP
Brett A. Garner, Of Counsel 

Green Hasson Janks

Ilan Haimoff, CPA, CIA, CFE, CFF, Principal, Motion Picture and Television Participation Services


Todd Katzenstein, Head of Finance, Consumer Products

Vincent Leoni, Partner 

Dr. John W. Peck, Partner

Connolly Bove Lodge & Hutz LLP
Billy Robbins, Idea Doctor, Intellectual Property Law

Children's Hospital-Los Angeles
Jessica Rousset, Director of the Office of Technology Transfer

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