San Diego

Welcome to the LES San Diego Chapter

Licensing is a key strategy of many of San Diego’s technology-based companies. As one of the world’s most important technology centers, San Diego’s life sciences and high tech clusters gather talent from industry, universities, research institutes and the service professions all seeking highly informative educational opportunities on different aspects of licensing. The LES San Diego Chapter, following the mission of LES, holds monthly meetings where expert speakers address licensing related issues relevant to all industries. The meetings also emphasize networking, the other LES mission. Our Chapter holds one or two social events each year.

The meetings are open to both LES Members and non members. Presentations are posted on the San Diego Chapter's home page, and contact information is provided for those willing to participate in the exchange following each meeting. Most sessions qualify for one hour of Continuing Legal Education (CLE) credit for attorneys.

LES membership is a very reasonable $290 per year which qualifies you for the lower local meeting rates as well as substantial discounts on registration for the LES Seasonal and Annual Meetings. Join LES now. It’s a great deal and a wonderful organization. We hope to see you soon at an upcoming San Diego Chapter meeting!

Sponsorship opportunities:

LES San Diego offers sponsorships on a per meeting basis. The sponsorship package includes exposure on the LES San Diego website, multiple tags on our e-mail blast announcements and prominent displays at the event.

The Licensing Executives Society and LES San Diego Chapter extend condolences to the family and friends of Mr. David Palella. He passed away on October 2, 2014.

"David was an active LES member for 20+ years. He organized and moderated many interesting panel discussions at our Chapter's LES meetings. We pay tribute to David's contributions to LES. He will be missed." - Vasu Pestonjamasp; Chair, LES Education; San Diego Chapter

“As a long-time LES member and active San Diego Chapter member, we will miss David’s presence within our local Chapter.  However, we will celebrate his notable contributions and the wonderful legacy that he has left behind.  Thank you, David.” - Johnny Manriquez; Chair, LES San Diego Chapter

"David always added a sense of community to our LES events and will be missed by all." - Doug Bania; Immediate Past Chair, LES San Diego Chapter

San Diego Chapter Leadership


Johnny Manriquez
IP Attorney
Procopio, Cory, Hargreaves & Savitch LLP
12544 High Bluff Drive, Suite 300
San Diego, CA 92130
Phone: 619-906-5728

Education Chair

Dr. Vasu K. Pestonjamasp, Ph.D., MBA
Bio-I.P. Management Company
Phone: (858) 349-0950

Past Chair

Doug Bania, CLP
Nevium Intellectual Property Solutions
415 Laurel Street
Suite 341
San Diego, CA 92101
Phone: (858) 255-4361

Sponsorship Chair

Looking for a volunteer.

Program Chair

Looking for a volunteer.



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