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.

San Diego Chapter Leadership


Johnny Manriquez
IP Attorney
PO Box Q
Del Mar, CA 92014
Phone: 619-246-3033

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

Ben Anger
Knobbe Martens
12790 El Camino Real
San Diego, CA 92130
Phone: (858) 707-4000
Program Chair

Rich Christiansen 
Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton, LLP
12730 High Bluff Drive
Suite 400
San Diego, CA 92130, USA
Phone: (858) 350-6100