Silicon Valley

Welcome to the LES Silicon Valley Chapter

The Silicon Valley 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 Silicon Valley 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 Silicon Valley Chapter event or view past events.

Mission Statement:

  • to facilitate the exchange and dissemination of knowledge and information on licensing and intellectual property;
  • to assist members in improving their skills and techniques in the practice of intellectual property licensing by delivering instructive and topical seminars and training courses;
  • to be the voice of our local licensing community in public and governmental affairs to monitor changes in the law and the practice of licensing and protecting intellectual property;
  • to further the objectives of the Licensing Executive Society.

2015 Silicon Valley Chapter Meetings

Silicon Valley Chapter Leadership


Ms. Soody Tronson
Founder & Principal
STLGip, Intellectual Property Law Firm
Woodside, CA 
Phone: (650) 275-3913


Vice Chairman

Mr. Craig A. Smith
Office of Technology Commercialization
Sandia National Laboratories
Livermore, CA 94550
Phone:  (925) 294-3358


Chair Emeritus

Mr. Lawrence J. Udell, CLP
Executive Director
Intellectual Property International, Ltd.
3766 Brookdale Blvd
Castro Valley, CA 94546-2014
Phone: (510) 888-1998
Fax: (510) 538-5200