LES University

LES University
July 28-31, 2014
Chicago

Take your career to the next level with LES University – four days of hands-on, interactive, and cutting- edge education programs taught by distinguished professionals.

Choose from two exceptional courses designed to fit your interests and skill level.

  • Masters Class: Principles and Practices (intermediate)
  • Strategic Licensing: Advanced Tools and Practices (advanced)

IP & Licensing Basics: A One-Day Review

July 28

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.

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Masters Class: Principles and Practices 

July 28 - 31

This intensive 3 ½-day course provides a strong foundation in licensing, enabling course attendees to use the language of IP and licensing, apply licensing principles and practices, and develop an intellectual asset management process within their organizations.  This curriculum-based program addresses four major topics:

  • The Basics of IP and Licensing
  • Intellectual Asset Management:  A Business Framework for Licensing
  • The Deal: Valuation and Negotiation
  • Living with the Deal

Licensing experts will engage you in fully interactive techniques such as role play, small groups, and hands-on exercises to ensure that you walk away able to:

  • Identify basic legal and ethical issues
  • Assess needs, opportunities, and risks
  • Establish licensing strategies, including finding and qualifying prospects, and negotiating and closing deals
  • Develop an intellectual asset management process within your organization 

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Strategic Licensing: Advanced Tools and Practices 

July 28 - 31

This intensive 4-day course focuses on strategic licensing in the broader context of business development and company-wide intellectual asset management. It provides advanced skills and tools for the experienced licensing professional. Taught by world-class licensing experts in both lecture and small group formats, the course builds upon the Masters’ Class curriculum and covers six major topics:

  • Legal Issues
  • Licensing Issues
  • Intellectual Asset (IA) Strategy
  • Valuation
  • Negotiation
  • Ethics

Specific take-aways for course attendees include being able to:

  • Identify due diligence legal issues in licensing transactions
  • Analyze difficult agreement provisions
  • Recognize an IA strategy that is both actionable and aligned with corporate strategy
  • Interpret competitive data
  • Recognize assumptions and interpret an independent valuation report
  • Conduct principled negotiations and apply ethical principles to the opportunities

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Registration Fees

(Includes course materials, breakfasts, lunches & networking reception):

  IP & Licensing Basics

Masters Class: Principles and Practices of Intellectual Asset Management

Strategic Licensing: Advanced Tools and Practices


Before 7/1 Before 7/1 Before 7/1
Members   $1,295 $1,495
Non-Members   $1,595 $1,795
Students* $35    


7/1 - Onsite 7/1 - Onsite 7/1 - Onsite
Members   $1,495 $1,695
Non-Members   $1,795 $1,995
Students* $35    

* Includes one year LES (USA & Canada) Inc., student membership

Contact Us

For more information on one of the education courses, please contact the LES Education staff.

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