Webinars

LES hosts monthly webinars, as part of its ongoing Webinar Wednesdays series, as well as Hot Topic webinars that are periodically scheduled to cover breaking developments such as patent reform, important case updates and other major industry news. Webinar Wednesdays are held on the second Wednesday of each month at 1:00 p.m. Eastern Time and are also available anytime on-demand. Join IP and licensing experts as they share their knowledge and experience regarding today’s most relevant licensing trends and challenges from transactional issues to ethics to valuation.

*NEW LES member benefit: these webinars, a $1,200 value, are FREE for LES members in 2014. Click on a webinar below and register today!

Featured Webinar

LES Standards Initiative
January 14, 2015, 1:00 PM Eastern

Bill Elkington will present an overview of the LES Standards Program, which in its first year will be focused on the efforts of three pilot standards committees.  Leaders on each of these committees will then review the proposed scope of work and objectives of each committee.  Paul Greco--from ICAP Patent Brokerage--will review the planned work of the "IP Brokerage Stadnards Committee."  Craig Moss--from Create.org--will review the planned work of the "IP Protection in the Supply Chain Standards Committee."  And Paul Roberts--from InventErgy--will review the planned work of the "Patent Licensing Entity Standards Committee."  The objective of LES Standards is to provide business process standards that will:  (1) raise the standards of business conduct in IP-oriented transactions; (2) improve the practice of IP management; (3) reduce the cost and time required to do IP-oriented transactions and IP management; an (4) protect and preserve the value of IP for innovative individuals and enterprises. To learn more about the LES Standards Program, please follow the following link:  http://www.lesusacanada.org/les-standards

SPEAKERS
William C. Elkington, Senior Director, Intellectual Property Management, Rockwell Collins
Paul Greco, Senior Vice President, ICAP Patent Brokerage
Craig Moss, Chief Operating Officer, Center for Responsible Enterprise and Trade (CREATe.org)
Paul Roberts, Vice President of Licensing, Inventergy

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SPEAKER BIOS
William C. Elkington, Senior Director, Intellectual Property Management, Rockwell Collins
Bill is Senior Director, Intellectual Property Management, at Rockwell Collins. He is responsible for protection, value extraction, and rights management strategies concerning Rockwell Collins's strategic intellectual property. His group works with the company's business units to value IP and to structure both upstream and downstream licenses in the normal course of its business. He has held this position since 2003.

Bill is on the Board of Trustees for the Licensing Executives Society, with a special assignment in the area of corporate communications. He is Chair of the IP100 Executive Forum Committee, which sponsors an annual invitation-only meeting for IP management thought leaders from IP-owner organizations. 

Prior to joining Rockwell Collins, Bill was co-founder and VP of Program Management at MeshNetworks, a wireless startup company established to commercialize ITT's novel communication technology. MeshNetworks was sold to Motorola in 2004.

Prior to joining MeshNetworks, Bill held positions in IP management, technology marketing, strategic and operations planning, and program management in ITT's Aerospace/Communications Division (A/CD) and GE R&D organizations. 

Bill is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of the University of Michigan, and his advanced degrees are from Syracuse University.

Paul Greco, Senior Vice President, ICAP Patent Brokerage
Paul V. Greco is a Senior Vice President in ICAP Patent Brokerage's New York office, and heads up the high tech brokerage group for both the private and public brokerage platforms.  Mr. Greco has been a practicing attorney for 19 years, focusing on corporate finance, M&A, securities and intellectual property matters for businesses in the on-line, software development and consumer products industries.  In 2004 he founded and partnered in Sierchio Greco & Greco, LLP, a boutique securities law and venture capital practice. From 2001 through 2004 he was a principal in the law firm of Garvey Schubert Barer, a multi-jurisdictional, full-service firm.  Prior to this he co-founded and was a principal partner in Aieta & Greco, a securities, IP and venture capital boutique located in the hub of New York's Silicon Alley. Since 1999, Mr. Greco has been Director of AGB2 Inc., a privately held intellectual property development and holding company. He is also listed as an inventor on three issued U.S. patents.   Mr. Greco graduated cum laude with a B.A. in English from Boston College and received a J.D. from Fordham University School of Law.   He is admitted to the New York, SDNY and EDNY bars.

Craig Moss, Chief Operating Officer, Center for Responsible Enterprise and Trade (CREATe.org)
Craig Moss, Chief Operating Officer of the Center for Responsible Enterprise and Trade (CREATe.org), is a leading expert on using management systems to improve compliance performance within companies and across supply chains. At CREATe, Mr. Moss is responsible for developing and delivering CREATe Leading Practices, a program designed to help companies and their supply chain companies reduce the risks associated with trade secret theft, counterfeiting, piracy and corruption. He has developed guides on implementing management systems to improve compliance for organizations including World Bank Group's International Finance Corporation and the United Nations. Mr. Moss is an Executive Advisor for Social Accountability International (SAI) where he led development of Social Fingerprint® and Social Fingerprint Rapid Results™, programs helping Fortune 500 companies develop and implement improved sustainability practices. Previously, Mr. Moss founded Global Access Corporation, where he led more than 3,000 business development projects in 50 countries.

Paul Roberts, Vice President of Licensing, Inventergy
Currently, Paul is Vice President of Licensing at Inventergy, a cutting-edge IP investment and licensing company designed to help technology leaders attain greater value from their IP assets. Previously, Paul was Vice President of Patent Law & Commercialization at Rovi Corp, which successfully licenses its patented innovations in the areas of media guide and content delivery. Prior to that Paul was the Lead Patent Legal Counsel at Accenture, as well as manager of patent acquisition through the merger of MCI with WorldCom and their Chapter 11 bankruptcy. He was also a United States Patent Examiner in the computer graphics area. He has been a member of the Association of Corporate Patent Counsels, as well as other IP professional associations.

Paul holds a BS in electrical engineering from Univ. of Maryland at College Park, and a law degree from Whittier Law School, in addition to an intellectual property certificate from Franklin Pierce Law School.

Who Should Attend

The webinars are designed for all IP and licensing professionals at any level of experience, including corporate IP and licensing professionals, technology transfer professionals, non-IP attorneys, and business development professionals.

Why You Should Attend

LES Webinars are a convenient and affordable way to stay up-to-date with current trends and challenges, gain core knowledge on IP and licensing topics, and supplement your learning in new areas. With our live webinars and growing library of on-demand webinars, you can log-in and learn from leading industry experts anywhere, anytime.

Course Details

Each webinar is 60 or 90 minutes and addresses a unique topic presented by different industry experts. Sample topics include patent reform, trademark licensing, royalty auditing, patent sales agreements, antitrust issues, and patent licensing conflicts.

Course Fees

We are happy to announce the 2013 Webinar Wednesday series will be FREE to LES members! These webinars, delivered right to your desk, will provide increased knowledge and exposure to today’s hot topics.  You’ll also be able to earn CLE and CLP credits!

 This new member-only benefit gives you access to IP and licensing experts as they share their knowledge and experience regarding today’s most relevant licensing trends and challenges from transactional issues to ethics to valuation.

2015 Webinars

Mark your calendars for Webinar Wednesdays, the second Wednesday of each month. In 2015, LES will be offering our webinars as a free member benefit!

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