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.

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*NEW LES member benefit: these webinars, a $1,200 value, are FREE for LES members in 2015. Click on a webinar below and register today!

Upcoming Webinar - December 2015

Top 10 Court Cases of 2015 Affecting Licensing

Date: Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Time: 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm Eastern Time

This encore presentation of a workshop session presented to a standing room only crowd at the LES 2015 Annual Meeting will identify and discuss the top 10 court decisions during the past year affecting licensing. Mr. Levine, a past - President of LES (USA & Canada), will discuss the implications of these decisions on the drafting and negotiating of license agreements.

This presentation will focus on:

  • Cases that impact the way we negotiate and draft patent license agreements
  • How we initiate patent license negotiations

Russell E. Levine, P.C., Partner, Kirkland & Ellis LLP

Time: 1 hour and 30 minutes
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Member Fee: $0
Non-member Fee: $125
CLE Credit: 1.5

Speaker Bio:
Russell Levine P.C.
Russell LevineMr. Levine has been an LES Member since 1992 and active throughout as a volunteer on various committees, in leadership roles, and as a content provider at annual, seasonal and local chapter meetings. He currently serves as President- Elect, as an International Delegate, and as Chair of the LESI Long Range Planning Committee. He previously served as a Trustee on the Board of LES (USA & Canada), as Co-Chair of the Litigation Committee from 1994-1998, as Co-Chair of the Laws & Government Action Committee for several years, as a member of the 2005 Annual Meeting Committee (he prepared, organized and moderated the "Titans of the Judiciary" mini-plenary at that meeting), as Program Co-Chair for the 2009 Spring Meeting, and as Meeting Chair for the 2011 Spring Meeting. His "Top 10" workshop at the LES Annual Meeting consistently is standing room only; he has spoken at numerous LES local chapter meetings and LESI National Society meetings; and he has been an instructor in several LES educational courses. He is also a Certified Licensing Professional (CLP).

Mr. Levine is a Partner at Kirkland & Ellis LLP, where he has spent his entire 25+ year career. He focuses his trial, appellate and alternative dispute resolution practice on patent infringement matters and disputes involving technology transfer and patent license agreements. His practice includes structuring and negotiating both licensing-in and licensing-out transactions.

Mr. Levine holds a B.S. in interdisciplinary engineering and a B.S. in economics from the University of Michigan and his law degree from the University of Chicago. He is the ILO Client Choice 2012 Award Winner— Litigation, USA. He also is named in the IAM Patent 1000: The World's Leading Patent Practitioners, and the IAM Strategy 300: The World's Leading IP Strategists. He is co-editor of "International Licensing and Technology Transfer: Practice and the Law."

Upcoming Webinar - January 2016

Wearables: Data - Driven Improvements to our Lives

Date: Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Time: 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm Eastern Time

We spend much of our daily lives connected with consumer electronics – whether it’s the smartphone in your hand or the wearable tracking your steps. We will cover IP, business development and commercialization strategies. 


  • Big Data is essential “more data than we know what to do with” – how do you manage data and provide meaningful information?
  • How do you integrate data, user experience and economic proof of device capabilities?
  • What is the commercialization process for digital health/wellness products?
  • We now have proliferation of so many internet - connected devices from smartphones and wearables. What types of challenges and opportunities do you foresee for the future of consumer electronics and healthcare?

John Gannon, President and CEO, Blue Spark Technologies
Geoffrey Hoggard, Director, Intellectual Property Licensing & Acquisitions, Microsoft
Sridhar Iyengar, PhD, Founder & Director, Misfit Wearables

Kevin Spivak, Of Counsel, Vierra Magen Marcus LLP

Time: 1 hour and 30 minutes
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Member Fee: $0
Non-member Fee: $125
CLE Credit: 1.5

Speaker Bios:
John Gannon, President and CEO, Blue Spark Technologies
John began his career as an engineer in the aerospace industry working for General Electric's Astro-Space Division. John is a founder and General Partner of venture firm SunBridge Partners, as well as a Director at Alien Technology, Embedded Planet and Blue Spark Technologies. John has been the CEO of Blue Spark Technologies for the last 5 years. He received an MBA from the University of Chicago and a bachelor's degree in Aerospace Engineering from Penn State University.

Geoffrey Hoggard, Director, Intellectual Property Licensing & Acquisitions, Microsoft
Geoff Hoggard is a 20 year Microsoft veteran & has spent his entire career in the Intellectual Property and Licensing Group, first supporting development of Microsoft’s patent portfolio for consumer focused businesses, and, for the last 13 years, as part of the patent licensing team.  Geoff supports programmatic outbound licensing, patent acquisitions, divestitures & other IP-related deals.

Sridhar Iyengar, PhD, Founder & CEO, Elemental Machines; Founder & Former CTO, AgaMatrix; Founder & Director, Misfit
Sridhar Iyengar is a founder and director of Misfit, makers of highly wearable computing products, including the award-winning Shine, an elegant activity monitor. Sridhar also founded AgaMatrix, a blood glucose monitoring company that made the world’s first medical device connecting directly to the iPhone and shipped 15+ FDA-cleared medical products, 3B+ biosensors, 6M+ glucose meters, with partnerships with Apple, Sanofi, and Walgreens. Sridhar holds over 30 US and international patents and received his Ph.D. from Cambridge University as a Marshall Scholar. Recently, he launched a new venture, Elemental Machines, to bring IoT to the pharma industry.

Kevin Spivak, Of Counsel, Vierra Magen Marcus LLP
Kevin R. Spivak is a member of the intellectual property law firm of Vierra Magen Marcus LLP. Mr. Spivak's experience includes managing and securing intellectual property rights in a wide variety of technologies for domestic and global corporations. The technologies involved in Mr. Spivak's daily practice include networks, telecommunications, mobile devices, VoIP, Internet telephony, power generation, semiconductors, optics, display technology, DVD technology and standards, gaming, automotive, computer hardware and software and business methods. Before completing law school, Mr. Spivak was a Patent Examiner in the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, where he examined patent applications in computer-related technologies. Mr. Spivak received a B.S. in Computer Engineering from The George Washington University and a J.D. from The American University, Washington College of Law.

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 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 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.

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