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San Francisco Chapter

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Welcome to the LES San Francisco Chapter

Mission Statement

Licensing is a core aspect of business for many San Francisco Bay Area companies. The LES San Francisco Chapter (SFC) is focused on bringing together licensing professionals from an array of industries and drawing upon the significant practice knowledge and intellectual capital in the Bay Area. SFC is dedicated to providing current, content-rich topics of discussion that both inform the licensing community and emphasize networking.

Our goals are to:

  • Provide professionals of all industries with quarterly educational programs related to licensing
  • Provide updates on ever-changing legal aspects of licensing
  • Create networking opportunities for business executives, lawyers, consultants, engineers, scientists, professors and government representatives
  • Improve and enhance the skills and techniques involved in intellectual property licensing, management, compliance and enforcement

Our meetings are open to both LES Members and non-members. Questions about upcoming events may be directed to any of our Chapter Chairs. Most sessions will qualify for Continuing Legal Education (CLE) credit for attorneys.


LES annual membership dues are $395 per year which qualifies you for lower rates on local meetings, discounts on seasonal and annual meetings, and access to an array of licensing resources through the LES and SFC. Join LES and participate in the LES San Francisco Chapter today!

Neil A. Smith, Neil A Smith, ESQ
Logistics Chair
Hannah Wu, PwC
Marketing Chair
Rob Warner, FTI Consulting
Program Chair
Ryan Koppelman, Alston & Bird, LLP

Group Feed
Larry D. Zeagler, Ampac Fine Chemicals joined the group Chapters: San Francisco.
Posted Sunday, December 31, 2017
Kent Baker, PARC Xerox joined the group Chapters: San Francisco.
Posted Thursday, November 30, 2017
Susan L. Koppy, SL Koppy Consulting LLC joined the group Chapters: San Francisco.
Posted Wednesday, September 6, 2017
Joseph Yang, PatentEsque Law Group, LLP joined the group Chapters: San Francisco.
Posted Tuesday, May 16, 2017
Ronald S. Laurie, Inflexion Point Strategy, LLC joined the group Chapters: San Francisco.
Posted Monday, February 13, 2017
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Recently Updated Profiles
Partha P. Choudhury, Temple University, Laura Berton, Fieldfisher (Silicon Valley) LLP, Becky L. Troutman, Winston & Strawn LLP, Kathleen Gersh, Loeb & Loeb LLP, Ram P. Menon, Michael Best & Friedrich LLP

Upcoming Events
EEC February Webinar: Licensing and IP considerations when working with start-ups in emerging fields
Monday, February 26, 2018
HTS Mobile and Consumer Electronics Webinar- February 2018
Wednesday, February 28, 2018
2018 LES University - South
Tuesday, March 20, 2018
Automotive and Aerospace: What Does U.S. Case Law Tell Us About Standard Essential Patent Licensing
Wednesday, March 21, 2018
High Tech Sector - Royalty Rate and Deal Terms Survey
Thursday, March 29, 2018



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