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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!

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Ronald S. Laurie, Inflexion Point Strategy, LLC joined the group Chapters: San Francisco.
Posted Monday, February 13, 2017
Galya Blachman Ph.D, Stemcentrx joined the group Chapters: San Francisco.
Posted Monday, January 16, 2017
Soody Tronson, STLGip joined the group Chapters: San Francisco.
Posted Thursday, January 12, 2017
Christopher J. Ruhl, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP joined the group Chapters: San Francisco.
Posted Monday, January 9, 2017
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Laura J. Vitez, Clarivate Analytics, Jed Greene, Five Corners Group, Louise Levien PhD CLP, Retired, Cynthia Yu, Rambus Inc., Mark G. Edwards CLP, Bioscience Advisors Inc.

Upcoming Events
HTS: A&T Webinar: • Recent US Court Decisions and Developments Affecting Licensing
Thursday, April 6, 2017
IP & Licensing Basics: A One-Day Review
Friday, April 7, 2017
HTS - Cloud Services and Software Webinar: The Industrial Cybersecurity Marketplace
Wednesday, April 19, 2017
EEC Webinar: Valuation of IP and Early Stage Technologies
Wednesday, April 19, 2017
Best Practices in Licensing: Developing, Negotiating & Executing Transactions
Monday, May 8, 2017

George C. Sawyer, Evalueserve
Neil A. Smith, Schwegman Lundberg & Woessner PA
Logistics Chair
Hannah Wu, PwC
Marketing Chair
Rob Warner, FTI Consulting
Program Chair
Ryan Koppelman, Alston & Bird, LLP