LES 2015 Annual Meeting

LES 2015 Annual Meeting — October 25-28

Hotel registration deadline is Friday, October 16th.

LES members are counting down to the upcoming Annual Meeting. Check out the video below to discover why they're excited to join us in New York!

LES 2015 Annual Meeting Video

Featuring Big Money, Big Data, and Big Ideas: The Intersection of Innovation and Business, the LES 2015 Annual Meeting schedule is full of valuable sessions for each sector or focus, including Life Sciences, High Tech, CEEM, IUGI, and Consumer Products. Maximize your time in the Big Apple by attending the Pre-Meeting Workshops and Off-Site Sector Events, or plan post-meeting activities using our New York City hot-spot guide.

Register for the LES Annual Meeting 
Pre-Meeting Workshops today!

Advance your career and earn CLE* and/or CLP credits by attending the LES pre-meeting workshops, held on Sunday, Oct. 25, 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm. 

Available Pre-Meeting Workshops:

Can't attend the Annual Meeting but still want to participate in one of the pre-meeting workshops? Not a problem. Individuals not attending the LES 2015 Annual Meeting can still register for any of these premier education events taught by experts in the field. These sessions are full of valuable information for anyone involved in agreements, valuation, or the ethical implications of intellectual property transactions. 

Registration Fees
Members & non-members not attending the LES 2015 Annual Meeting: $125
Members & non-members attending the LES 2015 Annual Meeting: $75

Advance your career and register for one of the pre-meeting workshops!

Keynote Speaker

Pulitzer Prize winning author Dr. Siddhartha Mukherjee will be the featured speaker at the keynote luncheon at the LES Annual Meeting.

Dr. Mukherjee is the author of The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer, which was the basis for a 2015 film documentary, Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies, by Ken Burns for PBS Television. The book was named one of the 100 most influential books written in English since 1923 by TIME Magazine, and one of the 100 notable books of 2010 by The New York Times Magazine.

Dr. Mukherjee is an assistant professor of medicine at Columbia University and staff physician at Columbia University Medical Center in New York City. He has been the Plummer Visiting Professor at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, the Joseph Garland lecturer at the Massachusetts Medical Society, and an honorary visiting professor at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine.

The Frank Barnes Award will also be presented at this event.

The keynote luncheon will be held
Monday, October 26, 2015
12:15 pm - 2:00 pm
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Featuring these Big Ideas

Panel Discussion: “Big Money is Back: The Financial Climate for Innovation”
Monday October 26, 2015; 9:15 AM – 10:30 AM
A cross industry panel of experts will explore and discuss how the changing financial climate is impacting innovation. There is money out there so, what are stakeholders doing and how is investment and licensing shaping innovation?

Sang Ahn
Sang Ahn
Samsung Electronics
Tom Heyman
Johnson & Johnson Innovation – JJDC, Inc. (JJDC)
Pat Patnode
Patrick Patnode

GE Ventures and Healthymagination
Jim Sledzik
Jim Sledzik

Energy Ventures


Orin Herskowitz
Orin Herskowitz
Columbia Technology Ventures

The Evolution of "Big Data" and Its Impact on Emerging Business Strategies and Innovation
Tuesday October 27, 2015; 9:00 AM – 10:15 AM
Big Data is touching every aspect of our lives and the amount of collected data continues to grow rapidly. This session will explore how organizations across multiple industries are capitalizing on the trend. Our cross-industry panel of experts will discuss:

  • New business models to commercialize Big Data
  • New technological innovations in Big Data
  • Collaborations leveraging Big Data
  • The impact of Big Data on licensing
Alex Dickinson
Alex Dickinson

David Ewing Duncan
David Ewing Duncan

Arc Programs
Bryan Spielman
Bryan Spielman
Duane R. Valz
Duane Valz


LES 2015 Annual Meeting Sponsors


2015 Annual Meeting Partners