2012 LES Annual Meeting



Did you miss any of the 2012 Annual Meeting sessions or want to rewatch some of your favorites? Now you can access on-demand recordings of the featured sessions and most popular workshops here.

The Intellectual Property, Licensing, and Business Development Event of the Year!

Don’t Miss Your Opportunity to Connect and Collaborate

The LES Annual Meeting is the must-attend IP, licensing, and business development event of the year — featuring 3½ days of high-quality educational sessions, ample networking opportunities and the industry’s leading Tech Fair. Join more than 1,000 of your colleagues for the LES 2012 Annual Meeting, October 14-17 in Toronto.

New LES Podcast Series

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Meeting Sponsors


Connecting & Collaborating: The Convergence of Life Sciences and High Tech

Dr. Eric J. Topol, DirectorScripps Translational Science Institute

A premier cardiologist, genetic researcher, and technologist, Dr. Topol is leading the movement to modernize medical treatment through the latest technology. He has been named the Most Influential Physician Executive in Healthcare by Modern Healthcare, Doctor of the Decade by the Institute for Scientific Information, and a Rock Star of Science by GQ.

Click here to listen to Dr. Topol's talk at TEDMED

The Creative Destruction of Medicine

We will have copies of his book available for purchase and signing following his presentation.

Carving Out Your Commercial Space - Strategies and Trade Offs
 Kathleen Denis
 Richard Razgaitis
Kathleen Denis, Associate VP, Office of Technology Transfer, The Rockefeller University Richard Razgaitis, Senior Advisor, Charles River Associates

Is High Tech Crazy? Are We Experiencing a Patent Bubble?

 Chuck Neuenschwander

Chuck Neuenschwander, Principal, International Patent Licensing Co.


Joe Dillon  Michael Lasinski

Joe Dillon, MBA, CLP, Managing Director, Investor Relations and Business Development, Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) Michael Lasinski, Founder, 284 Partners Dooyong Lee, CEO, Acacia Joff Wild, Editor, IAM Magazine

Benches Unleashed: Judicial Views on Fixing the Systems

 Brian O'Shaughnessy

Brian P. O'Shaughnessy, Shareholder, RatnerPrestia


Honourable Judge Roger Hughes, Federal Court of Canada Honorable Paul Michel, Retired Chief Judge, United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit

The Role of IP in Rebuilding Economies Following the Arab Spring

Alaya Bettaieb, Secretary of State Investment & International Cooperation, Government of Tunisia

How Outcomes of Patent Fights have Changed the Course of History

Maury Klein, Professor Emeritus of History, University of Rhode Island