The IP100 Executive Forum
LES (USA & Canada) IP100 Executive Forum
February 8-10, 2010
The Arizona Biltmore in Phoenix
Facilitating Peer-to-Peer Discussion & Networking
The Licensing Executives Society (U.S.A. & Canada) hosted a groundbreaking event that, for the first time, assembled Intellectual Property thought leaders from leading companies and universities to focus on strategic issues related to IP business.
The LES (USA & Canada) IP100 Executive Forum ("The IP100") was a unique and exclusive gathering of senior executives charged with the IP decision-making responsibilities within their organizations. Speakers and attendees represented experienced, management-level professionals from various types of organizations of all sizes and industries.
The IP100 program focused on the following three key topics consistent with the LES (USA & Canada) year-round meetings theme "Deals, deals and more deals:"
- Game-Changing IP Strategy and Organizational Alignment That Lead to the Right Deal Pipeline
- Best Practices in Deal Structure and Valuation in IP Acquisitions, Technology Out-Licensing, IP Sales and Joint Development Deals
- Business Defense Strategies to Deal with Patent Assertions, NPEs and Potential or Real Litigation (Settlement Deals)
Each of these topics was explored in detail in a one-hour panel discussion followed by one-hour small, facilitated group discussions, where the focus was on peer-to-peer interactions, thought-provoking engagement and valuable take-aways to implement and integrate immediately into your organization. Following the meeting, a summary of findings was developed for each topic and distributed exclusively to members of The IP100.
Program development was guided by the new LES (USA & Canada) 2010 Advisory Board, who generously provided input based on first-hand experience of what issues are of concern and relevance to the IP community.
If you have questions about the Executive Forum, contact LES USA and Canada at
1-800-816-6795 and/or TheIP100@les.org.