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Thursday, March 9, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
CLP April Exam Window Extension »
CLP Extends April Testing Window to May 15 Certified Licensing Professionals (CLP) has extended the April testing windo...
Tuesday, February 28, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Announcing the Launch of the LES Iowa Chapter »
LES is pleased to announce the creation of a new chapter:  LES Iowa.  At the LES Board of Directors Meeting on F...
Tuesday, December 13, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Group Profile Message Updates to LES Members »
LES has been experiencing technical difficulties that resulted in members receiving multiple messages notifying you of a m...
Tuesday, November 15, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
LES to Appear at Bayh-Dole Briefing on Capitol Hill »
The Licensing Executives Society (USA and Canada), Inc. (LES) will appear in a Capitol Hill briefing addressing the import...
Saturday, October 22, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
2016 Annual Report Now Available »
We are proud to present the  2016 Annual Report! INSIDE: • President's Report • President-...

LES in the News
Saturday, October 11, 2014
Sunday, October 5, 2014
LES (USA & Canada): fostering economic efficiency through licensing »
Brian O'Shaughnessy of LES (USA & Canada) highlights the increasing importance of intellectual property transfer to ma...
Tuesday, November 19, 2013
Innovation Bill Could Diminish Value of IP, Warns LES Vice President »
Download the pdf version of the article here US legislative action against so-called 'trolling' could have negative co...
Tuesday, November 5, 2013
Patent trolls: a bridge too far? »
Call them what you like, but they do make for good reading. IPPro investigates the accusations and initiatives being level...
Monday, September 23, 2013
Myriad GC pooh-poohs importance of high court IP ruling »
The general counsel of Myriad Genetics Inc. on Monday downplayed the significance of the U.S. Supreme Court’s June ruling...

Press Releases
Thursday, February 15, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Licensing Executives Society Concerned By Further Decline in US Patent System »
RESTON, VA, FEBRUARY 15, 2018 - The Licensing Executives Society (USA and Canada), Inc. (LES) is deeply concerned by rec...
Tuesday, October 24, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
New LES (U.S.A. and Canada) Board of Directors to Begin Term at LES 2017 Annual Meeting in Chicago »
New LES (U.S.A. and Canada) Board of Directors to Begin Term at LES 2017 Annual Meeting in Chicago Chicago, IL. (Oc...
Thursday, October 19, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Licensing Executives Society (U.S.A. and Canada) To Release High Technology Royalty Rate Survey »
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Licensing Executives Society (U.S.A. and Canada) To Release High Technology Royalty...
Monday, October 16, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Distinguished BioPharmaceuticals Mentor to be Recognized at the LES 2017 Annual Meeting in Chicago »
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Distinguished BioPharmaceuticals Mentor to be Recognized at the LES 2017 Annual Meeting in Chica...
Tuesday, October 10, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
13th Annual Deals of Distinction™ Award Winners to be Recognized in Chicago »
13 th  Annual Deals of Distinction™ Award Winners to be Recognized in Chicago LES (U.S.A. and Canada) to honor re...

Public Policy Statements
Tuesday, April 17, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
LES (USA & Canada) Applauds Introduction of STRONGER Patents Act »
April 17, 2018 U.S. Representative Steven E. Stivers 1022 Longworth House Office Building Washington, DC 20515...
Monday, August 28, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Statement on the Nomination of Andrei Iancu as Director, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office »
On Friday, August 25, 2017  Andrei Iancu was nominated as director of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO)...
Wednesday, June 14, 2017
Appointment of Undersecretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property »
June 13, 2017 Wilbur L. Ross, Jr. Secretary of Commerce U.S. Department of Commerce 1401 Constitution Avenue,...
Thursday, August 6, 2015
LES has sent Congress a position letters expressing concern with H.R. 9 (The Innovation Act) »
August 6, 2015 Speaker John A. Boehner H-232 The Capitol Washington, DC 20515 Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi...
Thursday, August 6, 2015
LES has sent Congress position letter expressing concerns with S. 1137 (The PATENT Act) »
August 6, 2015 Senator Mitch McConnell 317 Russell Senate Office Building 2 Constitution Ave NE Washington, D...

Featured Articles
Tuesday, March 13, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
A Patent Licensee’s Infringing Activity Outside a Licensed Field of Use Does Not Breach the License »
A Patent Licensee’s Infringing Activity Outside a Licensed Field of Use Does Not Breach the License Agreement...
Tuesday, March 6, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Failing to Comply with a Standard Setting Organization's Policies May Prevent a Patent Owner from... »
Failing to Comply with a Standard Setting Organization's Policies May Prevent a Patent Owner from Enforcing its Patents...
Monday, February 26, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Employer Lacks Right to Sue for Patent Infringement when Employment Agreement Fails to Assign... »
Employer Lacks Right to Sue for Patent Infringement when Employment Agreement Fails to Assign Employee Inventions By...
Wednesday, February 14, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Disclaiming or Cancelling Patent Claims During an IPR Validity Challenge May Impact Related... »
Disclaiming or Cancelling Patent Claims  During  an  IPR  Validity Challenge May Impact...
Wednesday, February 7, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
The Entire Market Value of a Product May be Used as a Base for Calculating Royalties Without Showing »
The Entire Market Value of a Product May be Used as a Base for Calculating Royalties Without Showing that the Inventive Fe...

LES Viewpoints
Friday, March 16, 2018   (1 Comment - view/add)
What Is Intellectual Capital? »
By Bill Elkington, President & Chair of the Board, LES (U.S.A. and Canada) I used the term "intellectual capital...
Friday, March 16, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
LES Atlanta Chapter—Sponsor of the Annual Georgia IP Think Tank »
The Fourth Annual Georgia IP Think Tank was held at the Georgia State University College of Law. The Think Tank is one of...
Friday, March 16, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
LES Education Offerings »
By Matthew McNeill, LES Education Director As LES is committed to being the premiere professional society for pr...
Friday, March 16, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
LES Standards Initiative Update »
By Bob Held, Held Intellectual Property, LLC & President-Elect LES (U.S.A. and Canada) In July of 2014 approximat...
Friday, March 16, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Licensing CRISPR »
By Ashley J. Stevens, CLP, President of Focus IP Group, LLC At the LES Annual Meeting in Chicago, I led a panel disc...

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