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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-...
Friday, September 23, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
LES Chapter Event: Integrating Intellectual Property and Licensing Strategy »
Integrating Intellectual Property and Licensing Strategy Dean Woodward, Assistant General Counsel for IP and Licensing...
Monday, August 15, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Participate in the LES/LESI Royalty Rate Deal Terms Survey »
Participate in the LES/LESI Royalty Rate Deal Terms Survey By Jianbo Hu, Ph.D, IP and Licensing Manager, Office f...

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
Tuesday, January 31, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
LES (U.S.A. and Canada), Inc. Files Amicus Brief in Impression Products, Inc. v. Lexmark Intl, Inc. »
WASHINGTON, January 31, 2017  -  On Tuesday, January 24, 2017, the Licensing Executives Society (USA & C...
Tuesday, January 17, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
LES (U.S.A. and Canada) Urges Trump Administration to Revive Intellectual Property Protection »
WASHINGTON, January 17, 2017 - On January 13, 2017 in a letter to the incoming Trump Administration, The Licensing Execut...
Monday, January 9, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
LES (U.S.A. & Canada), Inc. Signs Alliance Agreement with AutoHarvest Foundation »
RESTON, VA, January 9, 2017-  The Licensing Executives Society, USA & Canada (LES) is proud to announce that it...
Wednesday, December 21, 2016   (1 Comment - view/add)
LES (U.S.A. & Canada) hires CEO, Kimberly S. Chotkowski »
Licensing Executives Society (U.S.A. & Canada), Inc. hires CEO, Kimberly S. Chotkowski, Esq., MBA, CLP RESTON, VA, D...
Wednesday, October 26, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
RatnerPrestia Shareholder Brian P. O’Shaughnessy Elected President of LES (USA & Canada) »
VANCOUVER, October 26, 2016 – RatnerPrestia Shareholder Brian P. O’Shaughnessy has been elected President and Chairman of...

Public Policy Statements
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...
Monday, June 22, 2015
LES (USA & Canada) Files Amicus Brief on Patent Exhaustion Doctrine »
The Licensing Executives Society of USA and Canada (LES) Responds to Request to File Amicus Brief in Lexmark Internation...
Friday, May 30, 2014
Proposed Reform Aimed at Patent Trolls Tabled for Now »
LES (USA & Canada) Public Policy Update After passage of a House bill aimed at curbing abusive patent litigation t...
Tuesday, January 7, 2014
Federal Circuit Takes a Swipe at Baseless Patent Litigation »
Easing Burden for Recovering Fees Shows Court's Willingness to Address Litigation Abuse By Brian O'Shaughnessy Th...

Featured Articles
Tuesday, February 14, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Recent U.S. Decisions Affecting Licensing »
Inequitable Conduct Results from Trying to Revive a Lapsed Patent without Investigating if it was Intentionally Abandoned...
Tuesday, February 7, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Make an Impact for IP! »
Make an Impact for IP! By Mark Andrew Smith, VP Competition Mentorship, LES Foundation Principal, Mark Andrew Smit...
Tuesday, February 7, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Recent U.S. Decisions Affecting Licensing »
Federal Trade Commission Sues Qualcomm for Anticompetitive Licensing Practices in Cell Phone Semiconductor Market By Jo...
Tuesday, January 31, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Recent U.S. Decisions Affecting Licensing »
PTO Invalidity Decisions Cannot Be Appealed As a Matter of Right:  Unsubstantiated Allegations of Injury to Licensing...
Tuesday, January 17, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Recent U.S. Decisions Affecting Licensing »
Willful Infringer is Not Entitled to a Reasonable Profit From Future Infringing Sales--Ongoing Royalty Rate May Substantia...