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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
Wednesday, May 10, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
LES Nominates Mr. Robert Held, President-Elect, 2018 »
The Licensing Executives Society (U.S.A. and Canada), Inc. Nominates Mr. Robert Held, President-Elect, 2018 Wednesday...
Friday, May 5, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
LES 2017 Spring Meeting »
Intellectual Property Business Executives to Gather in Washington, D.C. Next Week for the LES 2017 Spring Meeting...
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...

Public Policy Statements
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...
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...

Featured Articles
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Recent U.S. Decisions Affecting Licensing »
Court Excludes Opinion of Damages Expert on Reasonable Royalties for Failing to Account for Technological and Economic Dif...
Tuesday, June 13, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Recent U.S. Decisions Affecting Licensing »
Arbitration Clause Does Not Apply to Alleged Infringing Acts Performed After Termination of Agreement  ...
Tuesday, June 6, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Recent U.S. Decisions Affecting Licensing »
Contractual Restrictions in a License Agreement Do Not Prevent Authorized Sales from Exhausting Domestic and International...
Tuesday, May 30, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Recent U.S. Decisions Affecting Licensing »
Supreme Court Restricts Where Patent Owners May  Sue for Patent Infringement   By&nb...
Tuesday, May 23, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Recent U.S. Decisions Affecting Licensing »
Licensing  Patent s   to Competitors  Could  Weigh Against  Granting...

LES Viewpoints
Tuesday, May 23, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
2016 Global Life Sciences Royalty Rates and Deal Terms Survey Report »
Results Offer Exclusive Insights On Deals In The Life Sciences Valuable benchmarks for royalty rates and deal terms a...
Tuesday, May 23, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
LES 2017 Spring Meeting: »
Washington Attendees Debate IP Policy In Legal, Life Sciences And Automotive Sectors By Carla J. Blackman Washi...
Tuesday, May 23, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
LES Celebrates World IP Day in April! »
LES Chapters held events throughout April to recognize and celebrate World IP Day with colleagues. Events ranged from pa...
Tuesday, May 23, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Women in Licensing 2017 Survey Executive Summary and Results »
By Soody Tronson, Women in Licensing Committee Chair Nearly 45 enthusiastic attendees came together the 2016 An...
Tuesday, May 23, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
A Look at the Certified Licensing Professional (CLP) Community »
By Cynthia Allen The Certified Licensing Professional (CLP) program is a professional designation intended to dist...