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LES University - South

Take your career to the next level with LES University – hands-on, interactive, and cutting- edge education programs taught by distinguished professionals.


March 20-23, 2018



711 Louisiana Street
Suite 2300
Houston, Texas 77002-2770



TBA - Watch this space for updates!



Legal Issues in Patenting, Due Diligence, and Licensing 251
Intellectual Asset Strategy 252
Valuation 253
Ethics 254
Negotiation 255



Choose from the following courses designed to fit your interests and skill level. Please review the course descriptions. 

  • Business Development in IP Licensing (for executives actively engaged in licensing transactions/deals)
    March 20, 2018 | 1:00 pm - 5:15 pm
    March 21, 2018 | 8:00 am - 5:15 pm (followed by reception)
    March 22, 2018 | 8:00 am - 5:15 pm (followed by reception)
    March 23, 2018 | 8:00 am - 1:00 pm


  Matthew McNeill is Chief Innovation Officer, VP of IP, Technology & Strategic Alliances at RiteHite. Matthew has overall responsibility for Innovation and Intellectual Property, including the licensing function, which has historically concentrated on in-licensing. He is also concentrated on business development through seeking and acquiring technology for the company. This can range from strategic supply agreements, to joint development, to IP licensing, to joint ventures to IP or corporate acquisition.He has also led business development efforts in emerging technology space in which “ultra-patentes” (beyond patent) strategies had to be employed to secure sustainable competitive advantage. Matthew has an undergraduate degree in Physics (Texas A&M) and a law degree (Boston College). 
  Paul A. Stewart is the Managing Director of PASCO Ventures LLC, a firm that he founded to help a select group of clients in the USA – and around the world – with deal strategy, negotiations and completion. Stewart has done deals on all continents except Antarctica; he has been in 32 countries outside the USA and in 51 of the 52 U.S. states and territories. There are over a dozen publicly-disclosed in-development or marketed human pharmaceuticals, medical devices and animal health products that exist today as a result of deals Stewart has done; that does not count a number of still-undisclosed new products that will be launched over the next few years. Stewart received a Bachelor of Science degree in agricultural business management in 1976 from Purdue University, and a master of business administration degree from Harvard University School of Business in 1987. Stewart and his wife Susan reside in Indianapolis, Indiana; they are the parents of two grown sons.


Business Development in IP Licensing
Monday Afternoon-Thursday Lunchtime
March 20-23

  Member  Non Member 
Early  $1,195.00  $1,495.00 
Regular  $1,295,00  $1,595.00 


LES (USA & Canada), Inc. extends refunds for meeting and education program cancellations received up to 14 days before the program begins. A $100 cancellation fee will apply. Refunds are not available for cancellations received less than 14 days before an event.