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LES hosts monthly webinars as part of its ongoing Webinar Wednesday series, as well as hot topic webinars that are periodically scheduled to cover breaking developments such as patent reform, important case updates, and other major industry news. Webinar Wednesday is held on the second Wednesday of each month at 1:00 p.m. Eastern Time (EST), and are also available anytime on-demand. Join intellectual property (IP) and licensing experts as they share their knowledge and experience regarding today’s most relevant licensing trends and challenges from transnational issues to ethics to valuation.

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*FREE for LES members: All webinars, a $1,500 value, are FREE for LES members. Register today!

Upcoming Webinar - September 14, 2016

Partnership Techniques: The Role of Licensing Within the Tech Transfer Process

Date: Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Time: 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm Eastern Time | 1 hour, 30 minutes


Companies continue to concentrate their wealth in the form of intellectual property. Extracting the most value from these assets has led to a proliferation in assertive licensing strategies, and in turn, negative sentiment about licensing. But licensing can also be a boon to companies, solving problems with technologies from unexpected quarters and allowing partners to fill gaps in their competencies. Likewise, know-how and patent IP can create competitive advantage for licensees outside the competitors of the inventing company if you can figure out who else has that problem to solve, at a price that makes sense for their business.

How can you see bridges where others saw holes? 

Attendees will learn how to: 

  • Scout strategic partners for licensing technology
  • Quantify strengths and weaknesses of prospective licensees
  • Evaluate partners using a balanced scorecard.

Featured Speakers: 

Esmaeil Khaksari, Product Manager, Search & Analytics, CPA Global
Esmaeil is the Product Manager for IP Search & Analytics at CPA Global and Innography. He has two decades of experience in data extraction, manipulation, and visualization. He has launched over 12 new service offerings since 2014, including Patent Market Tracker. Esmaeil has published over 25 articles & whitepapers in Intellectual Property analytics, including patent analysis techniques and commentary on patent markets. He regularly speaks at industry conferences, on-site events, and webinars. Esmaeil holds an M.B.A. and B.S. in Computer Science.

Monty Wright, VP, IP Assets, GE Ventures Licensing, GE Ventures - Licensing
Dr. John (Monty) Wright is VP, IP Assets, in General Electric’s Patent Licensing group within GE Ventures–Licensing business. In that role, he is responsible for the inception of new patent licensing programs, patent valuation and analytic support of assertion, technology transfer, and acquisition opportunities. The IP Assets team feeds patent intelligence organized by portfolios and target value chains into the early phases of the Patent Licensing Program Development Process, then supports those nascent programs as they mature in the hands of teams developing technical mapping and ultimately to legal teams for assertion program execution. Patent Licensing is recognized in GE as resource for advanced patent analytics and tools, especially as they relate to managing very large portfolios.

Prior to joining GE, Monty was the founding Manager of the Eastman Kodak Intellectual Property Strategy Office and then private practice as an IP consultant to Fortune 500 companies. Prior to his IAM assignment at Kodak, Monty held a variety of R&D and management roles, including managing research programs for the consumer imaging business. He has command and staff experience in the U.S. Army at echelons from company to corps. Monty is a Certified Licensing Professional™; he holds a MS in Information Systems Management from USC and has a PhD in Computational Chemistry from the University of Wisconsin.

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Who Should Attend

The webinars are designed for all IP and licensing professionals at any level of experience, including corporate IP and licensing professionals, technology transfer professionals, non-IP attorneys, and business development professionals.

Why You Should Attend

LES webinars are a convenient and affordable way to stay up-to-date with current trends and challenges, gain core knowledge on IP and licensing topics, and supplement your learning in new areas. With our live webinars and growing library of on-demand webinars, you can log-in and learn from leading industry experts anywhere, anytime.

Course Details

Each webinar is 60 or 90 minutes and addresses a unique topic presented by different industry experts. Sample topics include patent reform, trademark licensing, royalty auditing, patent sales agreements, antitrust issues, and patent licensing conflicts.

Course Fees

The Webinar Wednesday series is FREE to LES members! These webinars, delivered right to your desk, expand your knowledge and exposure to today’s hot topics. You’ll also be able to earn CLE and CLP credits, depending on the topic.