LES commends the work of Undersecretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property Andre Iancu, Undersecretary of Commerce for Standards and Technology Walter Copan, and Assistant Attorney General Makan Delrahim, on the joint Policy Statement of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), and the U.S. Justice Department regarding the remedies available to owners of standard-essential patents (SEPs) where the patent holder has agreed to license its patents on fair, reasonable, and non-discriminatory (F/RAND) terms.  Read More

Join us October 18-20, 2020, in Philadelphia for the 2020 LES Annual Meeting, Protecting and Commercializing Future Technologies — The Future is Now! With workshops, panels, peer-to-peer discussions, and networking aimed for attendees at all experience levels, the program is dedicated to protecting and commercializing technologies that were once the future and that are now omnipresent.

LES commends Senator Coons, Representative Stivers and other co-sponsors for reintroducing the bipartisan STRONGER Patents Act of 2019 in the Senate and the House of Representatives.  We commend these members of Congress for their leadership, and for their collaborative spirit in securing co-sponsors from both sides of the aisle in both houses of Congress. Read more

The LES High Tech Sector Royalty Rates & Deal Terms Survey provides access to rare industry-specific data on sector IP licensing royalty rates and deal terms not available from other sources. Read the full announcement here. Get the report here.

LES sent a letter to Undersecretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office Andre Iancu supporting the USPTO's 2019 Revised Subject Matter Eligibility Guidance. Learn more…

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POSTPONED - Houston Chapter: Licensor and Licensee Patent Marking Duties ...

LES Webinar: Top 10 Court Decisions of 2019 Affecting Licensing

4/15/2020 » 4/17/2020
IP Valuation - Offered via Video Conferencing - 3 day event

4/23/2020 » 4/24/2020
Strategic Licensing for Business Development - Offered Via Video Conference


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