Dear Friends,

Join us at the LES Annual Meeting to celebrate Better Living Through Intellectual Property, Laissez Les Bons Temps Rouler in New Orleans, Louisiana, October 20-23, 2024, at the New Orleans Marriott! The “Big Easy” is an excellent location for connecting with our worldwide IP and business professionals from operating companies, industry, academia, government, law firms, and other professional organizations. We invite you to attend the distinguished keynote and plenary sessions, over 30 panel sessions, and more than 15 roundtable discussions. We anticipate 500+ attendees from all over the world.

In addition, the world-renowned annual New Orleans Halloween Parade takes place on Saturday night, October 19! The parade is a fun-filled event of floats and cheer that will pass right by our Marriott hotel.

We are planning a program that will enable our over 500+ meeting attendees to expand their knowledge and share experiences on issues confronting dealmaking and licensing professionals now and in the future.  The meeting will be filled with networking and global dealmaking opportunities, exceptional programming, and professional development courses taught by licensing experts.

Whether you are a CEO, CTO, Business Development, IP Attorney, Patent Agent, or Tech Transfer professional, our program offers something for everyone. Sessions include Cutting Edge AI issues, Life Sciences IP ownership and spinouts, ITC exclusion orders—what it means for your business, Data Use in Complex SEP Licensing, New Bayh-Dole Legislative action and ramifications, using Big Data to improve R&D, Negotiating the Deal, Top Licensing Mistakes, Branding to Increase Value, Emerging Leaders program, Career Advice for Licensing Professionals, Partnerships Across Industries, Trends in Brand Valuation, Litigation Finance, Recent Legal and Legislative Updates across the U.S. and Europe, and more.

Check out the agenda highlights:

Saturday, October 19, 2024

  • Education Courses: Strengthening Your License Course or CLP Exam Review, Part 1

Sunday, October 20, 2024

  • Education Courses: Negotiation Skills Course or CLP Exam Review, Part 2
  • Industry Leaders Forum, Emerging Leaders panel sessions, IP Owners Reception, New Members Reception, Welcome Reception, and Young Member’s Congress After-Party

Monday, October 21, 2024

  • Opening Keynote, Alaina van Horn, Chief of the Intellectual Property Enforcement (IPE) Branch of U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Business Lunch and Deals of Distinction Awards, Fireside Chat, Panel Discussions, Roundtable Discussions, Exhibits, Networking, Gala Reception at the Sazerac House

Tuesday, October 22, 2024

  • Belonging in Licensing Breakfast, Plenary Session, Sector Lunch Meetings, Panel Discussions, Top 10 Legal Decisions Affecting Licensing, Exhibits, Networking, Closing Reception with Jazz Band

Wednesday, October 23, 2024

  • Education – Foundations in IP Valuation

We look forward to seeing you in NOLA!  Please don’t hesitate to contact [email protected]  if you have any questions or need further information.

Best regards,

Bob Held, CLP                                                     Arpi Siyahian, Ph.D
Co-Chair LES 2024 Annual Meeting              Co-Chair LES 2024 Annual Meeting

Bob Held, CLP
Co-Chair LES 2024 Annual Meeting

Arpi Siyahian, Ph.D
Co-Chair LES 2024 Annual Meeting

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