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  • Having the Certified Licensing Professional (CLP) credential in intellectual property licensing and commercialization is a valuable career . . . asset. A CLP designation: Signifies your experience and qualifications to your clients, colleagues and potential employers; Shows that you understand and use the latest industry practices; and Demonstrates that you take your licensing career seriously. The CLP Exam has been modified and reformatted. Are you planning on taking the CLP Exam this year? If so, prepare yourself with help from LES experts! LES is the leading association for intellectual capital management, technology, and business development professionals to achieve professional and personal success. Over 90% of those who take the LES CLP Exam Review Course pass the CLP exam! During the course, our expert CLP-certified instructors will review and discuss: Principles and concepts from each of the reconfigured five established domains tested on the CLP Exam; and Sample questions from the approved CLP Sample Exam. After the course, you will have access to your CLP course instructors, where you can get answers to your specific questions from these LES experts. Instructor Chair: Paul A. Stewart (Founder and Managing Director of PASCO Ventures LLC) Instructors: Matthew C. McNeil (Vice-President, Intellectual Property of Rite-Hite Holding Corporation); Michele Riley (Managing Director at Stout Risius Ross)