Who We Are

For over 50 years, LES has been the leading association for intellectual property, technology, and business development professionals. The group brings IP and licensing groups together to network, collaborate and discuss some of the most critical issues facing the industry today and tomorrow.  Whether you are new to licensing or an experienced licensing executive, LES is here to help you achieve your professional and personal success. 

The LES community drives strategy, transactions, and deals involving intellectual property, business and law, to fuel the evolving innovation economy. Exclusive deal term data, resources and expert insights help you advance your business strategies and leverage your organization’s intellectual property. Make LES your professional home.

Learning. Excellence. Sharing.


LES’ vision is to advance the business of intellectual property to fuel the evolving innovation economy. 

LES’ mission is to empower its community to drive strategy, transactions, and deals involving intellectual property business and law.


LESI: The Global Face of LES

LES is a member society of the Licensing Executives Society International, Inc. (LESI), which has 32 sister societies representing the largest global network of licensing professionals.  LESI functions as a non-profit professional organization that broadly support LES Societies in their efforts and provides LES members from the US and Canada with the vast resources of the global LESI member network.


Governing Documents