Dear Friends,

Mihaela D. Bojin, PhD, CLPI am excited to welcome you to the LES Annual Meeting in Chicago, October 15-18, 2023, at the trendy Chicago Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile! Under the theme of “Winds of Change: Dealmaking Trends in the Evolving Innovation Economy,” the meeting will be filled with networking and global dealmaking opportunities, exceptional programming, and various professional development courses.

The Windy City is a great location for our versatile, international community looking to connect with IP and business professionals from industry, academia, government, law firms, and other service providers. We invite you to attend distinguished keynote and plenary sessions, over 30 panels, and more than 16 roundtable discussions. We anticipate 500+ attendees from all over the world.

Our program offers something for everyone, including sessions on negotiations and term sheets, top licensing mistakes, or career advice for those starting in their licensing career, to more advanced topics at the frontier of artificial intelligence, IP in space, biotech deals, partnerships across industries, trends in brand valuation, litigation finance, startup funding, recent legal and legislative updates from the U.S. and Europe,  the role of standards in managing intellectual capital, and more.

Check out the agenda highlights:

Saturday, October 14, 2023, 9am-4pm

  • Education Course – Mechanics of a License

Sunday, October 15, 2023

  • Education Courses: Due Diligence & IP Valuation in Early-Stage Technology, Industry Leaders Forum, IP Owners, New Members Reception and Welcome Reception

Monday, October 16, 2023

  • Opening Keynote, Lunch and Deals of Distinction Awards, Fireside Chat, Panel Discussions, Roundtables, Exhibits, Networking, Gala Dinner

Tuesday, October 17, 2023

  • Diversity Breakfast, Plenary Session, Sector Meetings and Lunches, Panel Discussions, Top 10 Decisions, Exhibits, Networking, Closing Reception

Wednesday, October 18, 2023

  • Education – CLP Exam Review

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

Best regards,

Mihaela D. Bojin, PhD, CLP
LES 2023 Annual Meeting Chair

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