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Zoom remote participation in LES Seattle Event: An Overview of Licensing Executive Society Standards

When: Tuesday, December 12, 2017
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Where: Webinar
United States
Contact: Tandi Collisson

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LES Seattle Chapter presents:

An Overview of Licensing Executive Society Standards (Zoom portion)


The presentation will cover LES Standards: a Basic Description, Purpose, Importance, Examples, and How to get involved. Additional topics for discussion during and following the presentation include:

  • Examples where a lack of standards led to poor deals being done.
  • What changes do we expect to see in the behaviors/negotiation tactics of licensing professionals (faster or better deals, fewer “divorces” of licensor and licensee).
  •  Ways LES anticipates addressing instances of gross non-compliance with the standards.
  •  Whether or not there will be a relationship between the standards and earning the CLE credential.
  •  Whether or not there should be different standards for different industries.
  •  How to mentor newcomer licensing professionals to live up to the standards. 


William Elkington
President & Board Chair, Licensing Executives Society (USA & Canada)
Senior Director, IP Management, Rockwell Collins
At Rockwell Collins, Bill Elkington has provided leadership in multiple dimensions of IP management for the past 12 years including:
• The application of IP protection, valuation, business relationship, and transaction strategy to business strategy;
• Enterprise policy, procedure, training, tools, and change management strategies to protect IP and to enhance value extraction in business relationships; and
• The development and application of metrics and standards to the areas of IP protection and IP transactions.

Rockwell Collins is an aviation and high-integrity solutions company that supplies its commercial products and services to military customers world-wide.

Mr. Elkington has served on the LES (USA & Canada) Board of Trustees as the Public Policy/Regional VP, USA and is Co-chair of the LES Standards initiative, whose purpose is to develop standards for the field of IP management.

He also is a member of the Aerospace Industries Association, Intellectual Property Committee, where he works on education and policy issues with colleagues from other aerospace companies, specifically regarding software and data rights in Department of Defense contracting.

Mr. Elkington is regarded as a thought leader in the field of IP management, having written many articles for IAM Magazine and having been the subject of several round-table interview articles written by others for IAM. He is also a member of the IAM Strategy 300, an elite global group of IP strategists.

Prior to joining Rockwell Collins, Mr. Elkington was co-founder and VP of Program Management at MeshNetworks, a wireless startup company established to commercialize ITT's novel communications technology. MeshNetworks was sold to Motorola in 2004. Prior to joining MeshNetworks, he held positions in IP management, technology marketing, strategic and operations planning, and program management in ITT's Aerospace/Communications Division (A/CD) and General Electric R&D organizations.
Tuesday, December 12, 2017  
2:30 - 4:00 pm Eastern   
1:30 - 3:00 pm Central
12:30 - 2:00 pm Mountain
11:30 am - 1:00 pm Pacific

Free (Zoom participation only)

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