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CLP Exam Review at LES Spring Meeting

CLP Exam Review One Day Course, Washington, DC

When: Friday, May 12, 2017
8:00 am - 5:30 pm
Where: Willard InterContinental Hotel
1401 Pennsylvania Ave. NW
Washington, District of Columbia  20004
United States
Contact: 703-234-4058

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CLP April Exam Window Extension

This one-day review course helps professionals prepare for the CLP exam. Taught by experienced CLP-certified LES members, the emphasis of the course is on the eight CLP domains, the practice exam questions, and the participants' results. The one-day review also includes access to our Virtual Knowledge Community, providing another opportunity for participants to review the domains and to ask questions of the LES experts. Of those who have taken this review course and the exam, 80% passed. Earning the CLP credentials establishes credibility among your colleagues, shows that you understand and utilize the latest industry practices, recognizes your experience and qualifications, and demonstrates your commitment to professional development.

The Certified Licensing Professional (CLP) program was launched in 2008 by a separately incorporated entity, Certified Licensing Professionals, Inc. (CLP Inc.). The CLP credential is a professional designation intended to distinguish those who have demonstrated experience, proficiency, knowledge, and understanding of licensing and commercialization of intellectual property through involvement in patenting, marketing, negotiation, legal, and intellectual asset management. The program was developed as an initiative of the Licensing Executives Society (USA and Canada) and there are currently more than 800 practicing CLP designees worldwide. (Source: http://www.licensingcertification.org/what-is-clp/

Who Should Attend
This course is designed for professionals involved in patenting, marketing, valuation, IP law, negotiation, and intellectual asset management.

It is strongly recommended that course attendees take IP & Licensing Basics: A One-Day Review and Masters Class: Principles and Practices course and register for the CLP exam prior to taking this course.

The Eligibility Requirements for the CLP Exam can be found on line in the Certified Licensing Professional Candidate Handbook and Study Guidelines and exam details.

Why You Should Attend
Earning the CLP credentials establishes credibility among your colleagues, shows you understand and utilize the latest industry practices, recognizes your experience and qualifications, and demonstrates your commitment to professional development. Take the next step in your career and earn the CLP credential!

Course Details
The course is divided into the following eight domains:



Domain 1


Domain 2

Intellectual Property Protection

Domain 3

Opportunity Assessment and Development

Domain 4


Domain 5


Domain 6

Agreement Development and Drafting

Domain 7


Domain 8

Agreement Management


LES Members and Non-Members: $995.00 (USD)

Spring Meeting Attendees: $695.00 (USD)


Willard InterContinental
1401 Pennsylvania Ave NW
Washington, DC 20004

Go to the LES customized web-link to the Willard InterContinental Reservations webpage

To get to the LES Reservation page, click on the “BOOK NOW” link in the upper right hand corner of the screen. Plug in the contracted dates of May 7-14, 2017, and the Group Code will appear to make your reservation.

Deluxe Room - $399/per night (online access)

UPGRADE RATES: (call in)
Premier Room - $449/per night
Willard Room - $499/per night
Executive Suite - $699/per night

For more information, visithttp://www.lesusacanada.org/mpage/sp17hotel2


Bob Held, CLP
Held Intellectual Property, LLC

Bob Held has been active in LES (USA & Canada) since 1998 having served in the following roles: Chair of the Aerospace and Transportation Subcommittee of the High Tech Sector (HTS) 2006-2007; Co-Chair and co-author of the HTS Royalty Rate and Deal Terms Surveys for 2011 and 2014; Secretary of the HTS 2011-2012; Vice-Chair of the HTS 2012-2013; Chair of the HTS 2013-2014; Workshop Chair for the 2012 HTS Winter Meeting; Program Chair for the 2012 LES Annual Meeting, Program Chair for the 2013 LES Annual Meeting, and LES Trustee for Content Creation, Capture and Delivery on the LES Board of Trustees 2012-2014. Currently Bob holds the position of Vice President of Education on the LES Board of Trustees. In addition, Bob has organized and presented workshops and mini-plenary sessions on a variety of IP topics, and is a frequent LES faculty member.

Bob is the President of Held Intellectual Property, LLC, and recently worked for TeleCommunication Systems, Inc. (TCS) in Annapolis, Maryland as the Vice President, Intellectual Asset Management, responsible for the strategic management and monetization of TCS’s IP portfolio. All assets of TCS were acquired in February 2016.  Immediately prior to joining TCS, Bob worked for Northrop Grumman Corporation, Electronic Systems Sector from 2003-2011 as the Director of the Intellectual Property & Strategic Technology Agreements business unit; and from 1998-2003 he worked at the IP firm British Technology Group (BTG) International.

Bob has been a Certified Licensing Professional (CLP) since 2008 and was named to the “IAM Strategy 300 - The World’s Leading IP Strategists” in 2015 and 2016.  Bob received his Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering degree from Villanova University and his MBA from Drexel University’s LeBow College of Business.

Krista Holt, CLP
GreatBridge Consulting

Krista F. Holt is the President and CEO of GreatBridge Consulting, Inc.  She testifies at trial in patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright, false advertising, antitrust, and breach of contract cases on analyses of lost profits, price erosion, domestic industry, determination of reasonable royalties, accounting of defendant’s profits, intellectual property valuations, marketing, and patent and trademark surveys.  Ms. Holt provides testimony on economic, valuation, marketing, survey and licensing matters in intellectual property disputes before federal and state courts, the Court of Federal Claims and the International Trade Commission, as well as in mediation and arbitration matters. 

Ms. Holt draws on her experience in patent litigation, surveys, valuations and licensing negotiations which enhance the quality and credibility of her forensic analyses.  She has provided services including expert testimony, surveys, valuation and consulting in over one hundred and seventy-five intellectual property cases.  Ms. Holt holds an MBA from the University of Louisville and a BA from Wake Forest University.

Matthew McNeill
Rite-Hite Holding Corporation

Matthew McNeill is Chief Innovation Officer, VP of IP, Technology & Strategic Alliances at RiteHite. Matthew has overall responsibility for Innovation and Intellectual Property, including the licensing function, which has historically concentrated on in-licensing. He is also concentrated on business development through seeking and acquiring technology for the company. This can range from strategic supply agreements, to joint development, to IP licensing, to joint ventures to IP or corporate acquisition. He has also led business development efforts in emerging technology space in which “ultra-patentes” (beyond patent) strategies had to be employed to secure sustainable competitive advantage.  Matthew has an undergraduate degree in Physics (Texas A&M) and a law degree (Boston College).



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