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LESI YMC is proud to announce that the 3rd Pan-American LESI YMC Event will be held in Los Angeles, USA, in June 2017.

When: Friday, June 16, 2017
Where: USC Stevens Center for Innovation
1150 South Olive Street
Los Angeles, California  90015
United States

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3rd Pan-American LESI YMC Event


“Big Data to Smart Data: Use It or Lose It”
Hear from Experts – Learn & Network – Lunch & Reception

Hosted by the University of Southern California's USC Stevens Center for Innovation
in Downtown Los Angeles, California – June 16, 2017

The 2017 Licensing Executives Society International (LESI) Young Members Congress (YMC) event will bring together many rising stars in the IP licensing world. This year’s event will be held in Los Angeles, CA, in the heart of downtown LA.  Hosted by the University of Southern California’s USC Stevens Center for Innovation, come join fellow young IP professionals for expert panels, a virtual reality demonstration, and networking opportunities throughout the day and into the evening. The event is free with registration and open to all.
LESI (www.lesi.org) is an association of 32 national and regional member societies, who have a shared interest in the transfer of technology, licensing of IP rights, technical know-how, patented inventions, copyright and trademarks. The association is strictly non-political.  Traditionally business-oriented, LESI counts among its 11,500+ members management representatives from large multinationals to small start-ups located all over the globe. However, today LESI is more than that. It boasts a membership diverse enough to include scientists, engineers, academicians, governmental officials, lawyers, patent and trademark attorneys and consultants. LESI's Young Members Congress is comprised of members from national and regional LESI Member Societies, generally in the 30 to 40 age range, and aims at providing specific educational and networking opportunities to increase engagement with this subset of rising stars in the IP space. 

In June, the weather is warm and sunny, averaging 75 °F (24°C).
Downtown Los Angeles is a 45 minute drive from LAX airport, a 2 hour drive from San Diego, a 5 hour drive from San Jose, and a 6 hour drive from San Francisco.

About our location:
  This year’s Young Members Congress event on June 16, 2017 from 9 am - 5:30 pm U.S. Pacific TIme will be held in Downtown Los Angeles at 1150 South Olive Street, Los Angeles, California in the 30th floor Penthouse of the USC City Center (formerly the AT&T Center), one of Los Angeles’ tallest high rise buildings. Surrounded by floor-to-ceiling windows and featuring a dramatic glass-enclosed outdoor skydeck, the unique space offers sweeping panoramic views of Los Angeles from the Pacific Ocean to Hollywood.

This year’s venue is made possible by our event host, the USC Stevens Center for Innovation. The USC Stevens Center for Innovation is the technology transfer office for the University of Southern California (USC) and facilitates the transfer of research, enabling inventors and companies to benefit society through products that develop from university innovations.

For photos inside this state-of-the-art venue, visit: http://southparkcenter.com/events/?event=penthouse
 USC Photo by Gus Ruelas.  

 Registration for the YMC is FREE.

Certified Licensing Professional (CLP) Review Course
Offered on Thursday, June 15, 2017 in the Board Room of the USC City Center from 8:00am - 5:00pm 
Registration for LES Members and Nonmembers: $995.00 (USD)
Breakfast, lunch and coffee/snacks are included in registration.

CLP Exam Review registration only.

YMC Event Agenda:

 8:00 AM
 Registration and Breakfast

9:00 AM

WELCOME by Meeting Chair, Shayne Phillips

9:15 AM

OPENING REMARKS: Brian O’Shaughnessy, Chairman of the Board of LES (USA & Canada)

9:30 AM

Panel: Cyber Security: Intersection of issues around data security, trade secrets, regulatory frameworks, and consumer privacy.

Natalie Raffoul, Partner, Clancy P.C. + Brion Raffoul

Thomas Schachl, Partner, Wallinger Ricker Schlotter Tostmann
Walter Kawula, Partner, Hahn Loeser

Gregory Ness, VP of Marketing, Vidder

10:45 AM


11:00 AM

Panel: Standard Essential Patents/FRAND

Tilman Müller-Stoy, Partner, Bardehle Pagenberg Partnerschaft mbB

Sarah Guichard, Senior Counsel, GE Ventures
Mike Pellegrino, President, Pellegrino and Associates
Sherry Rollo, Partner, Hahn Loeser
Tom Gaunt, Partner, Ablett & Stebbing

12:15 PM


1:30 PM

Panel: Big Data Analytics: Emerging Technologies and Business Models for an Intelligent Future

Vincent Bergeron, Partner, Robic LLP

Douglas Graham, CEO, Ideation Inc.
Jennifer Bailey, Partner, Erise IP
Hector Chagoya, Partner, Becerril, Coca & Becerril
Mahdi Amri, Partner, Deloitte

2:30 PM


3:00 PM

Panel: Digital Healthcare

Lawrence Lau, Associate Director, Corporate Collaborations, Physical and Information Sciences, USC Stevens Center for Innovation

Jill H. Gordon, Partner, Co-chair of Life Sciences Practice, Nixon Peabody LLP
Walter Greenleaf, Ph.D., Chief Science Officer, Pear Therapeutics, Inc.
Skip Rizzo, Director for Medical Virtual Reality; Institute for Creative Technologies, The University of Southern California
Michelle Longmire, MD, Founder, Medable

4:00 PM

Hands-on Demo: Virtual Reality in Healthcare

Virtual Reality Demonstration

5:00 PM


6:00 PM

Location to be announced at the event

 Hotels in downtown Los Angeles

Please see below for a list of recommended hotels near our CLP and YMC events at 1150 South Olive Street, Los Angeles, CA 90015, USA. Note that the below listing does not guarantee availability and that many rooms are sold out for the night of Wednesday, June 14, 2017 due to another conference.

All room reservations are first come, first serve. We strongly recommend booking early for the best rates and availability, since prices fluctuate based on room availability.

JW Marriott at LA LIVE
900 West Olympic Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90015, USA

DoubleTree by Hilton Los Angeles Downtown
120 S. Los Angeles Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012, USA

Westin Bonaventure Hotel & Suites
404 S. Figueroa Street, Los Angeles, CA 90071, USA

The L.A. Hotel Downtown
333 S. Figueroa Street, Los Angeles, CA 90071, USA

Luxe City Center
1020 S. Figueroa Street, Los Angeles, CA 90015, USA

Millennium Biltmore Hotel Los Angeles
506 S. Grand Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90071, USA




Bardehle Pagenberg Robic

Speaker Dinner

Nixon Peabody AMI USC

Gift Bags


Wallinger Ricker Schlotter Tostmann Ocean Tomo

Coffee Break

Becerril, Coca & Becerril Hahn Loeser


Ablett & Stebbing Clancy P.C. + Brion Raffoul


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