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San Francisco Chapter

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Welcome to the LES San Francisco Chapter

Mission Statement

Licensing is a core aspect of business for many San Francisco Bay Area companies. The LES San Francisco Chapter (SFC) is focused on bringing together licensing professionals from an array of industries and drawing upon the significant practice knowledge and intellectual capital in the Bay Area. SFC is dedicated to providing current, content-rich topics of discussion that both inform the licensing community and emphasize networking.

Our goals are to:

  • Provide professionals of all industries with quarterly educational programs related to licensing
  • Provide updates on ever-changing legal aspects of licensing
  • Create networking opportunities for business executives, lawyers, consultants, engineers, scientists, professors and government representatives
  • Improve and enhance the skills and techniques involved in intellectual property licensing, management, compliance and enforcement

Our meetings are open to both LES Members and non-members. Questions about upcoming events may be directed to any of our Chapter Chairs. Most sessions will qualify for Continuing Legal Education (CLE) credit for attorneys.


LES annual membership dues are $395 per year which qualifies you for lower rates on local meetings, discounts on seasonal and annual meetings, and access to an array of licensing resources through the LES and SFC. Join LES and participate in the LES San Francisco Chapter today!

Ryan Koppelman, Alston & Bird, LLP
Justin Lewis CPA CVA, Ocean Tomo
Past Chair
Neil A. Smith, Neil A Smith, ESQ

Group Feed
Seanan Murphy, Cisco Systems, Inc. joined the group Chapters: San Francisco.
Posted Monday, February 24, 2020
Brian K. Lampl, Candlewood Partners joined the group Chapters: San Francisco.
Posted Monday, December 30, 2019
Mala Sahai, The J. David Gladstone Institutes joined the group Chapters: San Francisco.
Posted Wednesday, December 11, 2019
Tanya J. Rothe, D-Wave Systems Inc. joined the group Chapters: San Francisco.
Posted Monday, November 25, 2019
Josh Real, Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP joined the group Chapters: San Francisco.
Posted Monday, September 23, 2019
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Recently Updated Profiles
Jessica E. Melin PhD MBA, Thermo Fisher Scientific, Partha P. Choudhury, Temple University, Robert Petrelli CLP, Providentia IP, Josh Real, Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP, Genaro Mempin CLP, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

Upcoming Events
LES Webinar: Top 10 Court Decisions of 2019 Affecting Licensing
Tuesday, April 14, 2020
HTS: Cloud Services & Software: Polaroid. The long, slow demise of a tech giant
Wednesday, April 22, 2020
HTS- Internet of Things webinar: Licensing Wireless Technology in the Auto Industry
Tuesday, May 5, 2020
LES LSS: Biotech Out-Licensing Presentations: One is Not Enough
Wednesday, May 20, 2020



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