Membership

Membership2023-12-20T16:39:24+00:00

A Global Community of IP and Licensing Professionals

Our diverse memberships include High Tech, Life Sciences, Chemical, Environment, Energy and Materials, Industry-University-Government Interface and Consumer Product sectors and encompass a wealth of knowledge and expertise on issues including, NFTs, IoT, Blockchain, Renewable Energy, COVID-19 or the Bayh-Dole Act.

LES Membership Benefits

  • Networking and knowledge-sharing
  • Valuable discounts on events and courses including:
    • Professional Development opportunities
    • Annual Meeting and Chapter events
    • Online and in-person courses and workshops
  • FREE Webinars
    • $69 per webinar for non-members
  • Free access to global business/legal resources to facilitate international deal-making
  • LES/LESI Global Membership Directory (This is the largest global network of licensing professionals)
  • Exclusive Deal Terms, Royalty Rates, and Compensation Surveys
  • Industry publications covering the latest industry trends, including The Pulse, les Nouvelles, LES Viewpoints, and LESI Global News
  • Online Career Center to discover new career opportunities and resources or look for new talent for your company

NOTE: LES Membership runs calendar year (January 1 through December 31). LES does not prorate membership dues. Please note that all LES memberships are non-transferable. Join now, expiration will be 12/31/2024.

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Connect With the Best and Brightest in Dealmaking2021-07-12T17:09:12+00:00

LES members encompass a highly diverse community of thousands of expert practitioners in intellectual property and licensing across all industry sectors. When you join LES, you join them, and have access to the best and brightest minds in the IP ecosystem. As a member of LES International, LES provides USA and Canada members access to a global network and a range of resources to help you navigate the business of intellectual property.

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Resources to Help You Succeed2021-07-12T17:09:39+00:00

LES offers high-level insight into dealmaking, intellectual property, industry trends, public policy, and standards. We provide exclusive Deal Term and Royalty Rate Surveys featuring data and analysis for multiple industries, and have a deep archive of educational material, including courses, webinars, best practices, a career center, and more.

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Expand Your Business Opportunities2021-07-12T17:10:05+00:00

LES is the place to expand your business connections and opportunities. We are a welcoming business community dedicated to helping our members leverage intellectual property to grow their business and protect their intangible assets against risk. You can tap into the power of our network of IP and licensing professionals through local chapters and our global member directory.

LES membership provides opportunities for collaboration, networking, professional growth, research and standards setting; in other words, opportunities to shape your future and the very future of the IP industry.

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Group and Individual Membership Categories and Eligibility2022-04-08T17:37:15+00:00

Individual Membership: $395 Annually

Any single person of good ethical reputation and business affiliation who subscribes to the society’s rules of conduct for members, and who, in business or professional activities, has significant responsibility for the licensing or transfer of industrial or intellectual property rights, or for other substantial action relating thereto, shall qualify as an active member.

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Emerging Leaders of LES: $195 Annually

A new membership category for individuals with less than 10 years of professional experience in the IP and licensing field! This exclusive offer will enable you to elevate your career without breaking the bank. Qualified applicants* receive $200 off the LES Annual Membership for three consecutive years!

*Qualified applicants include individuals with less than 10 years of professional experience in the IP and licensing field. This offer does not apply to anyone who has been an LES USA & Canada member within the last 3 years.

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IP Owner Group Membership: $1,995

For $1,995, up to 15 employees of your IP Owner organization can join LES as members. This represents up to $3,930 in savings over individual membership. Special Pricing is available if you wish to enroll more than 15 members

“IP Owners” include Operating Companies* owning Intellectual Property/IP, Academia (educational, non-profit and/or research institutions) owning IP, and US government entities (register by entity)

*Operating Companies: This category includes commercial entities that develop and sell intellectual property based products and services: whether hardware-based, software-based, or information-based; whether chemical-based or material-based; whether energy-based, communication-based, or transportation-based; whether utility-based or security-based; whether reseller-based or financially-based; whether food-based or beverage-based; whether travel-based or entertainment-based; or whether based on any other type of field or value proposition outside the categories of Patent Licensing Firms, Intellectual Property Brokers, Intellectual Property Consultancies/Agents, Intellectual Property Law Firms, and Intellectual Property Management/Transaction Software, Software Services, and Information Services Firms.

Contact [email protected] to learn more.

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Student Member: $55 Annually

In accordance with Article 2.5 of the LES Bylaws, a student member is defined as:

Any single person not qualified under any other class of membership who is regularly enrolled as a graduate or undergraduate student of an accredited college, university, or post-graduate school and has a bona fide interest in the profession. Such membership shall continue until the close of the fiscal year of the society in which such person ceases to meet such qualifications.

To apply for this membership category download the application here.

* This category of membership currently receives all benefits associated with LES membership.

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Membership Emeritus: $195 Annually

For more information on this category please contact [email protected] or 703-234-4058.

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Emerging Leaders of LES Only $195*

A new membership category for individuals with less than 10 years of professional experience in the IP and licensing field!

Your LES membership will allow you to build a resilient licensing career that includes:

  • Global networking with peers and industry experts
  • Professional and career development opportunities
  • Education courses, webinars, Annual Meeting and Chapter events
  • IP community involvement
  • Access to global business/legal resources to facilitate international deal-making
  • LES/LESI Global Membership Directory (the largest global network of licensing professionals)
  • Career Center to discover new opportunities and resources

This exclusive offer will enable you to elevate your career without breaking the bank. Qualified applicants* receive $200 off the LES Annual Membership for three consecutive years!

*Qualified applicants include individuals with less than 10 years of professional experience in the IP and licensing field. This offer does not apply to anyone who has been an LES USA & Canada member within the last 3 years, with the exception of Student members.

Become an Emerging Leader of LES Today

Group Membership Category Only $1,995 

  • For $1,995, up to 15 employees of your IP Owner organization can join LES as members
    • This represents up to $3,930 in savings over individual membership
    • Special Pricing is available if you wish to enroll more than 15 members
    • IP Owners include Operating Companies* owning Intellectual Property/IP, Academia (educational, non-profit and/or research institutions) owning IP, and US and Canadian government entities (register by entity)
      • *Operating Companies: This category includes commercial entities that develop and sell intellectual property based products and services: whether hardware-based, software-based, or information-based; whether chemical-based or material-based; whether energy-based, communication-based, or transportation-based; whether utility-based or security-based; whether reseller-based or financially-based; whether food-based or beverage-based; whether travel-based or entertainment-based; or whether based on any other type of field or value proposition outside the categories of Patent Licensing Firms, Intellectual Property Brokers, Intellectual Property Consultancies/Agents, Intellectual Property Law Firms, and Intellectual Property Management/Transaction Software, Software Services, and Information Services Firms.
  • Includes the following Special Benefits:
    • Pay for one of your LES group members to attend a ½ day virtual meeting and have the rest of the LES members on your group membership attend for free (one ½ day meeting per year).
    • Virtual education class discount – Buy one IP Owner Group Member attendee, get one free Group Member.
    • Permanent early bird pricing for LES members of your organization to attend the Annual Meeting.
    • Access to LES Deal Term and Royalty Rate Surveys, including the upcoming 2021 High Tech and Life Sciences Surveys for all members.
    • All members designated by their organization receive full membership benefits, including free webinars, discounts for LES events and access to member-only documents.
    • IP Owner Group membership is a rolling membership that begins on the date of purchase and is valid for 365 days.

Contact [email protected] to learn more.

** By joining LES under the LES USA/CA IP Owner Group Membership Program, you and your organization agree that LES (Licensing Executives Society) and LESI (Licensing Executives Society International) and the member societies of LES and LESI are permitted to use the name of your organization in promotions and advertising for LES and LESI marketing.

Announcing the New Pilot LES Global Membership Program for IP Owners!

We listened to our members.

You asked for a simple plan for an IP Owner to enroll their employees around the world for a single price. Here it is!

Now, LES is offering a pilot global membership program to IP Owner organizations to provide the benefits of LES membership to their employees around the world for one annual fee. For $5,000 per year, you can register your employees to participate in any of the 33 LES regional societies (such as USA/CA), ensuring that your employees are connected to the largest network of IP licensing professionals in the world. IP Owner organizations** include: Operating Companies*, Academia (educational, non-profit and/or research institutions), and government entities (register by entity).

$5,000 annual fee

Benefits:

  • All members designated by their IP Owner organization** receive full membership benefits from LES, including free webinars, member-discounts for events, access to LES & LESI sectors, committees and chapters, and access to member-only resources and documents (including the LES USA/CA Royalty Rate and Deal Term Surveys and LESI’s global journal, les Nouvelles).
  • The Pilot LES Global Membership Program for IP Owners will be coordinated through LES International (www.lesi.org) to allow your employees easy access to programming, resources and networking opportunities anywhere around the world most relevant to their work. LES Global IP Owner Member organizations will receive additional visibility from listing as a Global IP Owner organization on the LESI and LES website(s) and in les Nouvelles.
    • LES Global membership program is designed primarily for organizations with a large number of employees who may be located anywhere in the world.

Contact us to learn more!

Alternate Option for USA/CA Members:

The existing USA/CA IP Owners program is designed for organizations that primarily focus on USA/CA, and wish to enroll up to about 15 members.

  • If you currently have a LES USA & CA IP Owners Membership, you have two choices:
    1. change to the Pilot LES Global Membership Program for IP Owners to expand your membership worldwide, or
    2. keep your existing LES USA/CA IP Owners Membership with LES USA and Canada membership as well as other program discounts – we are keeping that program too!
 
Comparison Chart LES Global Membership
(LES Membership in 33 national & Regional societies)
LES USA/CA IP Owners Membership
Number of employees Unlimited Up to 15 included $150 per each additional member in excess of 15
Cost per year $5,000 $1,995
Free Access to LES and LESI global resources, webinars and membership directory
Access to USA/CA Royalty Rate and Deal Term Surveys
Access to LES publications: LES USA/CA Pulse, les Nouvelles, LES USA/CA Viewpoints, and LES Global News
Online Career Center
Simplified Administration for reimbursing LES membership fees for employees in multiple jurisdictions
Visibility as a Global Member in LES
Invitation to Department head to join LESI Senior Leadership / Winter Planning Meetings

LES USA/CA IP Owner Membership Exclusive Discounts

LES USA/CA BOGO Virtual education class discount
LES USA/CA ½ day virtual meeting discount ††
Permanent early bird pricing for LES USA/CA Annual Meeting†††

 LES USA/CA Virtual education class discount – Buy one IP Owner Group Member attendee, get one free Group Member.

††  Pay for one of your LES USA/CA members to attend a LES USA/CA ½ day virtual meeting, and have the rest of the LES USA/CA members in your organization attend for free (one ½ day meeting per year).

††† Permanent early bird pricing for LES members of your organization to attend the LES USA/CA Annual Meeting.

*Operating Companies: This category includes commercial entities that develop and sell intellectual property based products and services: whether hardware-based, software-based, or information-based; whether chemical-based or material-based; whether energy-based, communication-based, or transportation-based; whether utility-based or security-based; whether reseller-based or financially-based; whether food-based or beverage-based; whether travel-based or entertainment-based; or whether based on any other type of field or value proposition outside the categories of Patent Licensing Firms, Intellectual Property Brokers, Intellectual Property Consultancies/Agents, Intellectual Property Law Firms, and Intellectual Property Management/Transaction Software, Software Services, and Information Services Firms.

** By joining LES under the Pilot LES Global Group Membership Program for IP Owners or the LES USA/CA IP Owner Group Membership Program, you and your organization agree that LES (Licensing Executives Society) and LESI (Licensing Executives Society International) and the member societies of LES and LESI are permitted to use the name of your organization in promotions and advertising for LES and LESI marketing.