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Tuesday, May 5, 2020   (1 Comment - view/add)
LES Notes the Passing of Q. Todd Dickinson, a Leader in the IP Community »
With sadness, LES USA & Canada notes the passing of a leader in the intellectual property community, the incomparabl...
Monday, May 13, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
LES Leading Edge Series Speaker Interviews: Laurie »
LES Leading Edge Series Speaker Interviews Q&A with Ron Laurie, Executive Chairman, InventionShare, and member o...
Friday, May 10, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
LES Leading Edge Series Speaker Interviews: Kappos »
LES Leading Edge Series Speaker Interviews Q &A with David J. Kappos, Partner, Cravath, Swaine & Moore...
Tuesday, May 7, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
LES Leading Edge Series Speaker Interviews: Prasad »
LES Leading Edge Series Speaker Interviews Q&A with Sanjay Prasad, of Prasad IP, PC LES: You will be moderati...
Tuesday, May 7, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
LES Leading Edge Series Speaker Interviews: Sabattini »
LES Leading Edge Series Speaker Interviews Q&A with Matteo Sabattini, Co-Chair of the LES FRAND Licensing Standard...

LES in the News
Wednesday, April 10, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
IP royalty rates: A swinging pendulum, »
IPPro , IP royalty rates: A swinging pendulum, http://www.ippromagazine.com/specialistfeatures/specialistfeature.php?spec...
Thursday, March 21, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
LES Unveils Results of Groundbreaking High Tech Sector Royalty Rates & Deal Terms Survey, March 5 »
Biospace , Licensing Executives Society Unveils Results of Groundbreaking High Tech Sector Royalty Rates & Deal Terms Su...
Thursday, March 21, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Innovator Organizations Applaud Delrahim Action on SEPs, Plead for Restoration of Injunctive Relief »
IPWatchdog , Innovator Organizations Applaud Delrahim Action on SEPs, Plead for Restoration of Injunctive Relief for Infr...
Thursday, March 21, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Licensing Executives Society to Welcome Former USPTO Director and Distinguished Leaders »
Associated Press , Licensing Executives Society to Welcome Former USPTO Director and Distinguished Leaders at Silicon Va...
Wednesday, March 6, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
IPR Tax, Alice Shock, and the Dynamics of the Licensing Market as Reflected by the LES HT RR Survey »
IP WatchDog , IPR Tax, Alice Shock, and the Dynamics of the Licensing Market as Reflected by the LES High-Tech...

Press Releases
Monday, March 30, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
LES Standards Committee Initiates Public Review of New Standard »
Licensing Executives Society Standards Committee Initiates Public Review of New Standard for Protecting Intellectual Pro...
Tuesday, October 22, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Licensing Executive Society Names Jeffrey S. Whittle the Frank Barnes Mentor Award Recipient »
For more information: Jessie Hennion LES PR Director jhennion@virtualinc.com +1 781-876-6280 FOR IMMEDIATE...
Monday, October 21, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Licensing Executives Society Announces Distinguished Board of Directors for 2019-2020 Term »
For more information: Jessie Hennion LES PR Director jhennion@virtualinc.com +1 781-876-6280 FOR IMMEDIATE R...
Monday, September 30, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
LES to Honor 15th Annual Deals of Distinction Award Winners at its Phoenix Annual Meeting, Oct 21-23 »
For more information: Jessie Hennion LES PR Director jhennion@virtualinc.com +1 781-876-6280 F...
Tuesday, July 30, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
LES Annual Meeting Brings Together World-Renowned Speakers and Cutting-Edge Programming, Oct 20-23 »
For Immediate Release Jessie Hennion LES Public Relations jhennion@virtualinc.com +1 781-976-6280...

Public Policy Statements
Sunday, December 29, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Licensing Executives Society Commends USPTO, NIST, and DOJ on SEP Policy Statement »
The Licensing Executives Society (USA and Canada), Inc. (LES) commends the work of Undersecretary of Commerce for Intell...
Friday, March 8, 2019   (1 Comment - view/add)
LES Supports New USPTO § 101 Guidance »
LES Supports New USPTO § 101 Guidance The Licensing Executives Society (U.S.A. and Canada), Inc. has submitted commen...
Monday, July 30, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Response of the Licensing Executives Society USA & Canada to NIST Request for Information: »
  Response of the Licensing Executives Society USA & Canada to NIST Request for Information: Federal Technology...
Wednesday, May 9, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
STATEMENT OF LES (USA AND CANADA) ON USPTO DECISION TO REVISE PTAB CLAIM CONSTRUCTION »
The Licensing Executives Society (USA and Canada), Inc. (LES) is pleased that Director Iancu has adopted its recommendat...
Tuesday, April 17, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
LES (USA & Canada) Applauds Introduction of STRONGER Patents Act »
April 17, 2018 U.S. Representative Steven E. Stivers 1022 Longworth House Office Building Washington, DC 20515...

Featured Articles
Wednesday, July 1, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
Confusion can occur as to whether an award of enhanced future royalties apply to sales »
Confusion can occur as to whether an award of enhanced future royalties apply to sales occurring after a jury verdict or...
Monday, June 1, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
LES Featured Article »
Timing and nature of an infringer's relationship with a patent's inventor is relevant to whether the infringer may be ba...
Wednesday, February 5, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
Challenges in Commercialization of University Inventions and How to Tackle Them »
By Tanu Chatterji, PhD., Assistant Director, Licensing, University of Houston Introduction Innovation is defined...
Monday, July 15, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Supreme Court Holds that Bankrupt Trademark Licensors Cannot Terminate Licensee’s Rights »
By John Paul , Brian Kacedon , Cecilia Sanabria , Clara N. Jimenez and Patrick Rodgers     ...
Thursday, May 30, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Transfer of Trademark Ownership Was Not Undone by a Subsequent Agreement »
Transfer of Trademark Ownership Was Not Undone by a Subsequent Agreement Concerning Patents and Know-How By John...

LES Viewpoints
Monday, April 6, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
How Your Product Portfolio Builds Valuable Brands »
By Brian Buss, CFA, Nevium Intellectual Property Consultants While building and protecting proprietary technology is...
Monday, June 10, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
LES Local Chapter Meetings »
LES Iowa Chapter: Intellectual Property Valuation And Royalty Audits Discussed By Jason Sytsma, Chapter Communi...
Monday, June 10, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
LES Member Spotlight: Arpi Siyahian and David J. Powsner »
LES Members Can Look Forward To A Content-Rich Annual Meeting With Stellar Speakers And Cross-Sector Programs Two r...
Monday, June 10, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Innovators And Pioneers Featured At 2019 LES Annual Meeting »
By Renee M. McMullen The Licensing Executives Society is known as a premier force in the IP, licensing and intellect...
Monday, June 10, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Nominate A Deal Of Distinction »
Each year, LES (U.S.A. and Canada) recognizes an exceptional licensing deal as Deal of Distinction Award recipient, withi...

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