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Thursday, March 9, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
CLP April Exam Window Extension »
CLP Extends April Testing Window to May 15 Certified Licensing Professionals (CLP) has extended the April testing windo...
Tuesday, February 28, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Announcing the Launch of the LES Iowa Chapter »
LES is pleased to announce the creation of a new chapter:  LES Iowa.  At the LES Board of Directors Meeting on F...
Tuesday, December 13, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Group Profile Message Updates to LES Members »
LES has been experiencing technical difficulties that resulted in members receiving multiple messages notifying you of a m...
Tuesday, November 15, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
LES to Appear at Bayh-Dole Briefing on Capitol Hill »
The Licensing Executives Society (USA and Canada), Inc. (LES) will appear in a Capitol Hill briefing addressing the import...
Saturday, October 22, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
2016 Annual Report Now Available »
We are proud to present the  2016 Annual Report! INSIDE: • President's Report • President-...

LES in the News
Saturday, October 11, 2014
Sunday, October 5, 2014
LES (USA & Canada): fostering economic efficiency through licensing »
Brian O'Shaughnessy of LES (USA & Canada) highlights the increasing importance of intellectual property transfer to ma...
Tuesday, November 19, 2013
Innovation Bill Could Diminish Value of IP, Warns LES Vice President »
Download the pdf version of the article here US legislative action against so-called 'trolling' could have negative co...
Tuesday, November 5, 2013
Patent trolls: a bridge too far? »
Call them what you like, but they do make for good reading. IPPro investigates the accusations and initiatives being level...
Monday, September 23, 2013
Myriad GC pooh-poohs importance of high court IP ruling »
The general counsel of Myriad Genetics Inc. on Monday downplayed the significance of the U.S. Supreme Court’s June ruling...

Press Releases
Thursday, September 20, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Licensing Executives Society (U.S.A. and Canada) Brings Together World-Renowned Speakers »
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Kelli Baxter Deputy Executive Director, COO kbaxter@les.org 703-234-4088   L...
Monday, August 27, 2018
Licensing Executives Society Honors 14th Annual Deals of Distinction™ Award Winners at Annual Mtg »
Recognized for Outstanding Achievements in the Field of Licensing Business Deals, LES Members to be Honored at LES 2018 An...
Thursday, February 15, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Licensing Executives Society Concerned By Further Decline in US Patent System »
RESTON, VA, FEBRUARY 15, 2018 - The Licensing Executives Society (USA and Canada), Inc. (LES) is deeply concerned by rec...
Tuesday, October 24, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
New LES (U.S.A. and Canada) Board of Directors to Begin Term at LES 2017 Annual Meeting in Chicago »
New LES (U.S.A. and Canada) Board of Directors to Begin Term at LES 2017 Annual Meeting in Chicago Chicago, IL. (Oc...
Thursday, October 19, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Licensing Executives Society (U.S.A. and Canada) To Release High Technology Royalty Rate Survey »
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Licensing Executives Society (U.S.A. and Canada) To Release High Technology Royalty...

Public Policy Statements
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...
Monday, August 28, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Statement on the Nomination of Andrei Iancu as Director, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office »
On Friday, August 25, 2017  Andrei Iancu was nominated as director of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO)...
Wednesday, June 14, 2017
Appointment of Undersecretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property »
June 13, 2017 Wilbur L. Ross, Jr. Secretary of Commerce U.S. Department of Commerce 1401 Constitution Avenue,...

Featured Articles
Tuesday, July 24, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Patent Owner Must Pay Accused Infringer’s $14 Million Attorney Fees and Costs »
Patent Owner Must Pay Accused Infringer's $14 Million Attorney Fees and Costs Because of Prosecution and Litigation Misc...
Wednesday, June 27, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Foreign Corporation Lawsuit Jurisdiction »
A Foreign Corporation that Installed Infringing Products on U.S.-Flagged Ships May Be Sued for Patent Infringement in Any...
Wednesday, June 27, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Special Report: LES Insights Readers Survey – 2018 »
By Gillian Fenton Esq., CLP 1 with Abbie Elliott 2 Recently, the LES Insights Editorial Board offered a survey to...
Wednesday, May 23, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Infringers cannot be sued in a venue where they have an insufficient connection, even if they... »
Infringers cannot be sued in a venue where they have an insufficient connection, even if they have a corporate relationshi...
Wednesday, May 9, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
U.S. Courts May Order Owners of Standard Essential Patents Not to Enforce Foreign Injunctions... »
U.S. Courts May Order Owners of Standard Essential Patents Not to Enforce Foreign Injunctions Obtained to Prevent Implemen...

LES Viewpoints
Wednesday, September 19, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
A license under "existing patents" may not extend to later divisional patents »
A license under "existing patents" may not extend to later divisional patents even if the inventions were disclosed in th...
Tuesday, September 11, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Who's Your Leader? »
Slate Of Officers And Directors For 2018-2019 As Chair of the Nominating Committee, I would like to extend my gratitu...
Tuesday, September 11, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
LES Foundation Dissolution »
At its February 14, 2018, board meeting, the LES board voted to dissolve the LES Foundation. This decision was discuss...
Tuesday, September 11, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
LES Detroit Chapter—Start-ups Show Their Stuff at Motor City Live »
Live From Detroit: Emerging Mobility, Connectivity, and Autonomous Technologies webinar showcases innovation and a va...
Tuesday, September 11, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
LES Local Chapter »
LES Silicon Valley Chapter "Start-up Time" Preparing For Your New Tomorrow… By Carla J. Blackman Invention and...

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