LES members encompass the largest global network of licensing professionals and dealmakers working in a variety of IP industry sectors. When you join LES, you join them, and have access to their opinions and expertise. Our Global Membership Directory enables you to connect with the best in the business for the sharing of ideas and business opportunities. It beats cold calling any day!
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Royalty Rates Surveys
LES’ broad-reaching Royalty Rates and Deal Terms survey initiative to addresses the elusive gaps in industry-specific deals and trends. Available exclusively to LES members, these surveys are useful for intellectual property negotiations.
Also available: an executive summary of the High-Tech Sector Inaugural Royalty Rates & Deal Terms Survey; results of past surveys covering Global BioPharma and Chemicals, Energy, Environmental and Materials (CEEM) Royalty Rates and Deal Terms.
Access the LES Royalty Rates Surveys here.
Licensing Standards Initiative
LES standards are voluntary, consensus-based professional practices that are guided in their development by the American National Standards Institute’s (ANSI’s) “Essential Requirements.” LES members collaborate to develop frameworks and business process standards that accomplish many critical objectives. Learn more.
LES has an editorial staff tasked with keeping our members up to date on all current developments in the practice of IP business and law in order to enhance your competitive advantage in IP, licensing, and business strategies. We do this through the following publications:
Viewpoints: This quarterly LES newsletter is a member-only benefit containing up-to-date information on all LES activities. Members must log in to access the publication.
Les Nouvelles: This leading technology transfer and licensing journal, published quarterly by License Executives Society International (LESI), includes articles on various licensing topics, upcoming LES and LES International meetings, and reports from member societies and committees. It is free for LES members; non-members of LES can subscribe to Nouvelles directly through LES International.
For guidelines on submitting articles to Les Nouvelles or to access our repository of issues click here.
Content Submission to Share with Members
Sharing content and information is a benefit and we invite you to share articles on intellectual property, licensing, and business development and other related topics. We welcome submissions from both LES members and nonmembers on content that is relevant to our readers’ and members’ interests. Prior to submitting your article for consideration, we ask that you please review the following editorial guidelines and directions.
LES e-Library is a comprehensive resource for our online content and educational materials including LES webinars, LES meeting presentations, IP industry research and articles, and LES Professional Development courses. All LES online content is available free of charge to LES members. Non-member visitors may search for resources and purchase online.
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LES Mutual Non-Disclosure Agreement (NDA) Template
The LES Mutual Non-Disclosure Agreement (NDA) Template is provided to help you govern the exchange of confidential information with other organizations and third parties. A non-disclosure agreement is a contract that typically addresses issues such as ownership and exchange of the confidential information, and permitted use and protection of the confidential information.
For more information go here
Agreements and Tools
- Harvard Office of Technology Development – Sample Licensing, Confidentiality, Material Transfer and Research Collaboration Agreements
- National Institutes of Health (NIH) – Sample Licensing, Confidentiality, Material Transfer and Research Collaboration Agreements
- Brookhaven National Laboratories – Sample nonexclusive license agreement
- Onecle – Public domain business contracts extracted from US SEC securities filings
- On Contracts Blog – D.C. Toedt III
Licensing Agreement Checklists
- A Checklist for Negotiating License Agreements, ipHandbook (Donna Bobrowicz)
WIPO (World Intellectual Property Organization)
- Exchanging Value – Negotiating Technology Licensing Agreements – A Training Manual
- Successful Technology Licensing (STL) Manual
- Guide on Trademark Licensing
- Trademark Licensing
- Biodiversity-related Access and Benefit-sharing Agreements
- Business Innovation Management: Best Innovation and IP Practices (Paul Germeraad)
- ASCAP (American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers)
- BMI (Broadcast Music, Inc.)
- SESAC (Society of European Stage Authors and Composers)
The LES Career Center is more than just a job listing tool. It can help you with every aspect of looking for your first, or your next, big career opportunity. We offer you career coaching, help with resume writing, a confidential way to check references from your past employers, and resource materials related to every aspect of job seeking. And if your organization is looking for new talent, this the place to post job openings and seek potential candidates.
The Deal Point Blog
Stay up to date on LES happenings with The Deal Point Blog.