Join us to experience the Winds of Change as it showcases Dealmaking Trends in the Evolving Innovation Economy. Taking place at the Chicago Marriott on the Magnificent Mile, this meeting features two action-packed days of education, outstanding programming, and networking, with global dealmaking opportunities.

Persuading your boss to attend the Annual Meeting?

Here are five compelling reasons why it’s a win-win proposition:

    1. Embrace a Global Community.
      Beyond being a mere IP conference, the LES Annual Meeting cultivates a rich community that transcends borders and time. This global network encompasses peers, mentors, clients, and friends from corporations, universities, national labs, law firms, and service providers. Joining the Annual Meeting is an unparalleled opportunity to forge personal connections that extend far beyond the event, fostering collaborations within local chapters, sectors, committees, and special gatherings.
    2. Network with Visionaries.
      As the foremost gathering for the IP community, the LES Annual Meeting unites luminaries from around the world. Engaging with attendees at the meeting opens doors to vital relationships and business prospects, introducing you to professionals equipped with diverse skill sets in licensing and IP. Harness the power of networking to unlock valuable opportunities and create lasting impact.
    3. Embrace a Tapestry of Knowledge.
      Immerse yourself in a mosaic of learning opportunities at the meeting. Over 30 thought-provoking sessions delve into cutting-edge subjects in artificial intelligence, biotech, brand valuation trends, the regulatory landscape for food, drugs, and cosmetics, harnessing University-Industry collaboration, and avoiding licensing pitfalls. Expand your horizons beyond your own business sector, gaining insights into how diverse industries tackle similar challenges in IP and licensing.
    4. Discover Chicago’s Business Frontier.
      Explore the pulsating hub of innovation that defines the Chicago-land business community. The meeting, themed “Dealmaking Trends,” will infuse the atmosphere with the evolving ideas and ventures unique to this vibrant central location, offering unparalleled exposure to groundbreaking developments.
    5. Acquire Practical Wisdom.
      Whether you’re a novice or a seasoned veteran, the pursuit of knowledge is endless. LES Education courses at the Annual Meeting present invaluable opportunities to enhance your expertise. Delve into our renowned “Mechanics of a License “or “IP Valuation in Early-Stage Technology” courses, or the new class “Due Diligence,” alongside the Certified Licensing Professionals (CLP) Review Course. Additionally, select states offer legal CLE credits, empowering you with practical education tailored to your professional growth.

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