The Premier Intellectual Property and Licensing Event

The Licensing Executives Society (U.S.A. and Canada) will host its 2019 Annual Meeting in an oasis in the desert Southwest October 20-23, 2019.  Over 500 decision-makers and thought-leaders in the intellectual asset management field will connect in Phoenix.

LES (U.S.A. and Canada) represents a highly-diverse community of professionals who collaborate across multiple industries and sectors to create dynamic networking environments. Our organizing committee is putting together a dynamic program for professional development, networking opportunities, and fun!

Sessions will cover the following tracks:

  • Cross-sector panels and workshops to take participants from licensing basics through intermediate-level topics.
  • Sector-specific panels and workshops on advanced issues for the moderately-experienced to advanced IP/licensing professional.
  • Cross-domain issues for experienced licensing professionals looking to expand their knowledge base.
  • Topics to include regulatory, export control, and medical reimbursement.
  • Funding, licensing and IP issues particular to the licensing professional working with emerging companies.
  • Topics to include in-licensing technology, fund-raising/financing and strategies on developing IP portfolios.
  • Strategies for mid-size and large companies to maximize returns on existing portfolios and growing new ones.
  • Intermediate and advanced topics in valuation, including in the context of corporate transactions, IP licensing and sale transactions and litigation.
  • Portfolio and licensing issues around university and non-profits.
  • Topics to include managing portfolios, out-licensing, in-licensing and other issues both within institutions and between institutions and commercial enterprises.
  • Legal issues for the licensing professional, with licensing law updates and hot issues in intellectual property.
  • Includes discussion of law as well as practical applications.
  • Get updates on topics like Artificial Intelligence to Internet of Things, Cybersecurity, Blockchain, Big Data, Digital Health, Cryptocurrency, CRISPR, and Immunotherapy.
  • A smaller track focusing on FRAND Licensing, Standards Essential Patents, and related topics.
  • The basics and finer points of consumer focused businesses, including building strong brands
  • Panels and workshops on:
    • consumer products,
    • data protection/exclusivity,
    • privacy,
    • media licensing,
    • trademark licensing, and
    • publishing
  • About businesses and issues local to Arizona
  • Timely topics on intellectual asset management and related issues