Conference preview: The Licensing Executives Society Annual Meeting

04-10-2019

Carol Fusaro

Conference preview: The Licensing Executives Society Annual Meeting

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The Licensing Executives Society 2019 Annual Meeting features world-renowned speakers and cutting-edge programming on IP and licensing.

Today, IP makes up 80% of the equity value of most publicly-traded companies. With that percentage, it follows that managing IP properly is increasingly important to the success of a company.

The Licensing Executives Society (US and Canada, LES), a professional society engaged in IP creation, commercial development, protection, management, and standards development, is bringing together key industry leaders and decision-makers for insight and conversations about innovation, the evolving licensing field and the future of IP management for its Annual Meeting on October 20 to 23 in Phoenix, Arizona.

The LES Annual Meeting is expected to convene hundreds of executives and will feature a speaker roster of notable business leaders and members of the licensing and intellectual capital management communities.

This year’s Annual Meeting features nearly 70 sessions with more than 100 expert speakers, including keynote speakers Assistant Attorney General of the Antitrust Division of the US Department of Justice Makan Delrahim; Google vice president and “chief internet evangelist” Vinton Cerf; and Microsoft managing director for startups Shaloo Garg.  

“This year’s array of world-class speakers will offer ground-breaking perspectives and authoritative insights into the topics most important to today’s industry professionals.”

“The impressive 2019 Annual Meeting programme showcases the role of LES at the forefront of the evolving innovation economy,” said LES president and chairman Bob Held.

“Delivering on our mission to educate our members and position them for success, this year’s array of world-class speakers will offer ground-breaking perspectives and authoritative insights into the topics most important to today’s industry professionals. It’s the one event this year that anyone involved in IP and licensing can’t afford to miss.”

The Annual Meeting will bring IP and licensing professional groups together to network, collaborate and discuss some of the most important issues facing the industry. Highlights include:

  • Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) fireside chat with speakers Paul Michel, chief judge, US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (retired); and Scott R Boalick, chief judge for the PTAB at the US Patent and Trade Office;
  • Sessions and educational panels that will explore the development and protection of IP commerce, licensing, intellectual capital management and the LES Standards Initiative;
  • The LES Deals of Distinction Award will be presented to companies that orchestrated the year’s most outstanding licensing and business deals in each sector. Several key dealmakers will be on hand to provide insights on their winning deals; and
  • The opportunity to meet with sector leaders to discuss the results of LES High Tech Sector and Life Sciences Sector Royalty Rates & Deal Terms surveys.  These surveys provide an analysis of exclusive findings and compelling trends gleaned from the investigation of thousands of licensing agreements.

In addition to the keynote speakers, LES industry sector experts have designed customised tracks with educational sessions, interactive workshops and networking opportunities to enhance engagement and to maximise the meeting’s value for attendees in every sector.

Registration and conference information is available here.

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