LES Conference Preview: Driving Innovation


Licensing Executives Society

LES Conference Preview: Driving Innovation

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On May 14 the Licensing Executives Society is bringing together leading minds and senior executives in IP, licensing, technology, and investing for a day of interactive discussion on how to maximise the value of your IP.

Across the world, innovation is the principal source of differentiated and defensible competitive advantage in business.

The intellectual capital associated with innovation is the largest component of enterprise value, but it is not well understood by our political, financial and business leaders.

This one-day event, “Driving Innovation: Standards in Licensing and Intellectual Capital Management, is being held at the Silicon Valley US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) in San Jose, California.

“Behavioural issues in licensing of SEPs and other IP—defining acceptable and best practices through voluntary standards” - David Kappos, partner at Cravath, Swaine & Moore

Programme topics will explore the challenges and best practices around intellectual capital management, licensing, and voluntary standards. Session highlights include:

  • Introduction to standards in licensing and intellectual capital management;
  • Innovation, interoperability and efficiency through standards;
  • Improving IP valuation outcomes;
  • IP management for startups; and
  • Intangible assets in the boardroom.

David Kappos, partner at Cravath, Swaine & Moore and former undersecretary of commerce for IP and director of the USPTO, will deliver the keynote address “Behavioural issues in licensing of SEPs and other IP—defining acceptable and best practices through voluntary standards”.

As director of the USPTO, Kappos was instrumental in achieving legislative reform of the US patent system. He is widely recognised as one of the world’s leaders in the field of intellectual capital, including IP management and strategy; the development of global IP norms, laws and practice; and the commercialisation and enforcement of innovation-based assets.

Join the discussion with business and technology leaders from Avanci; Avasta Incorporated; Center for Intellectual Property; Collins Aerospace; Cravath, Swaine & Moore; Ericsson; Finjan Holdings; GE Ventures; InventionShare; PIUS; Prasad IP; Science Futures; Stout Risius Ross; Tangible IP; The Boeing Company; the USPTO; and Visa, among others.

For more information about the conference, sponsorships or registration, visit http://lesmeetings.org/leadingedge/standards-in-icm /  

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