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Wednesday, October 11, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
An Infringer May Not Challenge Patent Validity and Infringement Until Issues Relating to Patent... »
An Infringer May Not Challenge Patent Validity and Infringement Until Issues Relating to Patent Ownership are Resolved...
Wednesday, October 4, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
A Corporate Defendant May Not Be Sued in a State Merely Because of a Limited Number of Employees... »
A Corporate Defendant May Not Be Sued in a State Merely Because of a Limited Number of Employees and Consultants There Who...
Thursday, September 28, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Suing for Patent Infringement and Losing After the PTO Warns of Patent Invalidity Results in... »
Suing for Patent Infringement and Losing After the PTO Warns of Patent Invalidity Results in Attorney Fee Award to Accused...
Tuesday, September 19, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Patent Infringers May Be Sued in a Venue Where They Merely Employ Part-Time Field Technicians Who... »
Patent Infringers May Be Sued in a Venue Where They Merely Employ Part-Time Field Technicians Who Engage with Customers...
Tuesday, September 12, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Contractual Restriction in License Agreement Prevents Patent Exhaustion By Restricting Scope of... »
Contractual Restriction in License Agreement Prevents Patent Exhaustion By Restricting Scope of Licensed Sales Rather Than...

LES in the News
Saturday, October 11, 2014
Sunday, October 5, 2014
LES (USA & Canada): fostering economic efficiency through licensing »
Brian O'Shaughnessy of LES (USA & Canada) highlights the increasing importance of intellectual property transfer to ma...
Tuesday, November 19, 2013
Innovation Bill Could Diminish Value of IP, Warns LES Vice President »
Download the pdf version of the article here US legislative action against so-called 'trolling' could have negative co...
Tuesday, November 5, 2013
Patent trolls: a bridge too far? »
Call them what you like, but they do make for good reading. IPPro investigates the accusations and initiatives being level...
Monday, September 23, 2013
Myriad GC pooh-poohs importance of high court IP ruling »
The general counsel of Myriad Genetics Inc. on Monday downplayed the significance of the U.S. Supreme Court’s June ruling...

Press Releases
Tuesday, October 24, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
New LES (U.S.A. and Canada) Board of Directors to Begin Term at LES 2017 Annual Meeting in Chicago »
New LES (U.S.A. and Canada) Board of Directors to Begin Term at LES 2017 Annual Meeting in Chicago Chicago, IL. (Oc...
Thursday, October 19, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Licensing Executives Society (U.S.A. and Canada) To Release High Technology Royalty Rate Survey »
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Licensing Executives Society (U.S.A. and Canada) To Release High Technology Royalty...
Monday, October 16, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Distinguished BioPharmaceuticals Mentor to be Recognized at the LES 2017 Annual Meeting in Chicago »
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Distinguished BioPharmaceuticals Mentor to be Recognized at the LES 2017 Annual Meeting in Chica...
Tuesday, October 10, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
13th Annual Deals of Distinction™ Award Winners to be Recognized in Chicago »
13 th  Annual Deals of Distinction™ Award Winners to be Recognized in Chicago LES (U.S.A. and Canada) to honor re...
Wednesday, May 10, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
LES Nominates Mr. Robert Held, President-Elect, 2018 »
The Licensing Executives Society (U.S.A. and Canada), Inc. Nominates Mr. Robert Held, President-Elect, 2018 Wednesday...

Public Policy Statements
Monday, August 28, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Statement on the Nomination of Andrei Iancu as Director, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office »
On Friday, August 25, 2017  Andrei Iancu was nominated as director of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO)...
Wednesday, June 14, 2017
Appointment of Undersecretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property »
June 13, 2017 Wilbur L. Ross, Jr. Secretary of Commerce U.S. Department of Commerce 1401 Constitution Avenue,...
Thursday, August 6, 2015
LES has sent Congress a position letters expressing concern with H.R. 9 (The Innovation Act) »
August 6, 2015 Speaker John A. Boehner H-232 The Capitol Washington, DC 20515 Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi...
Thursday, August 6, 2015
LES has sent Congress position letter expressing concerns with S. 1137 (The PATENT Act) »
August 6, 2015 Senator Mitch McConnell 317 Russell Senate Office Building 2 Constitution Ave NE Washington, D...
Monday, June 22, 2015
LES (USA & Canada) Files Amicus Brief on Patent Exhaustion Doctrine »
The Licensing Executives Society of USA and Canada (LES) Responds to Request to File Amicus Brief in Lexmark Internation...

Featured Articles
Wednesday, November 15, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
International Trade Commission May Not Reform Patent Assignment Agreement to Cure Lack of Standing »
International Trade Commission May Not Reform Patent Assignment Agreement to Cure Lack of Standing By John Paul ,&...
Wednesday, November 8, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
The ITC May Wait Until All Appeals from a Patent Office PTAB Proceeding Are Exhausted Before... »
The ITC May Wait Until All Appeals from a Patent Office PTAB Proceeding Are Exhausted Before Modifying Or Suspending an Or...
Wednesday, November 1, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Trade Secret Suit May Continue Despite Arbitration Clause in Employment Agreement... »
Trade Secret Suit May Continue Despite Arbitration Clause in Employment Agreement By John Paul ,  Brian Kaced...
Thursday, October 19, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Frequent Participation in Hatch-Waxman Litigation in a Forum May Be Relevant to Whether... »
Frequent Participation in Hatch-Waxman Litigation in a Forum May Be Relevant to Whether a Defendant Can Be Sued in that Fo...
Monday, August 14, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Court Sanctions Patent Owner for Dismissing Suit to Avoid Ruling on Patent Invalidity »
Court Sanctions Patent Owner for Dismissing Suit to Avoid Ruling on Patent Invalidity By John Paul , Brian Kace...

LES Viewpoints
Wednesday, September 6, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Autonomous Vehicles, IP, Regulations and Getting Safe Vehicles on the Road »
Q & A from the Spring Meeting in Washington D.C. Who will be responsible for making autonomous vehicles a saf...
Wednesday, September 6, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Exciting YMC Event In Los Angeles At USC »
By Shayne Phillips On Friday, June 16th the Third Annual Pan-American LESI Young Members Congress was held in the Pent...
Wednesday, September 6, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Who’s Your Leader? Slate Of Officers And Directors For 2017-2018 »
As Chair of the Nominating Committee, I would like to extend my gratitude to the other participants of the Committee, Bri...
Wednesday, September 6, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
LES—A Voice For IP Policy With Legislators »
Brian P. O’Shaughnessy, President & Chair of the Board, LES (USA & Canada) LES (USA & Canada) continues...
Wednesday, September 6, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
In Memory: John D. Somich (1966-2017) »
LES was saddened by the sudden loss of John Somich in Katy, Texas on August 30. He was an excellent teacher in many LES c...