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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...
Tuesday, September 5, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
LES (U.S.A. and Canada) Mourns the Passing of BP's John D. Somich (January 10, 1966-August 30, 2017) »
Today, the Licensing Executives Society (U.S.A. and Canada), Inc. somberly announces the passing of esteemed educator and...
Monday, August 28, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
While Patent Assignees May be Estopped from Challenging Patent Validity, It May Be Premature... »
While Patent Assignees May be Estopped from Challenging Patent Validity, It May Be Premature to Strike Such Validity Chall...
Tuesday, August 22, 2017
Patent Infringer Cannot be Sued in a Nevada Court Merely for Attending a Conference and Selling... »
A Patent Infringer Cannot be Sued in a Nevada Court Merely for Attending a Conference and Selling a Single Product in Neva...

LES in the News
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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
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...
Friday, May 5, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
LES 2017 Spring Meeting »
Intellectual Property Business Executives to Gather in Washington, D.C. Next Week for the LES 2017 Spring Meeting...
Tuesday, January 31, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
LES (U.S.A. and Canada), Inc. Files Amicus Brief in Impression Products, Inc. v. Lexmark Intl, Inc. »
WASHINGTON, January 31, 2017  -  On Tuesday, January 24, 2017, the Licensing Executives Society (USA & C...
Tuesday, January 17, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
LES (U.S.A. and Canada) Urges Trump Administration to Revive Intellectual Property Protection »
WASHINGTON, January 17, 2017 - On January 13, 2017 in a letter to the incoming Trump Administration, The Licensing Execut...
Monday, January 9, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
LES (U.S.A. & Canada), Inc. Signs Alliance Agreement with AutoHarvest Foundation »
RESTON, VA, January 9, 2017-  The Licensing Executives Society, USA & Canada (LES) is proud to announce that it...

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
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...
Tuesday, August 8, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Demonstrating that Patented Features are “A Driver” of Consumer Demand May Be Sufficient to... »
Demonstrating that Patented Features are “A Driver” of Consumer Demand May Be Sufficient to Obtain a Permanent Injunction...
Tuesday, August 1, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Standing to Sue for Patent Infringement is Not Affected by an Agreement to Transfer All Proceeds... »
Standing to Sue for Patent Infringement is Not Affected by an Agreement to Transfer All Proceeds from Patent Litigation...
Tuesday, July 11, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Help Congress Make Better Decisions on IP and Licensing Issues... »
Help Congress Make Better Decisions on IP and Licensing Issues, Help Build the Congressional Inventions Caucus  ...
Tuesday, July 11, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
US Federal Circuit Upholds Dismissal for Lack of Personal Jurisdiction Over Licensor... »
US Federal Circuit Upholds Dismissal for Lack of Personal Jurisdiction over Licensor That Sent Cease-and-Desist Letters in...

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...