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Thursday, March 9, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
CLP April Exam Window Extension »
CLP Extends April Testing Window to May 15 Certified Licensing Professionals (CLP) has extended the April testing windo...
Tuesday, February 28, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Announcing the Launch of the LES Iowa Chapter »
LES is pleased to announce the creation of a new chapter:  LES Iowa.  At the LES Board of Directors Meeting on F...
Tuesday, December 13, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Group Profile Message Updates to LES Members »
LES has been experiencing technical difficulties that resulted in members receiving multiple messages notifying you of a m...
Tuesday, November 15, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
LES to Appear at Bayh-Dole Briefing on Capitol Hill »
The Licensing Executives Society (USA and Canada), Inc. (LES) will appear in a Capitol Hill briefing addressing the import...
Saturday, October 22, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
2016 Annual Report Now Available »
We are proud to present the  2016 Annual Report! INSIDE: • President's Report • President-...

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 29, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Licensee Who Asserts Patent Infringement Without Having Standing to Sue Must Submit to a Deposition »
Licensee Who Asserts Patent Infringement Without Having Standing to Sue Must Submit to a Deposition on Standing-Related Is...
Wednesday, November 22, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
A Company May Not Be Sued for Patent Infringement in a Venue Where It is Registered to Do... »
A Company May Not Be Sued for Patent Infringement in a Venue Where It is Registered to Do Business and Has Only Work-From-...
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...

LES Viewpoints
8 hours ago   (0 Comments - view/add)
Brand Licensing: How To Enhance, Promote And Protect Brand Equity »
Moderator Kimberly Kociencki, CEO, SPLiCE, leads the brand licensing panel. From left: Kenneth Beaupre, Caterpillar, I...
8 hours ago   (0 Comments - view/add)
LES 2017 Deals Of Distinction Awards Reflect Value Of Collaboration And Innovation »
By Renee McMullen, Communications Four of the year's most outstanding intellectual property licensing deals have rece...
8 hours ago   (0 Comments - view/add)
Charting the Course—A Discussion On The LES IP Standards Initiative »
Panel from left: Bill Elkington, LES President, Patrick Kilbride, Alexandra Rehmeier, Honorable Paul Michel and moderate...
8 hours ago   (0 Comments - view/add)
Walter Copan Selected To Head National Institute Of Standards And Technology »
Scientist's long career in business development, tech transfer, and public-private collaboration led to top government po...
9 hours ago   (0 Comments - view/add)
LES SVC Chapter And California Invention Center Hold Educational Series »
Larry Udell, Chair of the Silicon Valley Chapter, moderated the panel discussion along with Soody Tronson....