By Jianbo Hu, Ph.D, IP and Licensing Manager, Office for Commercialization & Corporate Development, Oregon State University and James A. McCarthy, CLP, Corporate and Commercial Development, CorpDev Ventures As “the" premier not-for-profit organizations directly involved in technology licensing, the success of LES relies on all of our member contribution. For those involved in licensing, an up-to-date royalty survey will be extremely helpful in making fair deals happen in a timely manner. I am sure you all know that aggregated deal terms provided by any for-profit organizations, if available, are very expensive, rely on U.S. SEC data and sometimes not even very helpful for...

We are pleased to announce that the Licensing Executives Society, USA & Canada is seeking an experienced IP professional for its new CEO position. Candidates must have a minimum of 10 years experience with technology transfer, and progressively increasing roles in IP management/licensing. Experience in organizational management and administration is strongly preferred. Deadline to submit resumes is October 1, 2016. Qualified candidates may submit online at: http://careers.lesusacanada.org/jobs/8356444/chief-executive-officer/ LES wishes to find a CEO who shares its vision in becoming the global leader in standards development, education, and certification in promoting IP commerce. We remain committed to the following principles to provide the greatest...

HOUSTON, TX – April 27, 2016 — The Licensing Executives Society (LES) Foundation today announced the winners of its 2015-2016 International Business Plan Competition, a program that focuses uniquely on the intellectual property (IP) aspects of business strategy. LES members mentored six finalist teams from Canada, Columbia, the United States,, and Uganda, on intellectual property strategy aspects of their plans for more than one month in preparation for this final phase of the Competition, which was hosted at Berkeley Research Group offices, Houston, Texas. The six competitors presented business plans and videos in live virtual Q&A sessions to a panel of...

Spanning the globe, from Scandinavia to Japan and Mexico to Korea, Licensing Best Practices provides a comprehensive and user-friendly resource for professionals in licensing and technology management. Featuring contributions from some of the most highly regarded LESI professionals, this definitive guide includes detailed discussions on some of the hottest topics in licensing, including: Licensing and Technology Transfer to China Software Licensing as a Driver of the Indian Economy Secrets of Successful Dealmaking in Asia Licensing in Scandinavia-Home of Entrepreneurial Inventors, Industrialists, and Philanthropists Global Innovation and Licensing Opportunities on the Internet Energy and Environment Driving Technology and Licensing Licensing Nanotechnology Assuring Royalty...

Award to be presented during Society's Annual Meeting, Oct. 25-28 in New York WASHINGTON, July 15, 2015 – Lawrence J. Udell, renowned technology inventor, lecturer and creator of more than 40 new ventures, has been named the 2015 Frank Barnes Mentor Award recipient by the Licensing Executives Society (USA & Canada), Inc. The award will be presented during the Society's upcoming Annual Meeting, October 25-28 in New York, NY www.lesannual.org. The Frank Barnes Mentor Award was established in 2000 to memorialize Frank Barnes' extraordinary contributions to the field of licensing through mentorship. In his honor, the award is given annually to an...

Additional winners include student teams from University of Houston and Washington State University SAN DIEGO, June 1, 2015 – Among competitors from Europe, Asia, India and Africa, entrepreneurs from University of Waterloo (Canada) distinguished themselves by capturing the $5,000 LES International Global Award at the Grand Final Round of the Licensing Executives Society (LES) Foundation 2015 International Graduate Student Business Plan Competition for their company, Maieutic. These entrepreneurs presented their global business plan for PinPress, a self-adjusting, programmable surface that seeks to reduce manufacturing downtime by allowing manufacturers to change what they are producing with the press of a button. The Foundation’s...

April 22, 2015 - Washington, D.C. The Licensing Executives Society International (LESI) is pleased to announce its 2015-16 Board of Directors. Incoming Board President Jim Sobieraj is also President of the Brinks Gilson & Lione law firm. He explains, “It is an honor to serve as the President of the largest professional organization that focuses on the business aspects of intellectual property on a global scale. LES has more than 9,000 members in 65 countries. During the upcoming year, we will be enhancing the core value proposition that has served us as IP and licensing professionals for more than forty years.” The...

Winners, including the first-ever Member’s Choice Award recipient, will be announced during the LES (USA & Canada) Spring Meeting, May 12-14 in La Jolla, CA WASHINGTON, March 30, 2015 – Nine teams of entrepreneurially-minded students from around the globe will advance to the Final Round of the Licensing Foundation's 2015 International Graduate Student Business Plan Competition, to be held May 11, 2015 preceding the Licensing Executives Society (U.S.A. and Canada) Spring Meeting in La Jolla, CA. Now in its 11th year, the LES Competition uniquely focuses on student business plans that hinge on ground-breaking technologies and that offer sound strategies for commercializing...