Dear LES Members,
LES Britain & Ireland share the below information on the upcoming LES100 Training Course and Annual Conference.

LES100 Training Course

Monday 17 June 2019, 10:00am – 5:00pm
CIPA Office (2nd Floor, Halton House, 20-23 Holborn, London, EC1N 2JD)
The LES100 Training Course is the introductory course in the Licensing Executives Society's Intellectual Asset Management Series and it is designed for those who are relatively new to licensing.
It is specifically aimed at:

  • Those who are considering a career in licensing and technology transfer,
  • Lawyers and Patent and Trade Mark Attorneys looking for greater familiarity with the business of IP licensing,
  • SMEs who require an introduction to licensing,
  • Entrepreneurs who need to understand the value of their IP,
  • Professors of entrepreneurship and
  • Students interested in learning the basics of Intellectual Property (IP) and how to commercialise IP through licensing.

The Course covers an overview of IP and IP Licensing, divided into five Modules, with examples, exercises and interaction between instructors and fellow students in each Module:

  • Module 1: Introduction & IP Basics: This Module introduces, defines and gives examples of the different types of IP including patents, trademarks, copyright, designs and trade secrets in the context of commercialisation.
  • Module 2: Basics of IP Commercialisation & Licensing: Introduction to Licensing, including reasons for licensing, description of licensing agreements, infringement, competition law, and relationship-building.
  • Module 3: Determining Reasonable Licence Fees & Royalty Rates: This Module talks about risks and rewards, different valuation methods (Market, Financial, Cost) and their pros and cons, together with royalty structures.
  • Module 4: Managing Risks: Identify the different kinds of risk and how to manage them, i.e. confidentiality, infringement, liability, collection of royalties and other fees.
  • Module 5: Licensing Game: Students put into practice what they have learned by dividing into licensee and licensor teams that then discuss and negotiate terms on a licensing case study. At the end of the sessions all teams report their results and reasoning.

LES Member - £175
Non Member - £275
LES Member Conference AND LES100 Course - £275
Read more & register at the link below
The LES100 Training Course will be followed by the LES B&I 2019 Annual Conference & AGM.

LES Britain & Ireland Annual Conference

Tuesday 18 June 2019, 10:00am – 5:00pm
Amba Hotel Marble Arch (Bryanston Street, London, W1H 7EH)
This year's Annual Conference will focus on IP Licensing across industries and academia, including key highlights of the latest developments in law together with real case studies from people with many years practical experience.
Presentations will include SEP Licensing, Life Sciences Deal Trends, University Technology Transfer, Patent Strategy & Restoration and Licence Management Together with Effective Auditing.
We will be joined by Speakers:

  • Hayley French, Chief Executive Officer, Apitope International NV
  • Adrian Howes, Senior Legal Counsel, Nokia
  • Colin Hunsley, Managing Consultant, ClearViewIP
  • Robert Jehan, Partner, Willams Powell
  • Alan Johnson, Partner, Bristows
  • Simon Keevey-Kothari, Senior Associate, Carpmaels & Ransford LLP
  • Raja Sengupta, Chartered Accountant
  • Catherine Staughton, Associate, Medius Associates
  • Declan Weldon, Head of Corporate Partnership & Knowledge Exchange, Trinity College Dublin
  • Samantha Williams, Licensing Manager, Trinity College Dublin 

(Early Rate ends on 8 June)
LES Member Early Rate- £150
Non Member Early Rate - £250
LES Member Standard Rate - £200
Non Member Standard Rate - £275
LES Young Member/Retired Member - £135
LES Member Conference AND LES100 Course - £275
View the programme & register at the link below
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