Unsere LESI Veranstaltungen

LES Germany Mitgliedertagung

Feb 22, 2024


This session will provide an overview of copyright enforcement in the digital environment. After a few introductory remarks on the importance of enforcing IP and the development-oriented approach to enforcement taken by the World Intellectual Property Organization, it will take a closer look at the international legal framework governing the enforcement of copyright against online infringement.

The second part of the lecture will take a more practical approach and present the most common forms of online piracy, using high-profile cases as real-life examples. Finally, a variety of solutions will be examined that have been developed in recent years specifically to counter online piracy.

Speaker: Tobias Bednarz, Legal Counsellor, Building Respect for IP Division, WIPO


Feb 22, 2024


Hosted by LES USA-Canada’s DC Chapter, Maryland State Bar Association’s IP Section and the Bar Association of Montgomery County’s IP Section

Current bills before the House and Senate can dramatically effect the state of patenting in the United States. As with the American Invents Act (AIA), touted to be a panacea to all but a bane to innovation, these bills, although directed at curing problems in the patent process, are being lobbied by big tech and others to instead further curtail the rights of U.S. inventors, particularly the small or independent inventor.

The first bill is the Patent Eligibility Restoration Act (PERA), which seeks to provide better clarity over patent subject matter eligibility under Section 101 of the Patent Act.

The second bill is the Promoting and Respecting Economically Vital American Innovation Leadership (PREVAIL) Act to reform practices of the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) and promote fair treatment for inventors in these proceedings.


Mar 4-6, 2024

The Licensing Executives Society South Africa in collaboration with the Moolman Institute: presenting a 3-day IP Valuation Course in March 2024. 

In this hands-on 3-day course, you will learn the basics of IP valuation and damages assessments, its regulatory and commercial context, and how to apply your knowledge through actual case studies and group exercises.  As a take away you will receive spreadsheet templates to use in your practice.

All candidates will be required to complete an introductory Financial Modelling Course.  Full details can be found here:  https://moolmaninstitute.com/p/financial-concepts

Mar 6-8, 2024

Sydney, Australia

Under the theme „Connecting People and IP: Past, Present, and Future,“ LES ANZ Conference will be hosted at the Innovation Hub, Fishburners in Sydney. Prepare for an immersive experience filled with insightful workshops, extensive networking opportunities beginning with the traditional cocktail party, and a memorable dinner on Sydney Harbour, concluding with post drinks before departing.

The theme for this fabulous milestone event is „Connecting People in IP: Past, Present, and Future.“ ✨ Get ready to embark on a journey that celebrates the rich history, current advancements, and the promising future of intellectual property!


Mar 14-15, 2024

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

A two-day event organized by the LESI Americas & LESI Young Members Congress (YMC) Committees

It is with great pleasure that LESI invite its members to join us in the vibrant city of Rio de Janeiro on March 14-15 for a spectacular joint event hosted by the Americas and YMC Committees. Embracing the theme „Carnival of the Future: Celebrating Innovation in the Marvelous City,“ this gathering promises to be an exhilarating exploration of cutting-edge advancements in technology and industry. The event will encompass an array of enriching sessions delving into pivotal subjects such as Artificial Intelligence (AI), blockchain, energy transition, agriculture innovation, food, and sports.

This unique gathering will provide a platform for attendees to engage in thought-provoking discussions, exchange groundbreaking ideas, and forge invaluable connections within the global intellectual property community. Rio de Janeiro, renowned for its captivating energy and cultural diversity, will set the stage for a truly inspiring convergence of minds. Join us as we uncover the limitless potential of innovation while reveling in the spirit of the world’s most iconic Carnival city.

We look forward to seeing you at this event, where expertise meets celebration, and innovation intertwines with tradition!


Apr 11-12, 2024


Save the Date!

Organized by LES Japan Young Members Congress

Seize the opportunity to propel your organization to the forefront of the Asian technology landscape. Join us in nurturing the next wave of young, dynamic leaders at the most vibrant IP and Licensing event of 2024. This is your chance to elevate your brand among Asia’s trailblazing tech businesses and esteemed IP and licensing entities.


Apr 27-28, 2024


The LES International Management & Delegates‘ Meeting (IMDM) is a gathering for LESI leadership. Observers who are LES members are welcome to register to attend.

The 2024 IMDM will be held in connection with the LESI 2024 Annual Conference taking place in Madrid, Spain on 28-30 April 2024.

Further details on the IMDM can be found here.


Apr 28-30, 2024


Welcome to a New World

An economy driven by data, the tokenization of business models, the new internet architecture (web 3), the rapid evolution of artificial intelligence, and the emergence of decentralized management models affecting us all. If we are to embrace the opportunities of this new reality, technology transfer and licensing professionals must be aware of how these changes impact their professional activity to best help innovators and investors to succeed.

Early Bird Registration ENDS 13 February!


Jun 5-6, 2024


LES Britain & Ireland’s 2024 Annual Conference „THE JOURNEY TO COMMERCIALISATION“ will take place in LONDON in JUNE!

Whatever the size of your organisation, bringing new products to the market or entering new markets can be challenging. Obstacles range from protecting your own intellectual property and navigating around that of others, to finding the right collaboration partner and getting finances in place. 

At the 2024 Annual Conference, LES B&I will bring those with an interest in licensing and intellectual property together to share experiences and thoughts on how to face the challenges and make the journey to commercialisation run smoothly.

We would like to hear from you with ideas for topics you would like to be discussed and if you are interested in providing a talk or participating in a panel discussion then even better! Please contact the Admin Office (les@northernnetworking.co.uk) with your proposals by 26 February.


Oct 20-23, 2024

New Orleans

Save the Date!

Keep updated here www.les2024.org


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