LESI Physical Sciences/CEEM Royalty Rate & Deal Term Survey

LESI Physical Sciences/CEEM Royalty Rate & Deal Term Survey

The 2022 LES Physical Sciences (formerly CEEM) Royalty Rates & Deal Terms Survey was openend for submissions worldwide. Licensing Executives Society International (LESI) and LES USA-Canada are working together to conduct this global survey, updating the previous version which done in 2009. Please consider participating or passing along to professional colleagues you think would be interested.

The survey results create a unique resource for LES members globally and other licensing professionals crafting their own deals - to benchmark and keep informed on industry trends. And, the greater the participation, the more value the results are. Physical Sciences Industries include: Envirnomental Sciences, Chemicals, Physics, Earth Sciences, Manufacturing, Energy, Materials, and other physical sciences or engineering areas that do not fit in the recently conducted High-Tech or Life Sciences sectors survey.

Submitting your deal(s) data is easy, fast (less than 20 minutes per deal) and confidentail. LES USA-Canada has again engaged Vault Consulting, LLC, a survey consulting and implementing firm, to execute the surveys and tabulate the data, to ensure the confidentiality of the raw data and information reported by the respondents. If you have any questions about the survey confidentiality, please contact LESSurveys(at)vaultconsulting.com or LES USA-Canada directy at membership(at)les.org.

Types of information requested:

  • Term, exclusivity, royalte rate, upfront and milestone payments (including triggers), equity investments, value and territories.
  • The specific asset/technology being licensed is not requested (only broad technology category is captured).
  • Each response remains completely confidential. LES does not receive any information that can identify individuals, answers, or company names. No individual survey data will be shared with any organization or entity or with members of LES staff. No product names and no company names are collected.

The final report will be available to members of any LES society globally at no cost in the fall of 2022 as a membership benefit. LES membership dues and sponsorship contributions are supporting 100% of the costs of this project. The LES Board of Directors may authorize the sale and/or distribution of the survey results to non-LES members.


Please click on the below opt-in link to participate:


Thank you for your participation!

Licensing Executives Society International (LESI)



LES International: "Thought Leadership Program - Track 1: SEPs & Mobile Communications"

LES International
"Thought Leadership Program - Track 1: SEPs & Mobile Communications"
Tuesday, 29 November 2022
10:00am - 11:30am (EST) / 4:00pm - 5:30pm (CET)

#1 Primer on Standard Essential Patents (SEPs) & Mobile Communications

This session will discuss "transactional efficiency at its best: how to remove friction in the mobile communication market." This is the first substantive topic in Track 1 of the LESI Thought Leadership Program and the second session (following the Primer on Oct. 25)


  • Garrard Beeney - Sullivan&Cromwell (Moderator) 
  • Mattia Fogliacco - Sisvel
  • Tom Chia - Via Licensing
  • Michael Schlicht - Fraunhofe
  • Gabriele Moshler - Ericsson
  • Koen Wuyts - KPN

The next 2 sessions in this track will look at additional standards: Wi-fi and Digital Video Broadcasting (DVB). A final session will be held in person at the LESI2023 meeting in Montreal pulling to get the key take-aways from our year-long discussions.

This event is only open to current LES members. If you are not currently a member of a local LES Society, we encourage you to join! If you are not ready to join LES, you can purchase a registration for the LESI Thought Leadership Program (all three tracks) for $200 USD. Please contact the LESI Admin Office at NNE(at)lesi.org to register for this package.

LES Scandinavia: "Employee Inventions - what can possibly go wrong?"

LES Scandinavia
"Employee Inventions - what can possibly go wrong?"
Wednesday, 30 November 2022
7:00am - 8:15am (EST) / 2:00pm - 3:15pm (EET)

Join LES Scandinavia for their next webinar and learn the do's and don'ts of employee inventions from a Nordic perspective!

Speakers include:

  • Åsa Hellstadius (SE)
  • Ia Modin (SE)
  • Poul Bak (DK)
  • Peter Ericsson Nestler (SE)
  • Hanne Heltne (NO)
  • Olli Pekonen (FI)

This event is free to LES members.

LESI Copyright Licensing Committee & LES Singapore: "Sports & Intellectual Property: Challenges and Perspectives"

LESI Copyright Licensing Committee & LES Singapore
"Sports & Intellectual Property: Challenges and Perspectives"
Thursday, 1 December 2022
9:30am - 10:30am (CET) / 4:30pm - 5:30pm (SGT)

Many of us would agree that sports itself, and not only sports equipment and apparels, is an industry. However, it plays more than a pure economical role for many countries. We can think of the pride a nation has when one of its athlete wins a medal at the Olympics. It has unifying and uplifting effects. There is also the health aspect to consider. This is the reason why countries build sports facilities and insurance companies work on incentives for their policy holders to join gyms.

Like all industries, there are many facets. The law applicable would reflect this. They range from employment law, doping and other regulations, associations, contract and intellectual property. From the monetization perspective, beyond the contracts defining what spectators and others can do in the stadium, intellectual property is the most important. This is why countries should consider intellectual property law as a tool to promote sports. Revenue helps sports organizations, profit and non-profit, to be sustainable.

The LESI Copyright Licensing Committee & LES Singapore have the privilege of Prof. Jacques de Werra, the author of WIPOS’s “Reference Guide to Sustaining Sport and Its Development Through Intellectual Property Rights” joining the session to discuss the WIPO Guide and the subject of sports & IP. Read about the Speaker and Moderator here. This event is free to participants.



LESI Trademarks, Designs & Merchandising: "Trademarks and Brands in the Metaverse"

LESI Trademarks, Designs & Merchandising
"Trademarks and Brands in the Metaverse"
Thursday, 8 December 2022
7:00am - 8:00am (EST) / 1:00pm - 2:00pm (CET)

The Multiverse has featured widely in future predictions for where digital innovations will take us next, creating a landscape both confusing and richly rewarding if you know how to navigate it that could transform the way we work, socialise, and more online.

In this session, the following will be discussed:

  • What the Multiverse is – or could be?
  • Web 3.0 vs. the Multiverse: what’s the difference?
  • Early Multiverse activity and positioning that we are already seeing in the market 
  • Some of the big Branding & Licensing issues and challenges that it raises, from IP to regulation, safeguarding and the future of work

This event is free to all participants.




2023 LES International Annual Conference, 30. April - 2. Mai 2023, Montréal, Canada

2023 LES International Annual Conference
30. April - 2. Mai 2023

On behalf of LESI and LES USA-Canada, you are invited to attend the LESI 2023 Annual Conference in Montréal, Canada on 30 April – 2 May!

The theme for LESI2023 is Leveraging Intellectual Property to Enable Innovation and Créativité for an Inspired Future. Through keynote speakers and panel discussions with industry experts from around the world, LESI2023 discussions will focus on the role of intellectual property in accelerating investment and commercialization of technology and creative works globally. The program will continue some of the discussions kicked off in Venice in 2022 — in the Automotive, Life Sciences, GreenTech, Telecommunications and Entertainment sectors – and add engaging keynotes and panels discussions that will help put technology development into context – HINT: it requires both creativity and investments in innovation. We also hope to showcase innovation and creativity born in Canada, providing lessons that extend globally.

Super Early Bird registration ends 30 November 2022

Read more & register