LESI Patent & Technology Licensing Committee "IP Co-Ownership - Regulatory Requirements"

IP Co-Ownership - Regulatory Requirements
26 November 2020
9:00am - 11:00am (CET) / 10:00am - 12:00pm (SAST)

LESI's Patent & Technology Licensing Committee in collaboration with the Central South Africa Technology Transfer Forum, will be hosting "IP Co-Ownership - Regulatory Requirements".

Moderator: Dr. Madelein Kleyn, Immediate Past-President LES SA, Co-Chair of LESI Patent and Technology Licensing Committee and Director of Technology Transfer, Innovus, Stellenbosch University


  • Ralph van Niekerk, Partner, Von Seidels Intellectual Property Attorneys
  • Dirk Hanekorn, Partner, Spoor & Fisher Attorneys
  • Theo Doubell, Director, Bouwers Inc
  • Darren Margo, Director, Margo Attorneys Inc
  • Andrew Bailey, Senior Manager: Innovation, University of Cape Town
  • Glen Sommerville, Head - Exchange Control at Standard Bank



LESI & LES Chile "IP Licensing and the Chilean IP Ecosystem"

IP Licensing and the Chilean IP Ecosystem
1 December 2020
10:00am - 11:30am (EST) / 4:00pm - 5:30pm (CET)

Join LESI, LES Chile, WIPO and INAPI in this webinar to discuss the state of the innovation and IP ecosystem in Chile.

Attendees will hear from the Chilean patent office as well as from university tech transfer and corporate representatives to discuss their experience bringing various innovations to market. What public policies are needed and in place in Chile to foster innovation and knowledge transfer? What steps can you take during the patenting process to make innovative products more attractive and reliable for private and public funding? What tools are available to Chilean and other Latin American Start-Ups to help them scale globally?



World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) Online Mediation and Arbitration Workshop

World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO)
Online Mediation and Arbitration Workshop
2-4 December 2020
12:00pm - 2:00pm (EST) / 6:00pm - 8:00pm (CET)

The Arbitration and Mediation Center of the World Intellectual Property Organization will be holding a 3-day Online Mediation and Arbitration Workshop on 2-4 December, supported by LES International and AIPPI.

The Workshop aims to promote the understanding of Alternative Dispute Resolutation (ADR) options for the resolution of intellectual property (IP) and technology disputes. The Workshop is designed for mediators, arbitration and IP lawyers, in-house counsel, patent and trademark attorneys, and business professionls wishing to familiarize themselves with international mediation and arbitration procedures and to receive training as neutrals or party representatives.



LESI Young Members Congress Holiday Special & "2040 Long Term Insight into the Future of IP/Licensing Practice"

LESI Young Members Congress
Holiay Special & "2040 Long Term Insight into the Future of IP/Licensing Practice"
8 December 2020
8:00am - 9:00am (EST) / 2:00pm - 3:00pm (CET)

What lies ahead for the future of the IP/licensing and practice? Will the use of disrupting emerging technologies such as artificial intelligence and blockchain disrupt the licensing practice too? How are these new tools going to affect the everyday practice of IP/licensing professionals, from in-house counsel to tech-transfer office professionals and private practice attorneys? Will the value of professional services be calculated with other means than hourly rates, if everyone uses powerful tools? Will some tasks of the IP/licensing practice be completely automated in the future?

The panel composed of LES YMC members from different parts of the world will discuss these challenging issues and will try to predict the licensing practice of the future in a casual pre-holiday discussion!



LESI IP Valuation Committee "How to Value the Options of a Licensing Strategy?"

How to Value the Options of a Licensing Strategy?
9 December 2020
9:00am - 10:00am (CET) AND 4:00pm - 5:00pm (CET)

LESI's IP Valuation Committee invite you to attend a webinar on "How to value the options of a licensing strategy? Exploitation of the Généthon/Avexis case to identify tools and strategies for future transactions".

From the documents and first business plans drawn up within the framework of the IPV Committee meetings in LES France, we have constructed a strategic analysis of the license agreement concluded between Généthon and Avexis.

The invited speaker is Claus Hirzmann, expert in real option analysis.



LES USA & Canada "Fireside Chat with Andrei Iancu"

Fireside Chat with Andrei Iancu
11 December 2020
1:00pm - 2:00pm (EST) / 7:00pm - 8:00pm (CET)

Join LES USA & Canada for a "Fireside Chat with Andrei Iancu" hosted by their DC Chapter on 11 December.

The importance of intellectual property and technology licensing to America and the world are beyond question. With trillion dollar companies built upon IP, the intellectual properties are the main driver for change. One of the top stewards for IP is the Director of the United States Patent & Trademark Office, Andrei Iancu. In this fireside chat Director Iancu discusses initiatives of the Office, including updates on Section 101 and Inter Partes Review (IPR), and other topics.



LES USA & Canada "Build or Partner - Deciding Whether to Commercialize Enterprise Patent Portfolios with In-House Teams or Specialized Partners"

"Build or Partner - Deciding Whether to Commercialize Enterprise Patent Portfolios with In-House Teams or Specialized Partners"
16 December 2020
3:00pm - 4:30pm (EST) / 9:00pm - 10:30pm (CET)

Corporate IP executives charged with commercializing enterprise patent portfolios can build licensing programs using in-house teams or outsource licensing to external commercialization specialists who assume control of the assets. The decision on whether to build or partner involves evaluating and balancing numerous considerations, including many that guide the decision of whether to license in the first place.

In this session, we will hear from the personal experiences of corporate IP executives who have dealt with these issues, as well as from a leading external patent commercialization firm that has partnered with multiple enterprises to commercialize major patent portfolios.