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01/01/2021 au 31/12/2021LESI Upcoming Events 2021      



Happy 2021 to all! As this year opens, LESI and LES Societies will continue to be virtual with various webinars and the 2021 LESI Annual Meeting which will be online May 27/28. These events keep our LES community connected and informed! While we look forward to also resuming in-person meetings, we hope you will able to join us for some of these upcoming webinars:


  • January 19 - "Growing your IP: Plant breeding intellectual property" (LES ANZ)
  • January 27 - "5G & Patents" (LESI and LES Italy)
  • January 28 - "les Nouvelles LIVE: Spotlight on December 2020 Issue" (LESI)
  • January 28 - "Fun and Games - inside a video games developer" (LES Britain & Ireland)
  • February 10 - "Evaluating the Effect of the USPTO\'s Gatekeeping Criteria on the Diversity of the Patent Bar" (LESI WILA Committee)


Details on these events are posted below and on the LESI website.


View information and recordings of previous LES events.


To get more involved in LESI, consider joining a committee. 



LES Australia & New Zealand

"Growing your IP: Plant breeding intellectual property"


Tuesday, 19 January 2021

1:00pm - 2:15pm (AEDT) / 3:00pm - 4:15pm (NZDT) / 9:00pm - 10:15pm (EST)


Interested in learning about IP protections for plants? Join LES ANZ's webinar to learn about PVR, patents, confidential information, trademarks, with a deep dive on algae and hemp.


Alanna Rennie (Associate, Baker McKenzie) and Wendy Cashmore (founding Partner, Plant IP Partners Limited) will be presenting the following:


  • Introduction to IP rights in plant breeding
  • The pros and cons of Plant Variety Rights, Plant Patents and Confidential Information
  • Commercialising plant IP case studies
  • What's the hype? – plant IP in algae and medicinal cannabis
  • Plant breeders' industry bodies and useful resources


Read more & register here



LESI and LES Italy

"5G & Patents"


Wednesday, 27 January 2021

8:00am - 9:30am (EST) / 2:00pm - 3:30pm (CET)


5G & Patents. Why is 5G considered a disruptive technology? How can intellectual property covering 5G technologies increase investment and promote greater innovation?


As new technological paradigms arrive, new challenges arise. 5G is more complex than previous mobile generations with new requirements for new and different use cases using wireless networks in "connected cars," Industry 4.0, agriculture, medicine, etc. Sales of 5G devices will grow to $668 billion globally in 2026 – and increase from $5.5 billion this year according to Allied Market Research. 5G also will be a new opportunity to use Intellectual Property as a key tool for promoting innovation.  


The webinar will cover: 

  • Why 5G is so different from 4G?
  • What is the impact in key fields, such as the automotive sector (impact in sales, V2X - communications...)?
  • What are the different scenarios for 5G patents licensing?
  • What impact has COVID-19 had on 5G deployment?


Free to LES members & non members.


Read more & register here





les Nouvelles LIVE: Spotlight on December 2020 Issue


Thursday, 28 January 2021

9:30am - 10:30am (EST) / 3:30pm - 4:30pm (CET)


LESI will be hosting a discussion with authors of three articles in the December 2020 edition of Les Nouvelles. The session will be moderated by Dana Robert Colarulli, LESI Executive Director and David Drews, Editor, les Nouvelles. 


  • Apportioning Value in Patent Portfolio License and Sale Agreements - Robert Vigil and Xiao Zhang
  • Pitfalls and the opportunities of Commercializing and Managing Co-created Intellectual Property - Madelein Kleyn
  • Accelerating Economic Inversion in the Post COVID-19 Economy - Jim Malackowski and Yuliana Sameroynina


Read more & register here



LES Britain & Ireland

"Fun and Games – inside a video games developer"


Thursday, 28 January 2021

11:30am - 12:30pm (EST) / 5:30pm - 6:30pm (CET)


Join LES Britain & Ireland and their speaker, Steven Webb from Sumo Group, for a webinar on "Fun and Games – inside a video games developer" on 28 January 2021.


Steven is the General Counsel and Company Secretary of Sumo Group plc, one of the UK's largest providers of end-to-end creative development and co-development services to the video games industry. Video game sales are reported to be greater than the film and music industries combined, reached $159 billion in 2020 (up over 9% from 2019) and are forecast to be over $200 billion by 2023. Some of the largest companies in the world top the video game sales charts – Tencent, Sony, Apple, Microsoft, Google and Amazon – and Sumo counts them all as clients.


Sumo's evolving business model, in a dynamic industry based on creative works gives rise to a number of different intellectual property considerations that Steven will describe in this session.


Free to LES members.


Read more & register here


LESI WILA Committee

"Evaluating the Effect of the USPTO's Gatekeeping Criteria

on the Diversity of the Patent Bar"


Wednesday, 10 February 2021

9:00am - 10:00am (EST) / 3:00pm - 4:00pm (CET)


LESI's Women In Licensing Alliance (WILA) will be joined by Mary T. Hannon (Marshall, Gerstein & Borun LLP) to discuss "Evaluating the Effect of the USPTO's Gatekeeping Criteria on the Diversity of the Patent Bar" and her recent study on the the US Patent Bar Gender Gap featured in the Indiana University Maurer School of Law's IP Theory.


Mary will share interesting statistical data about the underrepresentation of women in the US Patent Bar and exploring the reasons behind as well as the way forward. 


All interested LES members are welcome!


Read more & register here









To get the most out of the Licensing Executives Society International, active participation in the activities and events of the Licensing Executives Society International is a must. And what better way to do that than to join a Committee and to participate in its events and activities.


The LESI Industry, Professional and Regional Committees are open to any LES member worldwide and the Committees are always looking for new talent to support and drive forward the objectives of the Licensing Executives Society International.


Join an LESI Committee!



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