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Uncovering the Latest Patent Litigation Shifts and Trends Uncoveringthe-latestpatent As companies of all sizes increasingly recognize the importance of patents and intellectual property in driving growth, understanding the data behind business litigation has become indispensable to properly assessing strategic opportunities and risk, and budgeting accordingly. Read More

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The IP Implications of Self-Propelled Mobile Devices: Patent Strategy in the New World of Connected Cars cars with text 1000 pixels wide The rapidly accelerating integration of computer, communications, entertainment and automotive technologies brings with it a merging of different corporate cultures and industry attitudes regarding the use (or non-use) of patents as strategic business assets. Read More

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The Alice Decision,One Year Later : Silicon Valley Chapter Meeting


In the year since the Supreme Court decided CLS Bank v. Alice, “software” patent lawsuit filings have declined dramatically.  “Software” patent issuance has plummeted.  Citing Alice, district courts have dismissed dozens of  patent suits even before discovery or claim construction.  Read More

About LES Silicon Valley Chapter

Welcome to the Silicon Valley Chapter of Licensing Executives Society (U.S.A. & Canada), Inc. LES Silicon Valley Chapter provides many networking opportunities with Business Executives, Lawyers, Licensing Consultants, Engineers, Academicians, Scientists, and Representatives of Government. The Mission of LES Silicon Valley Chapter is: To facilitate the exchange and dissemination of knowledge and information on licensing and intellectual property.

To assist members in improving their skills and techniques in the practice of intellectual property licensing by delivering instructive and topical seminars and training courses.

OverView – Licensing Executives Society (LES) is a non-profit, professional society of more than 5,000 members in the US and Canada who are involved in the transfer, sale, use and development of intellectual property, including professionals in the fields of law, academics, science and technology, in both government and the private sector. LES USA/Canada is a chapter of LES International with 13,000 members in 97 countries.