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 – You are the main reason why LES Silicon Valley is so successful. Your involvement, your energy and innovation help our entire community. If you have a suggestion for future programs, click here to complete and submit the Program Submission Form.  Any questions, please contact:Casey,

LES USA & Canada Events - click here for current LES events.

LES-SVC Events

    • 15 Oct 2023
    • 18 Oct 2023
    • Chicago Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile

    Registration fees increased October 1!

    Special Discount for the LES Silicon Valley Community. 
    Through October 6 receive $200
    off the increased registration fee.
    (Applies to LES members, non-members and students)


    When registering, use code: CHA200

    The LES Silicon Valley Chapter through LES is pleased to offer you a $200 discount (code CHA200) on your 2023 LES Annual Meeting registration fee effective through October 6.  This is a special discount to the LES Silicon Valley Chapter community. Consider this cost-savings opportunity and come to Chicago for the LES Annual Meeting.

    We hope you bring your team or convince your boss to approve the trip.  Plus, please forward this email to your colleagues and peers who also are invited to take advantage of this offer.

    The program is stellar with numerous networking opportunities! Program and tracks  - click here for complete agendaThe agenda includes 5 main talks, 36 workshops, 12 roundtables, and 5 sector meetings:

    • 1 Keynote (Rising star litigator Camille Vasquez)
    • 1 Plenary Panel (Industry-led)
    • 2 Fireside Chats (current and past USPTO DirectorsCanadian IPO CEO, former NIST Director)
    • Inclusivity Discussion
    • 5 sector lunches (Life Sciences, High Tech, Physical Sciences, IUGI, Brands)
    • 4 sets of workshops (5 per session) on Monday
    • 4 sets of workshops (4-5 per session) on Tuesday
    • 12 Roundtables (1 session)
    • Exhibition – coffee breaks during the day (Monday/Tuesday)
    • Networking opportunities:
      • Industry Leaders Forum, by invitation only (Sunday)
      • IP Owners Reception (Sunday)
      • New Members Reception (Sunday)
      • Welcome Networking Reception (Sunday)
      • Young Members (YMC) Cocktail Reception, at TAO (Sunday)
      • Bowl and Roll Networking Reception, at Pinstripes (Monday)
      • Closing Reception (Tuesday)
      • Breakfast (Monday/Tuesday)
      • Lunch (Monday/Tuesday) 

    LES will apply for CLE credit in select jurisdictions for certain sessions.
    Some sponsorships remain.  Click here: Sponsor Prospectus

    LES Education Courses: There are four exceptional courses offered before and after the Annual Meeting: Mechanics of a LicenseDue DiligenceManaging IP Value in Startups & Early Stage Ventures, and CLP Review Course. Register while seats are still available!  If your organization is an LES IP Owner member, it is eligible to receive a heavy discount on Education – register one person for a course, get a second free registration for that course, and other discounts for bundled courses (20%) are available as well.

    Follow LES (#LESAM23) on LinkedIn for updates.  Please postshare, or repost, and ask your marketing or communication department if your organization can highlight that you’re attending, speaking, or sponsoring the meeting (access media kit).

    • 25 Oct 2023
    • 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
    • Webinar

    Free October Webinar:
    Comparative International Commercial Arbitration

    October 25, 2023
    4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. PT


    Join this webinar with co-hosts SIACHKIACICDRICCJAMSCLA, and the LES Silicon Valley Chapter.  The expert panel will focus on the choosing of arbitration bodies and the impact on drafting arbitration agreements and clauses in commercial transactions, and the use of arbitration in various transactions including licensing and how parties can assess how and what organization and rules to use.

    Adriana Uson, Director & Head (Americas), SIAC
    Mariel Dimsey, Secretary General, HKIAC
    Yanett Qulroz-Valdovinos, Director, ICDR
    Abbey Hawthorne, Deputy Director, ICC
    Kimberly Taylor, Director, JAMS
    Soody Tronson, Moderator, Managing Counsel, STLG
    Marcus Salvato Quintanilla, Moderator, Arbitrator, Counsel, Global Dispute Resolution

Past events

19 Sep 2023 LES-SVC Free Event 9-19-23: Thinking Outside the Lab: Opportunities at the intersection of healthcare data, licensing, and AI
29 Aug 2023 LES-SVC & APABA 8-29-23 Free Event: Is Unauthorized Copying an Infringement or Fair Use?
21 Jun 2023 Perspectives on IP Licensing in the Semiconductor Ecosystem
24 May 2023 Sharing the Benefits of Federally Funded and Academic R&D Investments with the Private Sector
30 Apr 2023 LESI International Annual Conference: Leveraging Intellectual Property to Enable Innovation and Créativité for an Inspired Future
26 Apr 2023 2023 World IP Day 4-26-23 - Free Webinar - Women and IP: Accelerating Innovation and Creativity
22 Apr 2023 USPTO Silicon Valley "Successful Inventing" Series: Product development
19 Apr 2023 U.S. Global Security and Intellectual Property: An Insider's Perspective - April 19 In-person event
1 Mar 2023 Europe's New Unitary Patent and Unified Patent Court – Impact on Patent Strategy, Litigation and Licensing
18 Jan 2023 2022 U.S. IP Year in Review
16 Nov 2022 Battling Over Content Protection: Prince, Andy Warhol, Hermes, Tarantino, Nike, Satan Shoes, Kim Kardashian, blood droplets, AI-generated art, NFTs and more!
21 Sep 2022 What's Ahead with Fintech, Blockchain & Its Progeny? Ambitions for, and impacts of DeFi, Web 3.0 & the Metaverse
15 Jun 2022 Cannabis, Intellectual Property, and Commercialization
24 May 2022 Legal Fallout from the Ukraine War and Other Global Tensions: The Latest in Sanctions & Export Controls
15 Mar 2022 You Won't Believe What They Sold! Lessons From 10 years of Patent Market Analysis
3 Feb 2022 IP Year 2021 in Review
17 Nov 2021 Advancing Diversity in the Innovation Cycle
26 Oct 2021 Combining Trade Secret and Patent Protection in an Integrated IP Strategy
21 Jul 2021 Emerging from the Pandemic - Silicon Valley Perspectives & Celebrating Larry Udell’s 90th Birthday!
10 Jun 2021 IP Valuation in Deal Making: Emerging Assets and Opportunity
19 May 2021 Trends in Securing and Enforcing Trade Secrets
21 Apr 2021 Collateralizing IP and Other (Even More Intangible) Intellectual Capital Assets
18 Mar 2021 Good Data Asset Management – Realizing Data’s Full Potential
24 Feb 2021 Funding IP Enforcement to Support Licensing and Monetization
20 Jan 2021 IP Year in Review
16 Dec 2020 Build or Partner – Deciding Whether To Commercialize Enterprise Patent Portfolios With In-House Teams Or Specialized Partners
18 Nov 2020 Intellectual Capital: Unlock The Unexploited Value of Your Company’s IC Assets
24 Sep 2020 INTELLECTUAL CAPITAL: Connecting the Financial and IP Communities
3 Jun 2020 FRAND Licensing – Developments and Predictions Hosted by The LES Silicon Valley Chapter
26 Feb 2020 Using Your IP to Raise Capital
11 Dec 2019 IP Year in Review
16 Oct 2019 Protecting Your Secret Sauce! Techniques & Technologies for Securing Your Systems, Data, & Intellectual Assets Against Hacking, Theft, & Industrial Espionage
25 Sep 2019 Blockchain in the Enterprise: Applications, Business Models and IP Protection
20 Jun 2019 IP Licensing in China
17 Apr 2019 LES-SVC 19th Annual Conference: 5G & IP - Are You Ready?
21 Feb 2019 What Happens When Your License Agreement Goes to Litigation? The Perils of Imprecise Drafting and/or Drafting For Experts
31 Jan 2019 What U.S. Patent Attorneys Need to Know about Obtaining Japanese Software Patents – AI & Blockchain + more
12 Dec 2018 IP Year in Review
31 Oct 2018 Generating IP Value Through Corporate Spin-Outs and Other Creative Deal Structures
19 Sep 2018 Trade Secrets: Important Lessons for Management
20 Jun 2018 $17M for a Patent “Franchise”? – IPRs and “Oil States” Impact on Patent Owners
17 May 2018 Multi-Layered, International Patent and Design Protection for Cloud-Enabled Consumer Products
25 Apr 2018 LES-SVC 18th Annual Conference: The Evolving Role of IP in the Innovation Economy Globally & Across Industries
28 Mar 2018 Hot Topics in Patent Licensing & Litigation
14 Feb 2018 Leveling the Playing Field?: Defensive Aggregation, IPRs and Patent Enforcement Entities
10 Jan 2018 Open Source Licensing – Risks & Benefits
13 Dec 2017 IP Year in Review
15 Nov 2017 Opportunities & Challenges of Licensing Programs in Operating Companies
18 Oct 2017 How to Run a Patent Prosecution Practice to Maximize Global Revenue from Licensing: A Perspective from Three Industries
28 Sep 2017 The Impact of Patent Exhaustion after Impression Products v. Lexmark International
21 Jun 2017 With Millions of Dollars at Stake: A Trial Lawyer’s Perspective on Litigating and Trying IP License Disputes to Juries and Arbitrators
17 May 2017 A Penny or a Pound: Apportioning Damages in Patent Cases”
26 Apr 2017 LES-SVC 17th Annual Conference: Do Patents Still Matter?
22 Mar 2017 IP Valuation: Optimizing the Value of Your IP Assets in Uncertain Times
15 Feb 2017 Delivering Regenerative Medicine - The Next Frontier in Health Care
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