We are happy to announce that the 2021 Annual Conference will take place IN-PERSON in GLASGOW on 16 November 2021!

The theme of this year’s conference is Licensing in Challenging Times’ with 3 key topics:

-Co-Branding

-The Commercialisation of the Academic Research Base

-Patent Waivers, Patent Pledges and Compulsory Licensing

More details coming soon!

The main conference will be preceded on  15 November by our LES100 Training Course, “Commercialising IP through the Power of Licensing”. There will also be a Civic Reception (hosted by Glasgow City Council) and a Gala Dinner on 15 November for all LES100 and Conference attendees.

LES100 Training Course:

This is the introductory course in the Licensing Executives Society’s Intellectual Asset Management Series and it is designed for those who are relatively new to licensing.

It is specifically aimed at:

  • -SMEs who require an introduction to licensing Intellectual Property (IP),
  • -Those who are new to or considering a career in licensing and technology transfer,
  • -Lawyers and Patent and Trade Mark Attorneys looking for greater familiarity with the business of IP licensing,
  • -Entrepreneurs who need to understand the value of their IP,
  • -Technologists who want to understand how to identify and monetise IP,
  • -Those working in university technology transfer, and
  • -Students interested in learning the basics of IP and how to commercialise IP through licensing.
What does the course cover?
An overview of IP and IP Licensing, divided into five Modules, with examples, exercises and interaction between instructors and fellow students in each Module:

Module 1: Introduction & IP Basics: This Module introduces, defines and gives examples of the different types of IP including patents, trademarks, copyright, designs and trade secrets in the context of commercialisation.

Module 2: Basics of IP Commercialisation & Licensing: Introduction to Licensing, including reasons for licensing, description of licensing agreements, infringement, competition law, and relationship-building.

Module 3: Determining Reasonable Licence Fees & Royalty Rates: This Module talks about risks and rewards, different valuation methods (Market, Financial, Cost) and their pros and cons, together with royalty structures.

Module 4: Managing Risks: Identify the different kinds of risk and how to manage them, i.e. confidentiality, infringement, liability, collection of royalties and other fees.

Module 5: Licensing Game: Students put into practice what they have learned by dividing into licensee and licensor teams that then discuss and negotiate terms on a licensing case study. At the end of the sessions all teams report their results and reasoning.

How long is the course?
One full day. Modules 1,2 and 3 are presented in the morning, and Modules 4 and 5 in the afternoon. Module 5, with its negotiating and reporting sessions, is the longest of the five. Lunch is included.
Instructors.
LES100, as with all LES courses, is taught by LES member volunteers who are active practitioners in their fields.

Early Bird registration will open soon!

Civic Reception is kindly hosted by Glasgow City Council