LES is not only about licensing, we focus on the business and legal aspects of innovation, technology transfer and IP to help businesses and their representatives to create, protect, and commercialize innovation, and manage and monetize intellectual property.
We are different from all other IP associations around the world and our tagline is “Advancing the business of intellectual property globally”. LES is a network of various independent communities that work among themselves and also together in the IP ecosystem.
We are a Community of Communities. Members from different national societies, industry groups (life sciences, automotive, ICT, software, chemicals, energy, environment, materials, etc.), R&D institutions (universities, government labs), service providers (patent pools, implementer pools, licensing organizations, IP brokers), professional groups (lawyers, valuation experts, IP and licensing managers, etc.) and affinity groups (young members, women in licensing, etc.) will come to Venice to learn, interact and doing business together.
Venice has all you need to have a successful Annual Conference. With good travel connections throughout Italy and the world, Venice is not only a fascinating city, but also business-oriented and the capital of the Veneto region – the second most industrial and rich Italian region where all industries are represented. Venice is the cradle of Intellectual Property.
The first official form of protection for ingenious works is represented by the Patent Statute, decreed in 1474 by the Most Serene Republic of Venezia.
We have all been home for the longest time in our lives. It is time to get out and re-connect. Venice 2022 will be the first LES in-person event.
After 2 years of virtual events and thanks to its attractive location and program, we expect a high attendance from large, medium and small-sized companies, universities, governmental institution, and private practice from all over the world.
No better time and place to celebrate LESI’s 50th anniversary and kick-off our next 50 years of gathering and serving licensing professionals.