Schedule-at-a-Glance

Day 1
Oct 13 2018
Day 2
Oct 14 2018
Day 3
Oct 15 2018
Day 4
Oct 16 2018
Day 5
Oct 17 2018
Day 6
Oct 18 2018

C-Suite Summit

*Invitation only*

LES Standards Pre-Meeting Workshop: IP Valuation

Registration is required for this workshop.

LES Standards Pre-Meeting Workshop IP Valuation: Intangible Assets in the Boardroom

Corporate boards of directors are legally accountable for safeguarding shareholder value, which increasingly involves appropriate oversight of intangible asset (IA) value enhancement and risk mitigation.  LES has been approved by...
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Edgar Baum
Edgar Baum
Ron Laurie
Ron Laurie
John Carney
John Carney

Orientation and Speed Mentoring for New Members & First Time Attendees – How to get more involved with LES

Hosted by Young Members Congress Volunteers are vital to the growth and vibrancy of the LES USA Canada organization.  Many new and even long-standing members are interested in becoming involved but...
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Welcome Reception and Annual Chapter Awards

“All Things Boston” Take a tour of Boston through the eyes of LES with an historic look at IP and the evolution of Patents while honoring our LES Chapters for...
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LES Standards Committee Meetings

Licensing, Patent Brokerage, IP Protection in Supply Chain, IP Valuation, Intangible Assets in the Board Room, FRAND Licensing, ISO/TC 279 Innovation Management, IP Management for Startups

Diversity in Licensing Breakfast – “Work Smart”

Hosted by the Women in Licensing Committee The gender pay gap persists. Women in Licensing has partnered with the American Association of University Women (AAUW) to host a facilitated discussion...
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Advancing Innovation Through a Renewal of Trust

Andrei Iancu
Andrei Iancu
Bill Elkington
Bill Elkington
Walter G. Copan
Dr. Walter G. Copan, PhD

Track 1: Funding Start-Ups – The Boston Perspective

Funding startups has never been harder. Though investors are putting more dollars to work than ever before, their sophistication requires that an entrepreneur truly understand investor logic. Armed with that...
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David Powsner
David Powsner

Track 2: IP Licensing in Vector-Based Gene Therapy

Vector-based gene therapies incorporate a wide variety of technologies and associated IP rights. They may include AAV vectors, methods of treatment, transfection methods, CRISPR-based DNA excision, methods of inhibiting antibody responses,...
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Michael Perham
Michael Perham
Faith Charles
Faith Charles
Kelly Parsons, PhD
Kelly Parsons, PhD

Track 3: Increasing ROI for Government Funded Research: A Call to Action

Academic research remains an important source of innovation, with $140 billion spent every year by the federal government to support university and federal laboratory research. Yet, most of this innovation...
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Joe Allen
Joe Allen
Courtney Silverthorn
Courtney Silverthorn
Gayatri Varma
Gayatri Varma
Orin Herskowitz
Orin Herskowitz
Mark Low
Mark Low
DJ Nag
DJ Nag

Track 4: Advanced Telecommunications Licensing 4G, 5G& LTE for Automobiles – How to Create an Efficient Process?

Telephones are not new to vehicles and have been integrated into vehicles with systems like On-Star and similar systems (get the Ford name…) for years.  What is different about 4G/CDMA/5G/LTE...
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Luke McLeroy
Luke McLeroy
John Carney
John Carney

Track 5: Real World IP Due Diligence: Managing Risk and Avoiding Disaster in Real Time (And on Budget)

Practically all M&A transactions involve IP assets.  Yet these transactions are negotiated and consummated under real-world constraints of time, money, and information.  So how can you effectively design and execute...
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Joshua Slavitt
Joshua Slavitt
Angela Kujak
Angela Kujak
Mitch Charness
Mitch Charness

Power Networking One-on-One

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Transition Break

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Annual Business Meeting & Deals of Distinction Awards Luncheon

The LES Deals of Distinction Award (DDA) is an annual industry sector award program of LES, which aspires to recognize worthy licensing deals and promote creative and innovative solutions to...
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Track 1: Accessing Early Innovation Through Open and External Innovation Models

The panel will discuss models and trends in the life science sector to successfully access ideas, knowledge, technologies and capabilities from within an organization and from external partners and the...
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Scott Brown
Scott Brown
Seema Basu, PhD
Seema Basu, PhD

Track 2: IIOT: Enabling a Surge in Industrial Productivity

The consumer market has shown eagerness for the adoption of Internet-of-Things technologies. In the industrial and manufacturing sector, there is a quiet revolution under way which promises to profitably leverage...
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Jonathon Hance
Jonathon Hance
Joel Bagnal
Joel Bagnal

Power Networking One-on-One

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Track 1: Patenting Machine Learning

Today, machine learning and deep learning technology is at the core of innovations in a wide range of fields ranging from bio-informatics and healthcare to self-driving cars and robotics. This...
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A.J. Tibbetts
A.J. Tibbetts
Dan Rudoy
Dan Rudoy
Sam Liss
Sam Liss
Leanne Fitzgerald
Leanne Fitzgerald

Track 2: Connecting Life Sciences IP to Business Development

Intellectual Property (IP) in Life Science is often viewed as the foundation for bringing new products to the market.  This panel will review strategies for connecting all forms of IP...
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Suzanne A. Lebold
Suzanne A. Lebold
Steven C. Kuemmerle
Steven C. Kuemmerle
Gary Keller
Gary Keller
Sian C. Godwin
Sian C. Godwin
Kate Berezutskaya
Kate Berezutskaya

Track 1: Strategic Innovations in Academia

Different from the traditional government-funded and corporate-sponsored research models, we are witnessing novel innovation models in academia, combining government, corporate, and financial market resources in various ways.  Examples such as...
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David Ai
David Ai
Charles Sodini
Charles Sodini
Tony Raven
Tony Raven

Track 2: IP Strategy High Tech War Game

Based on some relevant scenarios faced by IP experts in the High-Tech sector on a regular basis, attendees will enjoy an active discussion of how best to optimize an IP...
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Natalie Raffoul
Natalie Raffoul
Paul Gagnon
Paul Gagnon
Karl Barnfather
Karl Barnfather

Track 4: 2018 Life Sciences Partnering Performance and Reputation Survey Results and Panel Discussion

The Partnering Performance and Reputation Survey (PPRS) provides perspectives from the partners of twenty leading pharmaceutical companies regarding the reputation and performance of those large organizations. This program was conducted during...
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Track 1: 2038: Long-Term Insight into the Future of the Licensing Practice

What lies ahead for the future of the licensing and IP practice? Will the use of emerging technologies using artificial intelligence disrupt the licensing practice? How these new tools will...
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Jacob Rosen
Jacob Rosen
Vincent Bergeron
Vincent Bergeron

Track 2: Best Practices in License Portfolio Management: Assuring Receipt of Full Value

Compliance programs help ensure that licensed IP is being exploited by licensees to its fullest earning potential. Further, institutional leadership expects us to have an effective compliance program to safeguard...
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Debora Stewart
Debora Stewart
Jeffrey Sears
Jeffrey Sears
Steven Ferguson
Steven Ferguson

Track 3: Beyond “Deals of Distinction”: Lessons Learned and Best Practices: What happened after the ink was dry?

Seasoned deal-making professionals recognize that the success of the deal is based on what happens “after the ink is dry”.  In the execution, many situations, scenarios and issues surface that...
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Eric Risser
Eric Risser
Michael Dombeck
Michael Dombeck
Philippe Lopes-Fernandes
Philippe Lopes-Fernandes
Edgardo Baracchini
Edgardo Baracchini

Track 4: Navigating Standard Essential Patents Issues Through International Waters

This panel will focus on how courts and agencies worldwide have been handling standard essential patents (SEP) and determining fair, reasonable, and nondiscriminatory (FRAND) royalty rates.  The panel will discuss...
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David W. Long
David W. Long

Track 5: Accessing Early Innovation Through Open and External Innovation Models

The panel will discuss models and trends in the life science sector to successfully access ideas, knowledge, technologies and capabilities from within an organization and from external partners and the ecosystem. ...
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Seema Basu, PhD
Seema Basu, PhD
Scott Brown
Scott Brown

Power Networking One-on-One

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Chairman’s Luncheon

Deepak Malhotra

Track 1: When “Not” Becomes Hot: Big Pharma’s Evolving Shopping List

The past 6 months has seen 3 deals (Gilead/Kite, Celgene/Juno and Novartis/AveXis ) collectively worth nearly $30 billion to sellers.   The total value of just these three transactions is more...
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Track 3: Driving Consumer Product Value through Innovation and Licensing

With more than 2,000 licensed brands competing for qualified licensees, consumer attention and distribution across a narrowing field of retail channels, Innovation is critical to differentiate your program and make...
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Track 4: Data Sharing + Licensing Agreements: Partnerships Across Sectors

The ubiquity of data in commerce across sectors has raised awareness around challenges and opportunities surrounding data sharing. Moreover, there is an increasing need for harmonization in data sharing practices...
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Power Networking One-on-One

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Track 1: What is Big Data and Why Does It Matter?

The world has become excited about big data and advanced analytics because the potential for impact is big.  Although there are successful examples of companies such as Amazon and Google, where...
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Track 2: Immuno-Oncology’s Promise & Peril: The Embarrassment of IO Riches & Implications to Investment, Clinical Development, and Deal-Making

As immuno-oncology (IO) continues to be at the forefront of efforts to improve outcomes in cancer, offering the possibility of a functional cure in selected cancers and patients, BioPharma companies...
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Dan Menichella
Dan Menichella
Ben Hoffman
Ben Hoffman
Michael Dombeck
Michael Dombeck

Track 3: IP Issues in Strategic Alliances, Joint Ventures, and Joint Development

You can’t do it alone. Corporations need 3rd party partners such as Universities to develop and commercialize intellectual property. But no marriage or partnership is perfect. This panel will cover...
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Teresa LaVoie
Teresa LaVoie
Christopher Turoski
Christopher Turoski

Track 4: Blockchain: Early Stage Technology Valuation in a Media Hyped Market

From the price of cryptocurrency valuations to claims that distributed ledger technology will affect seemingly every industry, blockchain technology has pervaded media headlines over the past year. Nevertheless, the market...
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Track 1: Madey, Myriad, Mayo, and Mohawk Tribe: Understanding court decisions that have shaped technology transfer and academic licensing.

This session will focus on some particularly interesting court cases across a breadth of issues and the expert panel will discuss ways to be proactive in avoiding potential problems. Come armed...
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Karthika Perumal
Karthika Perumal
RK Narayanan
RK Narayanan

Track 2: Intellectual Property Licensing in the Shadow of Bankruptcy

Patent, copyright and trademark licenses are long term contracts that often involve substantial upfront payments and credit risk.  This panel will provide a basic overview of the treatment of intellectual...
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James Wilton
James Wilton

Track 3: Business of Intellectual Property and the Supply Chain

Supply chain management represents a real challenge for any company, particularly in the global environment. Intellectual protection is one of the many critical factors that requires methodical managing in our...
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Waishun Lo
Waishun Lo
Patricia Lecca
Patricia Lecca
Tiefei Dong
Tiefei Dong
Albert Wai-Kit Chan
Albert Wai-Kit Chan

Track 5: Managing Cross Border IP Enforcement: Hot Topic Issues in the United States, Canada and Europe

This workshop will provide attendees with insight into the most current cross-border intellectual property issues and the ways in which they are being managed by Courts and regulatory authorities in...
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James Sobieraj
James Sobieraj

IP Protection in the Blockchain Industry

The discussion will examine how various entities operating in the blockchain ecosystem approach IP rights.  The panel will provide perspectives from cryptocurrency developers and exchanges, as well as from the...
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Power Networking One-on-One

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Track 1: Top 10 Court Decisions of 2018 Affecting Licensing

This workshop will identify and discuss the Top 10 Court Decisions of the past 12 months affecting licensing. But for 1 year when he was unable to attend the LES...
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Russell Levine
Russell Levine

Track 2: LSS- Getting my product/technology reviewed by Big Pharma

It can be daunting figuring out how to get your product/technology to the right people for review in a company (particularly Big Pharma).   Leaders from 4 Big Pharma’s will discuss...
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Robert Bagdorf
Robert Bagdorf
Marc Schwabish, PhD
Marc Schwabish, PhD
Kia Motesharei
Kia Motesharei
Matthew Moore
Matthew Moore

Track 3: Recent Developments & Best Practices in Determining Patent Damages

Determining patent damages has become increasingly complex in recent years, as a series of Federal Circuit have ultimately raised the level of complexity and uncertainty in determining what the potential...
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Joel Wacek
Joel Wacek
Nathan Speed
Nathan Speed
Heather Repicky
Heather Repicky
Eric Kaviar
Eric Kaviar
Christopher Freeman
Christopher Freeman

Track 4: Identifying Emerging Technologies via Data and IP Analytics

Emerging technologies are of great interest to a wide range of stakeholders, including corporations, investors and governmental agencies. From an IP perspective, the ability to identify and protect emerging technologies...
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Sector Business Meetings & Luncheons

High Tech; CEEM; Life Sciences; Consumer Products; IUGI

Track 1: Ethics in Negotiation

“Ethics in Negotiations” gives an overview of the ABA Model Rules and best practices that apply to negotiations in intellectual property transactions, including licensing deals and litigation settlements.  The panel...
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Danielle Healey
Danielle Healey
Don Drinkwater
Don Drinkwater
Roberta Tassinari
Roberta Tassinari

Track 2: Interactive Session: Cross-Functional Collaboration to Protect IP in the Supply Chain

Effective IP protection in the supply chain cannot rely solely on contracts. This interactive session will focus on establishing cross-functional collaboration to improve IP protection. The moderators will introduce the...
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Craig Moss
Craig Moss

Track 3: Career Paths for Dealmakers: A Ladder or a Jungle Gym?

Join us for this interactive career development forum for professionals (lawyers, business development, etc.) engaged in all aspects of supporting licensing, M&A, and collaborative deal-making.  The forum will inspire you...
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Kerry Flynn, CLP
Kerry Flynn, CLP
Gillian Fenton, CLP
Gillian Fenton, CLP

CLP Exam Review Course

Jeff Whittle
Jeffrey S. Whittle, CLP
Paul Stewart, CLP
Paul Stewart, CLP
Krista F. Holt CLP
Krista F. Holt CLP