It is our pleasure to share the latest December 2017 edition of the LES Global News. LES Benelux is proud to present a short report on the Licensing Course in China which was based on the Benelux Licensing course and was co-organised and run with full support and with on-site presence by members of LES Benelux

We also want to draw your attention to the upcoming LESI Annual Meeting in San Diego. Click here for more about the 2018 San Diego Annual Meeting.

The 2018 conference will feature a diverse array of topics ranging from the impact of global regulatory regimens and financial markets on the value of intellectual property (IP) to the potentially revolutionary changes that are predicted for how we perform our day-to-day work as intellectual property and licensing professionals as a consequence of the use of big data and artificial intelligence.

Learn more about the who, what, where and whys behind buzzwords such as blockchain, cryptocurrency, cybersecurity, CRISPR patent pools, standard essential patents, the IP ecosystem, open source and crowd-sourcing as it relates to the management of intellectual capital.

Of course, LESI will also offer sessions on more traditional topics such as licensing and deal best practices in various industries including life sciences and high tech sectors such as aerospace and energy alongside panels tackling issues related to trademark and brand management, start-up financing, IP valuation methods and international trends in patent enforcement.

les Nouvelles December 2017 Article of the Month

To What Extent Are University IP Policies Legally Binding? Part 3: Visiting Scientists” by Philip Mendes.


In Part 1 of this paper (September 2016 issue of les Nouvelles) the extent to which a university IP policy was binding upon university staff was considered. In Part 2 (December 2016 issue of les Nouvelles), that question was considered in relation to students.

Part 3 concludes this series by considering the question of the extent to which a university IP policy is binding upon a visiting scientist, that is, a scientist employed by one university (the employer university) who visits and undertakes research at another university (the host university)