Joining hands: LES events around the globe

Please click here to find an overview of all events organised by LES Societies around the globe.


LES Italy

Judicial Protection of Standard Essential Patents

Torino (Italy), 30th October 2017 – h.9.15 / 18.00

Organized by LES Italy together with the Italian School for the Judiciary (Scuola Superiore di Magistratura), the conference will highlight the main legal issues affecting Standards Essential Patents.

In the morning, academic presentations will analyze the antitrust profiles of SEPs and some open issues related to legal proceedings while national and European representatives from the industry, judges and IP professionals will present their different point of views in a final roundtable. In the afternoon, a mock trial on a hypothetical precautionary action will be held, followed by a stand alone presentation made by a representative of the Italian Antitrust Authority and a final decision made by a panel of national and international judges.

The conference will be held in Italian and a translation service to English will be provided.

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International Technology Transfer – Licensing and ADR

Milano (Italy), 28th November 2017 – h.9.30 / 18.00

Organized by LES Italy together with the WIPO Arbitration and Mediation Center, the conference aims to bring together European and international LES speakers from industry, research organizations and legal practice to present their extensive experience at the frontline of IP licensing and technology transfer in different fields (mechanical, sport goods, internet of things ect.); it also promotes the understanding of alternative dispute resolution (ADR) options in international IP and in particular technology licensing disputes.

The format of the Conference consists of stand-alone presentations by the speakers, with Q&A opportunities and a simulated mediation case study in the licensing field. After the conference, participants will have a better understanding of the contractual framework and best practices in technology-based transactions and collaborations, as well as the benefits and limitations of ADR in IP disputes as compared to other resolutions options, such as court litigation. In addition, they will obtain practical information about the role of the WIPO Center in ADR proceedings, the WIPO Rules and WIPO model clauses.

The conference will be held in English.

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LES Young Members Congress

The first Pan-Asian LES YMC Conference will take place in Hong Kong on Friday, 30 November 2018.

If you are interested to attend, to speak or to sponsor, please contact David Swain, Chair of the Organising Committee of this event.