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Promoting the importance of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) has become a popular discussion topic in the workplace today. Law is one of America’s least diverse professions, with only 37% women and only 1.7% of all registered patent attorneys and agents being racially diverse women. While both the American population and business interests are becoming more diverse, the field of IP has not followed suit. This panel will discuss why diversifying the field of IP and licensing is important, why representation matters in IP and licensing positions, and give practical advise on implementing programs aimed at engaging more women and underrepresented groups in the field.
– 2022 National Lawyers Population Survey, American Bar Association
– Diversity in Patent Law: A Data Analysis of Diversity in the Patent Practice by Technology Background and Region, Landslide, Vol. 13, No. 1, American Bar Association
LES chapters provide local outreach for LES in various regions, and serve an important role of creating communities of like-minded IP and licensing professionals from corporations, law firms, universities and other organizations. The chapters host local events and education classes, tht are usually hosted by law firms and corporations in the area. If you are interested in learning more about starting or running an LES chapter, this round table, hosted by LES Silicon Valley Chapter Chair, Efrat Kasznik, will address some of the key factors for success, including:
– Forming a board to run the chapter
– Budgeting revenues and expenses
– Planning successful programs
– Running a chapter meeting
– Building a community and driving LES membership
Do you enjoy teaching and sharing your experiences with the next generation of IP licensing professionals?
Then why not join the LES Education Committee?
Our instructors teach a wide range of topics related to IP from Licensing, Agreements, Valuation to Due Diligence and Deal Negotiation. We have an active committee that meets once a month to review past and upcoming courses, including instructor and attendee experience. We also assess our curriculum and determine what new courses to develop to meet the needs of our members and non-members.
Most of our courses are now taught online, but in-person courses are also taught here at the Annual Meeting as well as locally at LES Chapters across the US and Canada.
Come join this Roundtable to learn How to Become an LES Instructor.
The 2024 LES Annual Meeting is scheduled for October 20-23 at the beautiful Sheraton New Orleans. Come join Arpi Siyahian and Bob Held as the co-chairs to discuss the proposed content and other planning details. If you would like to participate on the planning team please send us an email at email@example.com
Dealmaking has changed significantly over the decades, and along with it so have the demands on licensing professionals. The panel will discuss how the practical skills needed for success in licensing have changed over time, and what further changes may be on the horizon. The discussion will bring in views from business, university, and legal sectors as well as insights from talent recruiter in licensing industry. Topics addressed include which skills matter most, now and then, the biggest impediments to professional success, how skill requirements vary by sector, the role for industry certifications, and effective strategies for licensing professionals to flex their skills with the industry.