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About LES

For more than 50 years, LES has been the leading association for intellectual property, technology, and business development professionals to achieve professional and personal success. Whether you are new to licensing or an experienced licensing executive, LES is your professional home.

Who We Are

LES is a welcoming business community that empowers, connects, and celebrates IP professionals through: Education, Best Practices, Networking, Participation and Mentoring.

Mission Statement

LES is an independent, professional organization that facilitates global IP commerce through education, networking, standards development, and certification.


LES is the global leader in standards development, education, and certification in promoting IP commerce.

LES Principles

LES is committed to the following principles to provide the greatest value and most rewarding experience for its members.

  • Promoting business networking and relationship building
  • Operating in a non-discriminatory manner
  • Encouraging member engagement and participation
  • Offering education without self-promotion
  • Upholding the highest ethical standards
  • Promoting diversity
  • Supporting intellectual property development and global intellectual property commerce
  • Providing an unbiased forum for discussion of global intellectual property commerce issues

Strategic Goals

  • Demonstrate Thought Leadership
    • Deliver comprehensive resources
    • Access the best, highest-level insight
    • Enable tangible business impacts
  • Deliver Personalized Value
    • Drive membership growth
    • Connect members to LES
    • Communicate Value Proposition
    • Provide lifetime engagement models
  • Design Meetings for Enhanced Business Value
    • Offer interactive, flexible events that provide access to unique content
    • Create meeting environments that foster deal making and sustained peer connections

LES International - Your Global Network

LES (USA & Canada) is a member society of the Licensing Executives Society International, Inc. (LESI), with a worldwide membership of over 9,000 professionals across 32 national societies located in more than 90 countries.

Rules of Conduct


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