The Licensing Executives Society International Announces 2010-2011 Board of Directors

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The Licensing Executives Society International (LESI), a global business association of 31 national and regional societies, each composed of men and women who have an interest in the transfer of technology, or licensing of intellectual property rights, announced the 2010-2011 Board of Directors at their annual meeting.

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The Licensing Executives Society International (LESI), a global business association of 31 national and regional societies, each composed of men and women who have an interest in the transfer of technology, or licensing of intellectual property rights, announced the 2010-2011 Board of Directors at their annual meeting.

The incoming president is Alan Lewis of Adams & Adams and a member of LES South Africa. The president-elect is James E. Malackowski of Ocean Tomo, a member from LES USA/Canada. The immediate past-president is Patrick O’Reilley of Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, a member of LES USA/Canada.    

The organization announced four vice-presidents including: Raul Hey of Dannemann, Siemsen, Bigler & Ipanema Moreira, a member of LES Brazil; Yvonne Chua of Wilkinson & Grist, a member of LES China; Arnaud Michel of Gide Loyrette Nouel and member of LES France; Paul Germeraad of Intellectual Assets, Inc. and a member of LES USA/Canada.

The secretary of the organization is John Walker of Licensing & Technology Management Pty Ltd and a member of LES Australia & New Zealand. The treasurer is Peter Hess of Bardehle Pagenberg Dost Altenburg Geissler and a member of LES Germany.

James Sobieraj of Brinks, Hofer, Gilson & Lione, a member of LES USA/Canada and Jean-Christophe Troussel of Bird & Bird, a member of LES Benelux, will serve as co-counsel.

Founded in 1972, the mission of the LESI is to function as a non-profit professional organization supporting LES member societies in: setting and maintaining global professional standards for licensing executives; facilitating professional networking between members of LES societies; providing quality educational content for member societies; and serving as liaison between leading global organizations and policy forums concerning the significance and importance of licensing and other transfer of technology and intellectual property rights.

Join LESI, a society representing more than 12,000 individual members in over 90 countries, by enrolling in a society in your country or region.

The next annual meeting of LESI will take place June 5-8, 2011 in London. The focus of the meeting is “Licensing in the 21st Century - better, faster, smarter.”

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