The Licensing Executives Society International Announces the Global Technology Impact Forum 2012

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The Largest Gathering of Non-Governmental Organizations Dedicated to the Promotion of Intellectual Property Licensing and Technology Transfer for the Betterment of Mankind

LESI Global Technology Impact Forum
"GTIF 2012 provides a unique problem-solving and networking medium for participating organizations to act collaboratively over the course of the following year in tandem with each organization’s distinct, yet interconnected, mission."

The Licensing Executives Society International (LESI), a global association of 31 national and regional societies, each composed of individuals who have an interest in the transfer of technology or licensing of intellectual property rights, announced from the site of their annual planning meeting in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, the inaugural Global Technology Impact Forum (GTIF) to take place January 24-25, 2012 in Geneva, Switzerland.

LESI President-elect, James E. Malackowski of Ocean Tomo, LLC, described what will be the largest gathering of the world’s leading non-governmental organizations addressing the promotion of intellectual property licensing and technology transfer for the betterment of mankind.

GTIF 2012 will take place during Mr. Malackowski’s term as President of LESI and "provides a unique problem-solving and networking medium for participating organizations to act collaboratively over the course of the following year in tandem with each organization’s distinct, yet interconnected, mission."

At present, over 25 global organizations representative of three interest groups – Intellectual Property Protection & Harmonization, Trade & Economic Development, and Technology Transfer & Standards – will participate.

GTIF 2012 will provide unique board-to-board networking and collaboration opportunities to move forward a consensus agenda addressing major intellectual property licensing and technology transfer concerns.

Institutional participation in the LESI Global Technology Impact Forum 2012 is by invitation. A list of the inaugural event’s invited organizations is available at GTIForum.org. Individuals and the media may register to observe the proceedings.

Collectively, the activities of GTIF 2012 will ensure a strong foundation for the next generation of intellectual property licensing and technology transfer service for the betterment of mankind.

About the Licensing Executives Society International, Inc. (LESI)
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. LESI represents more than 12,000 individual members in over 90 countries. Visit LESI.org for more information.

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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