The Licensing Executives Society International Opens Observer Registration for the Global Technology Impact Forum 2012

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Registration Opens for 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

LESI Global Technology Impact Forum

“This is a spectacular opportunity for individuals to observe the unique board-to-board discussion and collaboration facilitated by GTIF 2012,” stated Malackowski.

The Licensing Executives Society International (LESI), a global association of 32 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 conference in London, England, the official opening of observer registration for the inaugural Global Technology Impact Forum (GTIF) to take place January 24-25, 2012 in Geneva, Switzerland.

During the LESI London conference, President-Elect James E. Malackowski led a workshop focused on technology transfer to emerging markets and least developed countries (LDCs), which served as advanced training for the GTIF and concurrent Invent for Humanity™ Technology Transfer Exchange Fair.

“The turbulent economy brings stress to developed markets, but can be devastating to LDCS,” explained Malackowski. “In such times, humanitarian technology transfer is more important than ever.”

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.

“This is a spectacular opportunity for individuals to observe the unique board-to-board discussion and collaboration facilitated by GTIF 2012,” stated Malackowski. “Observers will be able to interact with the GTIF participating NGOs by posing questions addressing major intellectual property licensing and technology transfer concerns.”

Early Bird registration for GTIF 2012 is now open for Observers, which includes individuals and media interested in attending. Visit GTIForum.org/Register for details.

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.

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.

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