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Business, Government, University and National Lab Leaders Attend the Licensing Executives Society (USA & Canada) Annual IP100



  Business, Government, University and National Lab Leaders Attend the
  Licensing Executives Society (USA & Canada) Annual IP100 Executive Forum

   Closed-door summit provided rare opportunity for top decision makers and
   thought leaders to discuss pivotal IP business issues and strategies for
                             boosting innovation

Business Wire

WASHINGTON -- February 19, 2013

Business leaders from an array of corporate giants, including Bayer, Comcast,
Eli Lilly, Google, Merck, Microsoft, Schlumberger and Technicolor, joined top
government, university and national laboratory officials for the annual
Licensing Executives Society (U.S.A. and Canada) IP100 Executive Forum.

The event, which also drew top leaders from Boeing Intellectual Property,
DuPont, Honeywell, Johns Hopkins, John Deere, Lawrence Livermore National
Laboratory, Mars, Battelle/Pacific Northwest National Labs, Rockwell Collins,
University of Chicago, University of Pennsylvania, and other market giants, is
an exclusive forum designed to facilitate candid peer-to-peer interactions and
off-the-record discussions on pivotal IP business issues and strategies,
valuation, best practices, deal making and organizational alignment.

“The IP100 provides a unique opportunity to discuss and share best practices
for licensing innovation with very experienced licensing professionals from
many types of industries,” said Charlotte Rutherford, Deputy General Counsel,
Intellectual Property, Schlumberger Limited. “I am always able to get useful
information including tools that I can immediately use to monetize IP. Over
the past several years of attending the IP100, I have found the wealth of
experience of the attendees and presenters has gotten richer with each
meeting.”

The 2013 program featured a keynote address by Teresa Stanek Rea, Under
Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Acting Director of the
United States Patent & Trademark Office (USPTO), who discussed improved
efficiencies at the USPTO. The group also heard from Dr. Cheryl Martin, Deputy
Director for Commercialization for the U.S. Department of Energy’s Advanced
Research Projects Agency – Energy (ARPA-E) about the agency’s work to catalyze
and support high-potential energy technologies through funding and technical
assistance during the early stages of innovation.

“This event is like an annual ‘IP State of the Union’ with a hundred or so of
the business world's best and brightest. I attended because I wanted to be
part of the dialogue and I’m certainly glad I did,” said Kirk Dailey, Head of
Patent Transactions for Google Inc.

The program also included two expert panels that explored ‘Innovation and Open
Innovation Impacts on the Business of IP Licensing’ and ‘IP Strategy and
Implications for IP Licensing.’ Each panel was followed by a closed-door,
roundtable group discussion in which the attendees engaged in frank
information sharing and problem solving. There were also hands-on workshops
exploring three instructive industry case studies.

“The increasing popularity of this event signals that intellectual property
considerations matter more and more in every business and in all kinds of
deals,” said Tatiana Moore, Microsoft’s General Manager for Outbound Licensing
and President of LES (USA & Canada). “We look forward to hosting the 5^th
Annual IP100 Executive Forum February 10-11, 2014.”

An IP100 Executive Forum Summary Report will be made available exclusively to
attendees. LES (USA & Canada) will host its Spring Meeting in Seattle, May
14-16. For more information or to register, visit www.LESspring.org. Register
before March 31 and save $200.

Contact:

for Licensing Executives Society
Lydia Steck, (847) 323-3893
Thecommunicator@comcast.net
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