Around the World with LES

LES Arab Countries

Contact: Renad Al-Noubani

LES Arab Countries is going to organize the “Intellectual Property and the Economic Development” Conference in KSA on April, 2013 as part of LES Around the World Celebration.

1. Contact information: Renad Al-Noubani, , 0096265100900.

2. Events planned – where, when, speakers
“Intellectual Property and the Economic Development” Conference, in KSA sponsored by King Abdul Aziz City for Science and Technology (KACST) on April 22-24, and the speakers are:

No Name Position Company
1. Sara Holder Regional (MENA) Partner Rouse International
2. Fouad Mrad Executive Director ESCWA Technology Centre
3. Dr. Hazim Al Smadi Judge The First Instance Court of Amman
4. Carlos Corea Professor of intellectual property law University of Buenos Aires’ Masters Program
5. Jinyong Chang President Shenzen United Property and Share Rights Exchange (UPEX); Chairman, Innovated Technology Property Exchange (ITPE)
6. Rashid Khan Leader, Innovation and Intellectual Assets Management Saudi Aramco
7. Dr. Sze Tiam Lin Director Intellectual Property Intermediary (IPI) Ltd
8. Pat O’Reilley Partner Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner
9. Arda Karaduman Business Development Specialist Eczacibasi
10. John Fraser Executive Director, Office of IP Development & Commercialization Florida State University (Past president of AUTM)
11. Paul Germeraad President Intellectual Assets Inc
12. Alaya Bittaieb Technology Licensing Practitioner, Venture Capital Professional and founder Tunisian Venture Capital Association

LES Benelux

Contact: Jean-Christophe Troussel

In celebration of the World IP Day on Friday, 26 April 2013, LES Benelux is pleased to invite you to a free evening event: a cocktail with Mr Jean-Luc Gal as our guest keynote speaker on the latest developments on the unitary patent package, including the latest proceedings initiated by Spain. In this informal and interactive setting, Jean-Luc Gal will share with us his expert views as an officer at European Patent Office and now at the Commission.

This event is free of charge. It is open to LES members and non-members.

You can register for the event by means of sending, before 25 April 2015 at noon, an e-mail mentioning your first and last name, your company and your e-mail address.

Upon receipt of your registration you will receive an e-mail which will serve as your confirmation as an attendee for the event and which you need to bring with you to ensure admission.

Our event on 26 April 2013 will take place at Bird & Bird LLP, Avenue Louise 235 box 1, B-1050 Brussels, Belgium. Phone +32 2 282 6000; Fax +32 2 282 6011.

More information and directions:

16.45 Registration and welcome drink offered by LES Benelux
17.00 Presentation by J-L Gal, European Patent Office
17.30 Questions and Closing remarks – brief discussion
17.45 Networking cocktail offered by LES Benelux

Jean-Luc Gal is seconded to the Commission – DG Internal Market – by the European Patent Office. Jean-Luc in is involved in the team in charge of patents and he also deals with the patentability of biotechnological inventions. Previously, Jean-Luc was the Head of the Brussels Bureau of the European Patent Office (EPO Brussels Bureau). His main activity was to liaise with the European Union institutions and the NGOs based in Brussels on all the questions relating to patents (particular EU Patent, biotechnological inventions and computer-implemented inventions) but also in connection with research, innovation and IP cooperation with EU and non EU Countries. Prior to 2000, Mr. Gal was INPI’s administrator for multilateral affairs in the Community and International Law Department. He has also practiced as an attorney at law specialized in business law. Mr. Gal holds the attorney’s diploma of the Paris bar. He is also qualified with a special degree in European law (Brussels) and a master in intellectual property law (Paris). Mr. Gal has written several articles on various issues such as European and community patents, computer-implemented inventions, legal protection of biotechnological inventions within the European Union as well as on biodiversity issues related to patents (CBD).

We look forward to seeing you on the 26th of April at Bird & Bird in Brussels,
Programme Committee

LES Brazil

Contact: Rodolfo H. Martinez y Pell Jr., MARTINEZ & ASSOCIADOS

LES Brazil will host a cocktail reception together with ABPI and ABAPI, the other two IP associations in Brazil.

LES Britain Ireland

Contact: Jennifer Pearce

LES Britain Ireland will be celebrating with a small, private meeting.

LES Czech

Contact: Milos Hraba

LES Czech is organizing a joint workshop with the Czech Industrial Property Office on Wednesday, the 24th April, 2013 (as Friday is not very suitable day for such event and participants). Two speakers from the Czech Industrial Property Office and two speakers from LES Czech Republic will participate.

LES France

Journée Mondiale de la Propriété Intellectuelle
Le 25 avril 2013 à partir de 16h45

Conférence suivie d’un cocktail à 19h15 16h45 – 17h00 Accueil
17h00 – 17h30 Témoignage d’un ingénieur inventeur lauréat du prix Marius Lavet 2013.
Bernard Didier, Directeur Général Adjoint de Morpho (Groupe Safran), leader mondial des technologies liées à la sécurité.
17h30 – 18h15 Présentation du classement INPI 2012 des entreprises françaises et du Projet de nouvel indicateur de création de valeur par la PI dans l’entreprise.
Emmanuelle Fortune, économiste à l’INPI
18h15 – 18h45 Evolution de la valeur des portefeuilles brevets des entreprises françaises en 2012.
Nils Omland, Managing Partner, PatentSight
18h45 – 19h15 Measuring patent quality: Presentation of indicators that can help different stakeholders from country to corporation (présentation en anglais).
Mariagrazia Squicciarini, Senior Economist – Head of Unit, OCDE
19h15 – 20h00 Cocktail

LES Hungary

LES Hungary has finalized the preparation to this ATW event, and there will be a great IP morning forum in Hungary it the great auditorium of the Hungarian Intellectual Property Office (HIPO) on April 26, 2013 from 9:00 am to 12:30 pm.

In brief: under the organization of our chapter the event is co-sponsored by the Hungarian Association for Intellectual Property (MIE), the Hungarian Trademar Association and the HIPO.

There will be four presentations:

  1. MIE presents the latest news concerning the unitary EU patent system and the unitary courts.
  2. For LES Hungary a complaex licensing and enforcement case study will be presented, finally
  3. There will be a two part presentation shared between the Hungarian Trademark Association and the HIPO that concerns the latest suggestion of the EU Commission concerning the reform of the Community Trademark System, published very recently.

During the event the introductory greetings will be held by the Vice President of the HIPO, Dr. Mihaly Ficsor.

On the top of this morning event the HIPO will have a special afternoon event to celebrate this day and awards will be given to prominent persons after their IP achievements. This afternoon even is not organized by LES Hungary, we have only been invited to attend and co-celebrate.

LES Italy

Contact: Federica

LES Italy will celebrate the 2013 IP Day on April 26, LES Italy will be presenting the English translation of the Italian IP Code. All the LES Italy members will receive a hard copy of the Code which may also be downloaded from the web site ( The translation of the IP Code will be useful not only for Italian companies working abroad, but also for foreign companies intending to invest in Italy.

LES Japan

Contact: Makoto Ogino, Vice President/LES Japan

LES Japan will hold a Joint Meeting between AIPLA and LES Japan on April 8th as a special event for World IP Day 2013. Please refer to the attached for the agenda of the meeting. We now expect that 26 members of AIPLA and around the same number of LES Japan members will attend the meeting.

LES Philippines

Contact: Bienvenido A. Marquez III and Anthony Peralta of the EITT committee.

LES Philippines will be celebrating the Around the World with LESI by holding a discussion on the new amendments to the IP Code of the Philippines, which amendments took effect on March 22, 2013. The speaker is Atty. Louie Calvario from the Office of the Director General of the IPO-PHL. The event will happen on April 22, 2013 from 8:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
LES Philippines will be hosting a breakfast forum on the new amendments to the Philippine Intellectual Property Code. We have invited Atty. Louie Calvario of the Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines (IPO-PHL) as our resource speaker for the said event.

The forum will be held on 22 April 2013 from 8:30-11:00 A.M. at the offices of the American Chamber of Commerce (AmCham Hall) in Makati City, Philippines. We expect various stakeholders in the Philippine intellectual property scene to attend the same. Attached is the save-the-date announcement on the forum, for your kind reference.

LES South Africa

Contact: Dr Madelein Kleyn and Zelda Snyman

LES South Africa will present an afternoon talk on:
“The value of IP in divestments and Acquisitions” on 24 April 2013 at 3 pm.

LES Turkey

Contact: Murat Idal

LES Turkey has planned to organize seminar with contribution of Turkish Patent Institute, on April, 2012 as part of LES Around the World Celebration.

Members of LES Turkey Omer Hiziroglu, Murat Idal, Ersin Dereligil & Samir Deliormanli will provide les100 lesson which is designed for those with no prior experience in licensing. It is aimed at: non-licensing professionals about to enter the field; those who are considering a career in licensing; entrepreneurs who need to understand the value of their IP; professors of entrepreneurship; and students interested in learning the basics of Intellectual Property (IP) and how to commercialize IP through licensing.

Who: The seminar is open to LES members and non-members.

Fee: The seminar is free of charge, but the number of participants for LES 100 lesson is limited to 50.

Registration: Contact

Les Turkey – Member of the year prize will be given during cocktail reception.

LES USA & Canada

Contact: Erin Murphy

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