About The Event

Licensing specialists from a diverse, global community of practitioners from companies, law firms and institutions involved in licensing IP come together for cutting edge sessions and networking events at our incredible conference venue, the historic postal train station in the center of Berlin: Station Berlin.

Increase your knowledge about novel trends and insights in the licensing community together with us at the LESI Annual Conference 2020.

WHERE

STATION Berlin
Luckenwalder Str. 4-6
10963 Berlin, Germany

WHEN

Saturday to Wednesday
May 16 to 20, 2020


Welcome to LESI2020 - Berlin

As President of LESI I am delighted to welcome you to the next LESI Annual Meeting to be held in the wonderful city of Berlin in May 2020.

As you will read on this site, we’ve worked hard to put together a wide ranging and topical programme which will be of interest to anyone involved in the business of IP – no matter your field of interest and no matter where you are in the world.

Whether you are an existing LES Member ( or not yet ) you can’t afford to miss this LESI Annual Meeting in Berlin in May 2020. Please join us in taking the business of IP to the next level !

See you in Berlin.

Fiona

Fiona Nicolson
LESI President


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Early Bird ends January 31st!

Data as Assets

Highlights of the Conference

  • Keynote from Industry
  • Data as Assets: Overview of a present legal situation with participants from all major jurisdictions
  • Artificial intelligence as a specific challenge in industry
  • IT-Eco-Systems: licensing with major software companies participating
  • FRAND and SEP licensing with major industry participation
  • Legal overviews of recent discussions on cease- and desist claims and restriction thereto
  • Up-to-date Life Science topics
  • New challenges for knowledge transfer between public research and industry
  • Open Innovation as a challenge in international licensing
  • Licensing in trans-border joint-ventures with participants from Europe and the US
  • Workshop LESI and EPA on success stories in SMEs
  • Berlin Start-up Boot Camp jointly with Axel Springer and Porsche’s accelerator APX
  • Woman in licensing special occasion


Conference Schedule

Get a first glimpse on the topics covered
  • Day 1

    Fri, May 15, 2020

  • Join us for a fabulous reception in the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Mitte for a Get Together.
    Evening Reception
    Where
    Hotel Lobby, Crowne Plaza

  • Day 2

    Sat, May 16, 2020

  • Join us at the Crowne Plaza for the IMDM
    Mini Breakout
    Plenary
    Workshop
    Where
    Crowne Plaza Hotel (Mitte), several meeting rooms

  • We're heading for an exceptional dining experience at the famous rooftop restaurant on top of the German parliament (Deutscher Bundestag). Please make sure to contact the conference management early if you want to participate in this event since seats are limited and ID cards have to be checked beforehand for security reasons.
    Evening Reception
    Where
    Käfer Rooftop Restaurant, Deutscher Bundestag

  • Day 3

    Sun, May 17, 2020

  • Join all the participants of the IMDM plus all the LESI2020 attendees and speakers for a warm welcome at the Station, Berlin.
    Evening Reception
    Where
    Station, Berlin

  • Day 4

    Mon, May 18, 2020

  • Registration, Welcome Speeches, Keynote, High Quality Panel on "Data as Assets"
    Plenary
    Where
    Station, Berlin

  • We plan to cover the following topics: SEPs/Compulsory Licensing, Injunctions, Artificial Intelligence, Industry Focus: IP & Licensing, IT-Eco-Systems
    Mini Breakout
    Plenary
    Workshop
    Where
    Station, Berlin

  • We have the exceptional opportunity to dine, network, meet and greet in the surrounding of the Naturkundemuseum, right under the dinosaur bones.
    Evening Reception
    Where
    Naturkundemuseum, Berlin

  • Day 5

    Tue, May 19, 2020

  • New Developments Challenging International Licensing
    Plenary
    Workshop
    Where
    Station, Berlin

  • Taxes and intra-group licensing, Legal Challenges in International Licensing, LESI and EPA, Berlin Start-up Boot Camp
    Workshop
    Where
    Station, Berlin

  • The festive highlight of the conference: dining like the prussian kings did in midst of orange trees in the wolrd renowned ambience of palace Charlottenburg. A true once in a lifetime experience.
    Evening Reception
    Where
    Schloss Charlottenburg, Berlin

  • Day 6

    Wed, May 20, 2020

  • How to Protect your Intra-Company Know-how
    Workshop
    Where
    Station, Berlin

Sponsors & Congress Management

Here are our valued sponsors. Without them we couldn't make it happen.
Sponsor Yusarn Audrey
Sponsor Wildranger
Serviva

Location

STATION Berlin
Luckenwalder Str. 4-6
10963 Berlin, Germany

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