Grow Your Business with LES


500+ Intellectual Capital and Technology Transfer Executives

Join us in the Arizona desert for 3+ days of networking, learning and growing your business.


Your clients, prospects and competitors will be there. Will you?

The JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort offers LES attendees a convenient, professional and beautiful environment for the 2019 Annual Meeting. The plenary sessions, exhibits area (location for breakfasts and breaks) and workshops are all located next to each other on the same level.


Become a GEM Level Sponsor at the 2019 Annual Meeting and ensure your brand and message will be noticed by our influential and innovative audience. Combine any number of sponsorship options below to reach the various levels of spend and receive the corresponding level of Gem Sponsor recognition. 

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Sponsorship Opportunities

ALL SPONSORSHIPS BELOW INCLUDE: recognition on LES website, pre and post event emails, event program, event mobile application, on-site signage, sponsor ribbons for staff

Lanyards - $15,000 - Exclusive - Sponsored by: ROBIC

The best promotional item is one that gets used, and no item gets more use or exposure than the lanyard for the name badges worn by everyone at the conference. (Item to be co-branded with LES, produced by LES.)


Opening Plenary Session - $15,000 - Exclusive (Monday)

Capture the attention of attendees before and during one of the most anticipated events of the entire conference. Be the host of the Keynote Speaker, Makan Delrahim, Assistant Attorney General, Antitrust Division, U.S. Department of Justice, and you can guarantee yourself great exposure to the most captivated audience. Expected attendance: 500+ Sponsorship includes: 1 minute sponsor thank you, opportunity to introduce speaker 


Padfolios - $15,000 - Exclusive

Show your support by sponsoring the official Conference Padfolio! Each attendee will receive this item during registration and are sure use it throughout the event, as well as when they return to the office. 


Wednesday Morning Plenary Session - $10,000 - Exclusive (Wednesday)

Featuring the "father of the Internet," Vint Cerf, Chief Internet Evangelist at Google and Internet Pioneer, this session provides you with unmatched exposure in a session that will surely attract attention. Expected attendance: 300+. Sponsorship includes: 1 minute sponsor thank you, opportunity to introduce speaker 


Conference Flash Drives - SOLD: Sponsored by: Finjan 

Make an impression that will last as long as the Conference Flash Drive by putting your logo on the most popular and visible giveaway used by conference attendees. Sponsorship includes: one (1) 10MB file (video, .pdf). (Item to be produced by LES.)

Conference WiFi - SOLD: Sponsored by: Banner & Witcoff

Help attendees stay connected at the conference by sponsoring the Conference WiFi. Provide attendees with access and be graciously recognized at the hot spots throughout the Summit. Sponsorship includes: opportunity to name the network and password


Luncheon - Business Meeting & Deals of Distinction Awards - SOLD: Sponsored by McKool Smith

Hosting this luncheon is a targeted opportunity to make a lasting impression.  Add your giveaways or other marketing techniques to draw extra attention to your company and this luncheon can get you the exposure you’re looking for. Expected attendance: 500+. Sponsorship includes: 1 minute sponsor thank you


Luncheon & Keynote Speaker (Tuesday) - SOLD: Sponsored by Amster, Rothstein & Ebenstein LLP

This Luncheon and keynote speaker, Shaloo Garg, Managing Director at Microsoft for Startup, offers attendees moments of reflection and inspiration  and feature some of the largest captive audiences at the event. 

Expected attendance: 500+. Sponsorship includes: 1 minute sponsor thank you, opportunity to introduce speaker 


Hotel Key Cards - SOLD: Sponsored by: ACACIA 

How many times do you use your room key? Gain unprecedented exposure with attendees by having your company’s logo and brand message on their hotel key cards.


Mobile App - $7,500 - Exclusive

The conference Mobile App helps attendees navigate conference educational and networking opportunities, as well as provides an easy-to-use environment to connect with peers. Sponsor this powerful tool and position your company in the forefront of innovation and technology trends. 


Women in Licensing Breakfast - $7,500 - Exclusive

This special breakfast features a speaker and focuses on supporting and advancing women in the Licensing industry. This sponsorship is the perfect way to align your company with this initiative and also to get a chance to meet many of the exceptional women of LES. 

Expected attendance: 150. Sponsorship includes: 1 minute sponsor thank you


Concurrent Workshops - $7,000 - 8 Workshops per day, Exclusive for each day (Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday)

These sessions feature multiple short-format, interactive learning sessions over 3 days of the Annual Meeting, and are a great way to position your company as an innovation leader in the minds of our attendees. Sponsorship includes: logo recognition during all workshops during one day


Board of Directors Dinner - SOLD: Sponsored by Womble, Bond, Dickinson (US) LLP


Breakfast - SOLD: Ericsson
There's no better way to get your message across to attendees than with that first cup of coffee. Help them get their day started right before a long day of learning. Expected attendance: 400+


Charging Station - $5,000 (4 available)

Provide a place for attendees to recharge their devices throughout the conference: a much needed and appreciated service. Sponsorship includes: opportunity to brand the charging station with your logo and company artwork/colors, opportunity to provide a video that will be looped on the charging station screen. 


Closing Reception - $5,000 (1 or 2 sponsor slots available) Sponsored by: STROOCK

Wrap up the conference in style by sponsoring the Closing Reception. 

Expected attendance: 400+. Sponsorship includes: Opportunity to provide giveaway/promo item, logo recognition during reception


Conference Pens - $5,000 - Exclusive

Elevate your visibility at the conference by placing your company logo and brand message on the conference pens which will be distributed to all attendees in the conference tote bags.


Conference Tote Bags - Pricing TBD. Please contact us for details - Exclusive: Sponsored by Greenblum & Bernstein 

Another great way to put your brand message in front of conference attendees is by sponsoring the Conference Tote Bags. Each attendee will receive a tote bag branded with your company logo or brand message at registration, and attendees often use these bags throughout the conference to carry their belongings and all of the fun giveaways they pick up throughout the event.


New Member & First-time Attendees Reception - $5,000 - Exclusive (Sunday)
This exciting event is the perfect way to make your mark on conference newbies by being one of the first sponsors they see during the event. Capitalize on the excitement and be the exclusive sponsor of this reception. Attendance 100+


Sector Receptions & Cocktail Competition - $5,000 (1/4 slots available): Sponsored by: Procopio, Lexis Nexis IP, STROOCK

Everyone loves a little competition among friends and colleagues, especially when it involves cocktails! Sponsor these memorable receptions as attendees group up by sectors to network and share knowledge related to their industries. Sectors include: Chemicals/Energy/Environment and Materials, High Technology, Life Sciences, Industry/University/Government Interface, Life Sciences and Consumer Products.

Welcome Reception - $5,000 (3/4 available) (Sunday): Sponsored by: Finnegan, STROOCK, InterDigital 

Help kick off the conference in style! The Welcome Reception provides your organization with an ideal opportunity to connect with attendees during one of the most exciting times of the conference. As the sponsor of this prominent option, you’ll be noticed by everyone and recognized as a major industry player. Include some promotional items and giveaways and you’ll up your wow factor. Expected attendance: 400+. Sponsorship includes: Opportunity to provide giveaway/promo item, logo recognition during reception


Young Members' Congress Reception - $5,000 - (2/4 available) (Sunday) Sponsored by: Dumont, ROBIC

Sponsor the Young Members' Congress Reception and gain access to all of the fresh faces in the industry. Share your brand message as these Young Members build new relationships. Sponsorship includes: logo recognition during the reception, opportunity to provide a giveaway/promo item

Sessions - $3,500.00 3 Available, Exclusive for each day (Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday)

Position yourself as a thought leader by aligning your brand with the educational sessions. Sponsors will have recognition at all sessions in a single day, giving your company unprecedented exposure as a knowledge leader in the industry. 

Networking Breaks – 2 Breaks per day
     Monday - $2,500 Exclusive 
     Tuesday (Extended Day) - SOLD: Sponsored by: FTI Consulting
     Wednesday - $2,500 Exclusive

Sponsorship includes: opportunity to place handouts/promo items on tables in the Networking Break room(s)

5K Fun Run - $1,500 - Exclusive (Tuesday)
Sponsor this fun gathering and gain access to arguably some of the most ambitious attendees of the event. Reward these go-getters by providing snacks and beverages to fuel up before and recover after the run and your brand message is sure to make a lasting impression. Attendance: 35+ Sponsorship includes: opportunity to feature your company logo on shirts for participants


For more than 50 years, the Licensing Executives Society (LES) has been the leading association for intellectual property, technology, and business development professionals to achieve professional and personal success. Whether you are new to licensing or an experienced licensing executive, LES is your professional home.

LES is a welcoming business community that empowers, connects, and celebrates IP professionals through: Education, Best Practices, Networking, Participation and Mentoring.

Is LES a good fit

for you?

LES and it's members should be attractive to you if you work in any of the following areas:

Competitive Intelligence

Corporate Licensing/Business Development

IP and Technology Commercialization

IP Project and Portfolio Management

IP Tools and Technology Solutions/Software

Legal Services

Patent Application Services

Patent Brokerage

Patent Intelligence Services

Patent Search
Patent Translation Services
Research and Development
Risk Assurance
Royalty Audits
Statistical Modeling and Analytics
Talent Acquisition and Recruitment
Technology Transfer
University and Government Interface

Valuation Services


Grow your business with LES.

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Christine Nolan