San Francisco from the Golden Gate Bridge

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Welcome to the LES San Francisco Chapter

Mission Statement

Licensing is a core aspect of business for many San Francisco Bay Area companies. The LES San Francisco Chapter (SFC) is focused on bringing together licensing professionals from an array of industries and drawing upon the significant practice knowledge and intellectual capital in the Bay Area. SFC is dedicated to providing current, content-rich topics of discussion that both inform the licensing community and emphasize networking.

Our goals are to:

  • Provide professionals of all industries with quarterly educational programs related to licensing
  • Provide updates on ever-changing legal aspects of licensing
  • Create networking opportunities for business executives, lawyers, consultants, engineers, scientists, professors and government representatives
  • Improve and enhance the skills and techniques involved in intellectual property licensing, management, compliance and enforcement

Our meetings are open to both LES Members and non-members. Questions about upcoming events may be directed to any of our Chapter Chairs. Most sessions will qualify for Continuing Legal Education (CLE) credit for attorneys.

Membership

LES annual membership dues are $290 per year which qualifies you for lower rates on local meetings, discounts on seasonal and annual meetings, and access to an array of licensing resources through the LES and SFC. Join LES and participate in the LES San Francisco Chapter today!

San Francisco Chapter Leadership

Co-Chair

Mr. George C. Sawyer
Client Executive
Evalueserve
2382 Tiffin Road
Oakland, CA 94602
Phone: (925) 280-1220
Fax: (510) 291-9757
Email: george.sawyer@evalueserve.com

Co-Chair

Mr. Neil A. Smith
Attorney
Ropers Majeski, Kohn & Bentley
50 West San Fernando Street
Suite 1400
San Jose, CA 95113-2429
Email: nsmith@rmkb.com

Marketing Chair

Rob Warner
Director
FTI Consulting
One Front Street
Suite 1600
San Francisco, CA 94111
Phone: (415) 283-4262
Email: rob.warner@fticonsulting.com

Program Chair

Ryan Koppelman
Partner
Alston & Bird LLP
275 Middlefield Road
Suite 150
Menlo Park, CA 94025-4008
Phone: 650-838-2009
Email: ryan.koppelman@alston.com

Logistics Chair

Mrs. Hannah Wu
Manager
PricewaterhouseCoopers
3 Embarcadero Center
20th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94111
Phone: (415) 498-5666
Email: hannah.k.wu@us.pwc.com