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Vol. LIII No. 3

September 2018





Societies’ News




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Best Practices For Creative Industries Explored In Hong Kong


harmaine Koo, President of LES China Hong Kong (LESCHK), was invited to speak at an APEC Workshop on June 15, 2018. Promoting the Best Practices in Licensing for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs) in Creative Industries, “Legal Issues in Acquisition / Licensing of Film and TV Copyright” was the topic and she was invited by the Intellectual Property Department of the HKSAR Government. This workshop aimed to build SMEs’ capacity in creative industries and to promote the best practices of intellectual property (IP) licensing as their commercialization strategies. It highlighted the latest developments of licensing and the support measures of the governments; explored the best practices and management tools, strategies and business models of the industries; shared the success stories in licensing, as well as discussed IP enforcement and dispute resolution. Riding on the invaluable experience of the three speakers, SMEs were able to gain practical knowledge in IP licensing and enhance their competitiveness in the global marketplace. Charmaine, together with Mr. Kyoung-ill Hwang (General Manager of Copyright Team, CJ E&M) and Mr. Gerardo Muñoz De Cote (IP Chief Counsel, Grupo Televisa, S.A.B), spoke at the “Business Models in Music/Film/Television Industries” session. They shared their insights on copyright and brand licensing opportunities across different disciplines of the creative industries. The discussion showcased different licensing possibilities and business models applied in music, film, TV, animation, character merchandising and game industries and how these industries achieve the best possible results from IP licensing. LESCHK, continued on Page 6

Speakers from left: Kyoung-ill Hwang, Gerardo Muñoz De Cote, Yvonne Chua, Charmaine Koo.


Reviews G L O B A L L Y

President’s Message

By François Painchaud, President, LES International

Dear Friends, This new LESI year began intensely with the hard work of rallying all the National Societies in the Life Sciences Royalty Rate Survey led by LES (U.S.A. and Canada), and getting over the new privacy regulations. Of special note were the new European regulations which were practically coming into force at the same time as the Survey. Our goal is almost achieved, and if you think you can contribute to the Survey please contact Elizabeth Gildea at If you prefer you can send your e-mail directly to me at and I will ensure that it gets to the right place. Again, thank you for your efforts (members and Societies) for being proactive within the LES family. The diversity of entities, cultures and personalities is our very core advantage, but also our membership incentive and benefits. That is what I observed during my first international visits as President at the Annual Meeting of LES Britain & Ireland (Dublin), the Annual Meeting President, continued on Page 2

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Inside LES Global News Highlights –Pages 1, 2 & 14 Society News, Committee Reports –Pages 14, 15, 18-21

Meetings & Delegates, Advertisers –Pages 4, 5, 8, 9, 14, 22, 23

Book Review —Page 3

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of LES Japan (Sapporo) and my visit to the LES Hong Kong Chapter of LES China. The conferences and meetings were a great success and I was proud to make the most of these opportunities to learn more about our dedicated members in a friendly atmosphere (as always). This September, my travels as President also brought me to Stockholm to assist at the LES Scandinavia Annual Meeting, where discussions on creativity and law practises were on the agenda. We had many great speakers, all willing to share their vision and experience. The key point of this conference was to find the place for Artificial Intelligence (AI) within your profession and try to see solutions to immediate problems in law and business that apply to this new disruptive field. As I stated in a “live interview” on Facebook during the conference, law always reacts to business issues, even if it takes time, many legal regimes will find their solution, and jurisdictions may end up with good solutions that will make their way through the system. But no matter what we know, that business will drive on. Our responsibility as IP specialist is to ease these kinds of transitions and to see potentials where others see threats. It was thrilling to see evidence of our strengths with the promotion of best practices and spreading experiences. Sharing, jointly, our values will remain the key asset for the LESI family, which I am proud to be part of. As I am writing these few notes, my road is bringing me to the LES Turkey IP Camp in Izmir, where, again, business will intermingle with IP. The program already looks interesting, kudos to the organizers! I am firmly convinced that our collaboration can bring us all to the next level and will help us face and understand the few revolutions all around us. Let’s go further…new opportunities are opening up for those who are willing to take them. See you soon! ■ François speaking to LES Japan. François with LES Britain & Ireland leaders in Dublin.

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LES leaders enjoy tea in Sapporo. (See his visit to LES Hong Kong on Page 7.)


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President President-Elect Past-President Vice-President Vice-President

François Painchaud Fiona Nicolson Peter Hess Tatiana Campello Pamela Cox

Vice-President Vice-President Secretary Treasurer Legal Counsel

Society Officers

Delegates Japan Andean Community Enrique Berckholtz Katsumi Harashima Renzo Leonello Scavia Yorikatsu Hohokabe Arab Countries Ichiro Nakatomi Makoto Ogino Nabil Salame Junko Sugimura Renad Noubani Korea Argentina Kwang Jun Kim Gustavo Giay Darby (YuYeon) Park Fernando Noetinger Australia & New Zealand Malaysia Albert Ferraloro Pauline Khor Duncan Ferguson Brian Law Yoo Foo Mark Pullen Mexico Austria Abraham Alegria Karin Hofmann Jose Luis Solleiro Andreas Pföstl Philippines Benelux Leslie Anne Cruz William (Bill) Bird Trinidad Villareal Laura MacDonald Poland Achim Krebs Marek Lazewski Brazil Alicja Rogozinska Cândida Ribeiro Caffé Russia Marcela Trigo Margarita Divina Britain & Ireland Natalia Karpova Simon Chalkley Scandinavia Hayley French Morten Balle Colin Hunsley Jennifer Pierce Martin Draebye Gantzhorn Kaisa Fahllund Chile Fernando Garcia Singapore Gonzalo Sánchez Yu Sarn Chiew Sheena Jacob China Yibin Feng South Africa Anita Leung Johan Du Preez Ningling Wang Pieter Venter Chinese Taipei Spain & Portugal John R. Alison José Miguel Lissén Hong-Dar Lin Antonio Tavira Czech Republic & Slovakia Switzerland Vojtech Chloupek Markus Ineichen Milos Hraba Raymond Reuteler France Martin Schneider André-Pascal Chauvin Turkey Anne-Charlotte Le Bihan Patrick Pierre Murat Idal Laurance Le Texier Arda Karaduman Germany U.S.A. and Canada Christian W. Appelt Ned Barlas Ingo Bruckner Allen Baum Heinz Goddar Pam Cox Jochen Schäefer Ted Cross Guido von Scheffer Pam Demain Mathias Zintler Tom Filarski Hungary Bob Gruetzmacher Michael Lantos Ron Grudziecki Katalin Szamosi Gary Keller India Russell Levine Santosh Mohanty Keith Lutsch Richa Pandey Stasia Ogden Dwight Olson Israel Brian O‘Shaughnessy Tessa Malamud Liad Whatstein Janet Pioli Paul Roberts Italy Art Rose Giovanni Grippiotti Henry Ward Mattia Dalla Costa Jeff Whittle Mario Traverso


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Christopher Shaowei Jean-Christophe Troussel Rob McInnes John Paul KJ Kim and Russell Levine

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President Renzo SCAVIA Talal ABU-GHAZALEH Gustavo P. GIAY Albert FERRALORO Alexander CIZEK William E. BIRD Marcela TRIGO Simon CHALKLEY Fernando GARCÍA Charmaine KOO Zhongqi ZHOU John R. ALISON Petra de BRANTES(Korejzová) Anne-Charlotte LE BIHAN Christian W. APPELT István MOLNÁR Raj HIRWANI Hananel KVATINSKY Mattia DALLA COSTA Makoto OGINO Kwang Jun KIM Michelle Loi Choi YOKE Hector E. CHAGOYA Anthony B. PERALTA Alicja ROGOZINSKA Vitaliy KASTALSKIY Per ERICSSON George HWANG Madelein KLEIN Susana Bayon PLAZA Raymond REUTELER Alan ADCOCK Murat IDAL BILL ELKINGTON

Secretary Enrique BERCKHOLTZ Nabil SALAMÉ Ignacio Maria BERETERBIDE Michael COSSETTO Thomas ADOCKER Jurriaan JANSEN Cedric SIKANDAR Colin HUNSLEY Francesca RODRIGUEZ Michael LIN Aimin HUO Horng-Dar LIN Denisa ŠVECOVÁ Patrick PIERRE Stephanie PAUTKE Zsófia KEREPESI Richa PANDEY Dalit SAGIV Dario PASCHETTA Masaki HATANO Dookyu KIM Dennis Tan Boon LENG Manuel MARQUEZ Celyne Klaire L. ESDEN Jakub MROZOWSKI Sergey DOROFEEV Olli PEKONEN Lionel TAN Darren MARGO José Miguel LISSÉN Stefan KOHLER Darani VACHANAVUTTIVONG Evren BUKULMEZ Kevin SPIVAK

les Nouvelles Volume LIII Number 3 (ISSN 0270-174X) les Nouvelles is published quarterly by the Licensing Executives Society International (LESI). LESI is an association of 33 National and Regional Societies, each composed of individual members who are engaged in the profession of licensing and other aspects of transferring or profiting from intellectual property. Subscription to the journal is included in the membership dues paid by all members. Subscription for the print publication is available to non-members for US$250/year. Please contact the Editor for further details or go to The articles published in les Nouvelles reflect the views of the authors and not of the Society as an association or its officers. Material printed in the journal is covered by copyright. No parts of this publication may be reproduced, displayed or transmitted in any form, without prior permission from the Editor or Board of LESI. A peer review and evaluation system is used to maintain the scholarly nature of the material published in this journal. All articles submitted for publication are reviewed and evaluated by members of the Editorial Review Board (ERB). The ERB members are chosen for their expertise in the fields of licensing and intellectual property. All evaluations are reviewed in a double-blind fashion to remove any bias in the results. The final decision on publication rests with the editor. A guideline for authors can be found on our Web site at the following address: advertise.asp#submission Copyright ©2018 Licensing Executives Society International. DEADLINES FOR les Nouvelles: Copy for publication in les Nouvelles should be received by the Editor-in-Chief as far as possible in advance of the final deadlines, January 1, April 1, July 1 and October 1. Articles for the white pages are reviewed by the LES Editorial Review Board, and they are published as soon as possible after acceptance. All materials are to be submitted electronically in either MS Word or Text Only format.

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November 12-13 LES Benelux Licensing Course 2018 The Hague Netherlands


Mattia Dalla Costa Natalie Raffoul Martin Schneider

External Relations

Audrey Yap

September 9-11 LES Scandinavia Annual Conference 2018 Stockholm Sweden

November 13-15 Asia-Pacific Conference 2018 Mumbai India


Jim Sobieraj

IP Maintenance

Rinaldo Plebani Michael Lechter


September 21 YMC 4th Pan-American Meeting Cancun, Mexico

October 20–23 LES (U.S.A. and Canada) 2019 Annual Meeting Marriott Desert Ridge Resort & Spa Phoenix, Arizona U.S.A.

Russell Levine Kwang Jun Kim

Long-Range Planning

Emmanuel Gougé Sherry Rollo David Swain


Hayley French Laura MacDonald


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Hector Chagoya Rodolfo Martinez


October 14-17 LES (U.S.A. and Canada) 2018 Annual Meeting Boston, Massachusetts U.S.A.


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High Tech

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Gary Keller Hayley French


Copyright Licensing

Ken McKay Abraham Alegria

Dispute Resolution

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Patent & Tech Licensing

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Regional Americas

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LES 2018 Annual Meeting OCTOBER 14-17 SCHEDULE AT-A-GLANCE Session times and locations subject to change | Visit:


Track 4: Advanced Telecommunications Licensing 4G, 5G& LTE for Automobiles — How to Create an Efficient Process?

8:00 am – 5:00 pm Negotiations Skills — Day 1


Track 5: Real World IP Due Diligence: Managing Risk & Avoiding Disaster in Real Time (And on Budget)

8:00 am – 5:00 pm Negotiations Skills— Day 2 8:00 am – 5:15 pm IP Business Basics 101 8:30 am – 12:30 pm Board of Directors Meeting 9:00 am – 7:30 pm REGISTRATION OPEN 12:30 pm – 4:30 pm C-Suite Summit (Invitation Only) 12:30pm – 1:30pm LES Board of Directors Luncheon (Invitation only)

1:30 pm – 4:30 pm LES Standards Pre-Meeting Workshops ▶ IP Valuation ▶ Intangible Assets in the Boardroom

1:30 pm – 4:30 pm LESI Board Meeting 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm Past President’s Roundtable 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm Orientation & Speed Mentoring for New Members & First Time Attendees—How to get more Involved with LES Hosted by Young Members Congress

6:30 pm – 8:00 pm Welcome Reception & Annual Chapter Awards

MONDAY, OCTOBER 15 7:00 am – 6:00 pm REGISTRATION OPEN 7:00 am – 8:45 am Networking Breakfast 7:30 am – 8:45 am LES Standards Group Meetings 7:30 am – 5:30 pm Exhibit Hall Open

11:45 am – 12:00 pm Transition Break

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INNOVATION 7:30 am – 8:45 am Diversity in Licensing Breakfast —“Work Smart” Hosted by: The Women in Licensing Committee

8:45 am – 10:00 am OPENING PLENARY— FIRESIDE CHAT Advancing Innovation Through a Renewal of Trust 10:00 am – 12:00 pm Power Networking “One-on-One” 10:00 am – 10:30 am Networking Break 11:00 am – 12:00 pm Education Committee Meeting 10:30 am – 11:45 am SPOTLIGHT PLENARY SESSIONS Track 1: Funding Start-Ups —The Boston Perspective Track 2: IP Licensing in Vector-Based Gene Therapy Track 3: Increasing ROI for Government Funded Research: A Call to Action

12:00 pm – 1:30 pm Annual Business Meeting & Deals of Distinction Awards Luncheon 1:30 pm – 2:45 pm SPOTLIGHT PLENARY SESSIONS Track 1: Accessing Early Innovation Through Open & External Innovation Models Track 2: IIOT: Enabling a Surge in Industrial Productivity Track 3: Us or Them: Who is Going to Set Standards for Licensing? Track 4: Supercharging Academic-Industry Deals with Hidden Values

2:00 pm – 5:00 pm CLP Board Meeting 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm Train the Trainer 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm Power Networking “One-on-One” 2:45 pm – 3:00 pm Transition Break 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm WORKSHOP SESSIONS Track 1: Patenting Machine Learning Track 2: Connecting Life Sciences IP to Business Development Track 3: 2018 Tax Consequences: Organizational Coordination of IP Monetization & Tax Planning Track 4: The Joint Chiefs’ Guide to Preparing for Patent War

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LES 2018 Annual Meeting OCTOBER 14-17 SCHEDULE AT-A-GLANCE Session times and locations subject to change | Visit: MONDAY, OCTOBER 15 | CONTINUED

11:45 am – 12:00 pm Transition Break

4:30 pm – 5:30 pm WORKSHOP SESSIONS

12:00 pm – 1:30 pm Chairman’s Luncheon

Track 1: Strategic Innovations in Academia Track 2: IP Strategy High Tech War Game Track 3: Leverage Licensing for Revenue: Punch Above Your Weight Track 4: 2018 Life Sciences Partnering Performance and Reputation Survey Results and Panel Discussion

5:00 pm - 6:30 pm Women in Licensing Mixer & Guided Networking Event 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm VIP Sponsors & Exhibitor Appreciation Toast 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm Evening Wine & Networking Cocktail Hour

1:30 pm – 2:45 pm PLENARY PANEL SESSIONS Track 1: When “Not” Becomes Hot: Big Pharma’s Evolving Shopping List Track 2: Maximizing IP Value & Minimizing IP Risk in M&A Transactions

5:30 pm – 6:30 pm Cocktail Hour 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm Sector Crawl Event

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 17 8:00 am – 5:00 pm REGISTRATION OPEN 7:45 am – 8:30 am Networking Breakfast 8:00 am – 11:00 am Exhibit Hall Open

Track 3: Driving Consumer Product Value through Innovation & Licensing

8:30 am – 10:00 am PLENARY PANEL SESSION

Track 4: Data Sharing + Licensing Agreements: Partnerships Across Sectors

10:00 am – 11:00 pm Power Networking “One-on-One”

IP Protection in the Blockchain Industry

2:30 pm – 3:30 pm Standards Advisory Board Meeting

10:00 am – 10:30 am Networking Break

3:00 pm – 4:00 pm WORKSHOP SESSIONS

10:30 am – 11:45 am WORKSHOP SESSIONS

Track 1: What is Big Data & Why Does It Matter?

Track 1: Top 10 Court Decisions of 2018 Affecting Licensing

7:30 pm – 10:00 pm Frank Barnes Award Presentation & Evening Celebration “LES Supper Club”

Track 2: Immuno-Oncology’s Promise & Peril: The Embarrassment of IO Riches & Implications to Investment, Clinical Development, and Deal-Making

Track 2: Getting My Product/Technology Reviewed by Big Pharma


Track 3: IP Issues in Strategic Alliances, Joint Ventures, and Joint Development

6:30 am – 7:30 am LES Fun Run 7:00 am – 5:00 pm REGISTRATION OPEN 7:45 am – 8:30 am Networking Breakfast 8:00 am – 5:00 pm Exhibit Hall Open 8:30 am – 10:00 am PLENARY SESSION Digital Health: The Intersection of Life Sciences & Technology 10:00 am – 12:00 pm Power Networking “One-on-One” 10:00 am – 10:30 am Transition Break 10:30 am – 11:45 am SPOTLIGHT PLENARY SESSIONS Track 1: 2038: Long-Term Insight into the Future of the Licensing Practice Track 2: Best Practices in License Portfolio Management: Assuring Receipt of Full Value Track 3: Beyond “Deals of Distinction”— Lessons Learned & Best Practices: What Happened after the Ink was Dry? Track 4: Navigating Standard Essential Patents Issues Through International Waters Track 5: Accessing Early Innovation Through Open & External Innovation Models

Track 4: Blockchain: Early Stage Technology Valuation in a Media Hyped Market

2:00 pm – 6:00 pm Power Networking “One-on-One” 3:30pm – 4:30pm 2019 Annual Meeting Planning Committee Meeting 4:00 pm – 4:30 pm Networking Break 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm WORKSHOP SESSIONS Track 1: Madey, Myriad, Mayo, and Mohawk Tribe: Understanding Court Decisions That Have Shaped Technology Transfer & Academic Licensing Track 2: Intellectual Property Licensing in the Shadow of Bankruptcy Track 3: Business of Intellectual Property & the Supply Chain Track 4: Trade Secrets on the Rise — Protecting Trade Secrets in the Global Economy Track 5: Managing Cross Border IP Enforcement: Hot Topic Issues in the United States, Canada, and Europe

Track 3: Recent Developments & Best Practices in Determining Patent Damages Track 4: Identifying Emerging Technologies via Data & IP Analytics

11:45 am – 12:00 pm Transition Break 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm Sector Business Meetings & Luncheons 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm WORKSHOP SESSIONS Track 1: Ethics in Negotiation Track 2: Cross- Cross-Functional Collaboration to Protect IP in the Supply Chain — Part I Track 3: Career Paths for Dealmakers: A Ladder or a Jungle Gym?

2:00 pm – 4:00 pm Professional Headshot Studio 2:00 pm – 4:30 pm Chapter Leadership Training 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm Closing Networking Reception

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 18 8:00 am – 1:00 pm 2019 LES Board Meeting 8:00 am – 5:30 pm CLP Exam Review Course

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YMC Mentoring Breakfast

9:30 AM

Welcome and opening remarks

9:50 AM

Keynote conference on Emerging Technologies: Artificial Intelligence, Blockchain, Internet of Things (IoT), Big Data, 3D Printing, and more... Networking break

10:30 AM 11:00 AM 12:00 PM

Panel: Mexico, USA, Canada, Latam, EU & Asia on the protection of emerging technologies. Conversation about technology valuation: Best practices and alternatives for valuating emerging technologies.

1:00 PM

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1:10 PM

YMC Networking Lunch

2:30 PM

Panel: Challenges for transferring emerging technologies from universities and public institutions to industry. Panel: Inventorship and ownership of Artificial Intelligence implementation and machine learning. Networking break

3:30 PM 4:30 PM

6:00 PM

Working Groups Session: YMC’s assess how emerging technologies are shaping the technology transfer profession. Closing remarks

8:00 PM

YMC Networking Dinner

5:00 PM

Certified Licensing Professional (CLP) Exam Review Course Offered on Saturday, September 22, 2018 Tulum Room, Hotel Presidente InterContinenal Resort, from 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM. Registration for LES Members and Non-members: USD 795. Breakfast, lunch and coffee/snacks are included in registration.

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