Mentoring Tomorrow's IP Licensing Leaders

As the world’s reliance on innovation escalates, the LES Foundation is helping to ready the next generation of industry professionals through mentorship and educational programs that build intellectual property (IP) and licensing know how.

We Have Our Winners!

$10,000 Grand Prize Winner

Wavve Stream, University of Houston

$5,000 LES International Global Award Recipient

Maieutic, University of Waterloo

LES Members' Choice Award

TriboTEX, Washington State University

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View all of the 2015 finalists!

Why Choose the LES Foundation Competition?


Frank Barnes Mentor Award

The Frank Barnes Mentor Award is an annual award given to a deserving executive, who has, like Frank Barnes, mentored many licensing executives. This award will be presented each year at the LES (USA & Canada) Annual Meeting.