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.

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2016 Call for Entries!


What's in it for YOU?

2016 Competition Timeline

Nov. 16, 2015 – Dec. 31, 2015 Register at to receive an LES IP Business Mentor and access to IP Tool Box
Jan. 2, 2016–Feb. 1, 2016 Business Plan Submission
Mar. 2, 2016 Finalists announced
Apr. 25, 2016 Virtual Competition Finals with At-Large Judges Around the World

Call for Entries

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.