The LES Foundation: Mentoring Tomorrow's IP Licensing Leaders

The LES Foundation was established in 2000 by the Licensing Executives Society, (USA & Canada), Inc., to increase awareness and understanding of the licensing of intellectual property rights (IP) and to communicate the critical role licensing plays in bringing creations and innovation to the commercial marketplace.


The Foundation actively works to promote mentorship and to educate young professionals about the world of IP licensing through two key programs:

These programs offer IP education, professional networking and valuable mentorship opportunities aimed at fostering the development of tomorrow’s licensing leaders.


The Foundation is a not-for-profit, 501c(3) corporation. Its activities are funded through generous contributions from LES (USA & Canada), Inc., and LES International, as well as important corporate and individual donations.

The Foundation would welcome your tax-deductible contribution to help support its important work.


The Foundation is a wholly-owned subsidiary of LES (USA & Canada), Inc., and is governed by a Board of Directors who are all current members of the organization.

LES (USA & Canada) Inc., is the preeminent professional organization in the field of IP transfer and commercialization in the U.S.A. and Canada. It is one of over 32 member societies of the Licensing Executives Society International (LESI), which has over 12,000 members in 97 countries worldwide.