Welcome to Licencing Executives Society (LES) – New Zealand chapter
Hi everyone, welcome to our October newsletter. It’s been a rollercoaster time planning LESANZ events with the varying levels of lockdowns; however, we can assure you, we have been working hard behind the scenes to deliver more educational sessions for you.
This month’s newsletter covers:
- The establishment of LESANZ Emerging Professionals
- Recap of our Flora and Fauna: indigenous perspectives from Aotearoa and abroad event in Wellington
- Upcoming free Zoom webinars:
- IPONZ and Clarivate: Patterns and trends in New Zealand patent activities, 10 November
- Commercialisation from a Māori perspective, 23 November
- Insights article: What’s new for New Zealand patents?
NZ is launching LESANZ Emerging Professionals!
LESANZ is developing an Emerging Professionals Committee, for young and early-career individuals in the licencing, commercialisation and IP industries. The committee are planning a New Zealand based, in-person launch event to take place on 30 November 2021 (or early 2022, pending lockdown levels and vaccination rates).
The launch will focus on networking and will also gauge interest and ideas for exciting future educational and mentoring events. The organising committee is still in development, for those interested in being part of the committee we invite you to reach out to us.
Keep an eye out for registration details, the exact date and location will be subject to Covid level restrictions. In the meantime, please socialise this with young and early career professionals in your licencing, commercialisation and IP networks.
Co-founders, Samantha Butler and Grace Holland
Contact [email protected]
Event recap: Flora and Fauna, indigenous perspectives from Aotearoa and abroad
LESANZ successfully hosted its half-day workshop on Flora and Fauna: Indigenous perspectives from Aotearoa and abroad on 14 July 2021 in Wellington with over 30 in-person and online participants from New Zealand and Australia.
Key topics included the new Plant Variety Rights Bill, the Treaty of Waitangi Flora and Fauna claim, Wai 262, New Zealand’s stance on the Nagoya Protocol, and case studies in New Zealand, Australia, Peru and India. Guest speakers provided important updates and insight to our New Zealand and Australian participants.
Thank you to our guest speakers Doug Calhoun (IP Mentor), Lynell Tuffery Huria (Consultant), Karen Waaka (IPONZ Māori Representative), Dr Jason Turuwhenua (University of Auckland) and Dr Evana Wright (University of Technology Sydney); and to our event sponsors AJ Park.
LESANZ has now produced the on-demand access to these workshops and presentations. These are now available to view, please contact the LESANZ Secretariat [email protected] for details.
IPONZ and Clarivate: Patterns and trends in New Zealand patent activities (webinar)
What are the hottest patent companies in New Zealand? Learn where and which countries New Zealanders are filing their patents. This webinar discusses the latest findings in IPONZ’s commissioned report, Survey of New Zealand’s Patent Activity. Guest speakers Gaby Cowcill (Manager of Patents and Designs, IPONZ) and Nick Solomon (Australia and New Zealand IP Solution Consultant, Clarivate) will present the report’s highlights in this short seminar.
Event details: 2.00-1.00 pm, 10 November
Free for LESANZ members
Click here to learn more details and to register.
Commercialisation from a Māori perspective (webinar)
This webinar will provide insight into aspects of the commercialisation ecosystem from a Māori perspective. Our guest speakers will discuss various topics from uplifting and engaging with indigenous communities and protecting intellectual property. Guest speakers include Kevin Shadlock (Assistant Lecturer, School of Engineering and Computer Science, Victoria University of Wellington), Dale Clarebut (CEO, Weirdly) and Grace Thomas-Edmond (Senior Associate, AJ Park).
Event details: 12.00-1.00 pm, 23 November
Free for LESANZ members
Click here to learn more details and register.
What’s new for New Zealand patents?
Our Wellington LESANZ committee members, Christine Egan and Katie Wei recently wrote an article summarising several updates in the New Zealand patent sector. Click here to read their article
Missed a past event?
LESANZ is building an educational library with recordings from past Australian and New Zealand workshops. Be sure to log into the "Communities" Section of the website and subscribe to this group to see when a new video becomes available or view the current ones.