Robert F. Held, CLP

Robert F. Held, CLP

President, Held IP, LLC and President-Elect & Chair-Elect LES (U.S.A. & Canada)

Bob has been active in LES (USA & Canada) since 1998 having served in the following roles: Chair of the Aerospace and Transportation Subcommittee of the High Tech Sector (HTS) 2006-2007; Co-Chair and co-author of the HTS Royalty Rate and Deal Terms Surveys for 2011 and 2014; Secretary of the HTS 2011-2012; Vice-Chair of the HTS 2012-2013; Chair of the HTS 2013-2014; Workshop Chair for the 2012 HTS Winter Meeting; Program Chair for the 2012 LES Annual Meeting, Program Chair for the 2013 LES Annual Meeting, and LES Trustee for Content Creation, Capture and Delivery on the LES Board of Trustees 2012-2014. Currently Bob holds the position of Regional Vice President, Policy, Standards, International & Strategic Planning on the LES Board of Directors. In addition, Bob has organized and presented workshops and mini-plenary sessions on a variety of IP topics, and is a frequent LES faculty member.

Bob is the President of Held Intellectual Property, LLC, and recently worked for TeleCommunication Systems, Inc. (TCS) in Annapolis, Maryland as the Vice President, Intellectual Asset Management, responsible for the strategic management and monetization of TCS’s IP portfolio. All assets of TCS were acquired in February 2016.  Immediately prior to joining TCS, Bob worked for Northrop Grumman Corporation, Electronic Systems Sector from 2003-2011 as the Director of the Intellectual Property & Strategic Technology Agreements business unit; and from 1998-2003 he worked at the IP firm British Technology Group (BTG) International.

Bob has been a Certified Licensing Professional (CLP) since 2008 and was named to the “IAM Strategy 300 – The World’s Leading IP Strategists” in 2015 and 2016.  Bob received his Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering degree from Villanova University and his MBA from Drexel University’s LeBow College of Business.

Best Practices in IP Licensing – Day 2

America's Cup A/B

During this two-day interactive program, you’ll hear firsthand tales from the trenches as industry experts shed light on best practices for structuring and negotiating transactions. Learn from their experiences and leave armed with the key components you need to successfully close transactions. The high teacher student ratio optimizes one-on-one interactions with the content leaders and […]

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CLP Exam Review Course

America’s Cup C

Taught by experienced CLP-certified LES members, the emphasis of this course is on the eight CLP domains, the practice exam questions, and the participants’ results. The review also includes access to our Virtual Knowledge Community, providing another opportunity for participants to review the domains and to ask questions of the LES experts. Of those who […]

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Best Practices in IP Licensing – Day 1

America's Cup A/B

During this two-day interactive program, you’ll hear firsthand tales from the trenches as industry experts shed light on best practices for structuring and negotiating transactions. Learn from their experiences and leave armed with the key components you need to successfully close transactions. The high teacher student ratio optimizes one-on-one interactions with the content leaders and […]

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I6: LES 2017 High Tech Royalty Rate Survey Results and status of EU FRAND jurisprudence based on recent Court Cases

America’s Cup C/D

This panel of international intellectual property experts will review and discuss recent trends and data extracted from the 2017 LES High Tech Royalty Rate Survey along with reviewing the data collected in the European EU FRAND court case study.

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