University of New Hampshire

School of Law

School of Law

Licensing Executives Society (LES)

Licensing Executives Society at UNH Law, a student organization

About us

The University of New Hampshire School of Law (UNH Law) student chapter of the Licensing Executives Society (LES) is the first and only law school chapter in the U.S, and is open to all students at the law school. The mission of LES Chapter at UNH Law is to offer law students access to the LES U.S.A. structure, and facilitate the mission of the LES U.S.A.

We are committed to educating our members the economic significance of licensing of any form of intellectual property, and regarding the current laws and any changes in laws in the U.S. and worldwide, which affect technology transfer and licensing of intellectual property rights. We will foster this awareness through seminars, workshops, presentations, discussions, and mentorship.

We further encourage, facilitate, and support our member’s involvement in LES U.S.A. and international meetings and seminars, both at national and regional levels.  This student chapter hopes to bring national recognition to UNH School of Law students through these learning and networking opportunities.

Join LES

LES membership gives you exclusive access to resources and benefits such as:

  1. Professional and learning opportunities
  2. Thinking cross-discipline (law, business, and technology)
  3. Networking opportunities with fellow members and licensing experts
  4. Peer-to-peer learning
  5. Access to massive collection of latest licensing news and best licensing practices across the world

LES members demographics

We have 1L, 2L, 3L, LLM, and Master students of UNH School of Law as our members.

LES leadership positions for 2014-2015


Mr. Bernardo Lima de Athayde

The current President is Mr. Bernardo Lima de Athayde, LL.M. '15.

The president is the head of the organization, and is responsible for presiding, managing and directing the LES Board towards the mission and vision of LES Chapter. Specifically, the president presides over meetings, and manages the agenda for the meetings.

The president is also responsible for representing LES Chapter of UNH to the school administration, faculty members, and outside of school.

Vice President
 (JD Students)

Ms. Cassandra Simmons

The current VP JD Students is Ms. Cassandra Simmons, JD '16.

The vice president is responsible for the committee supervision, organization interaction, communication and coordination between the JD students and LES Board, and stepping in when the president is unavailable.

Vice President
 (LL.M. / MIP Students)

Ms. Asavari Jain

The current VP LL.M. / MIP Students is Ms. Asavari Jain, LL.M. '15.

The vice president is responsible for the committee supervision, organization interaction, communication and coordination between the LL.M. and MIP students and LES Board.

Vice President (External Affairs)

The current VP External Affairs is Ms. Yan (Sophie) Li, LL.M. '15.

The vice president is responsible for communication and coordination with the external resources, alumni, and updating the members regarding the latest activities of LES U.S.A. and International.



Mr. Prasant Muralidhar

The current Secretary is Mr. Prasant Muralidhar, JD '16.

The secretary is responsible for managing the administrative work of the organization. Specifically, the secretary keeps minutes at each meeting, tracks attendance of all LES Board members, and keeps track of the internal voting process and school events taking place.


Ms. Vijayalakshmy Malkani

The current Treasurer is Ms. Vijayalakshmy Malkani, LL.M. '15.

The treasurer acts as the keeper of the finances for the LES Chapter. Specifically, the treasurer prepares and submits a proposed budget for all LES events to SBA, and keeps record of all finances.

Past events

UNH Law's Licensing Executives Society presents, Trademark Office Speaks: Non-Traditional Trademarks with Craig Morris, managing attorney for Trademark Outreach at the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).
Feb 5, 2015

Read more about the USPTO visit on Feb 6, Trademark Basics: What Every Small Business Should Know Now, Not Later (USPTO).

Licensing, Litigating, and Lessons from the Trenches with Richard A. Baker, Jr.
Apr. 7, 2014

Licensing Compliance – Pitfalls and Best Practices with Pauline Booth
Apr. 4, 2014

Contact us

Licensing Executives Society
University of New Hampshire School of Law
2 White Street
Concord, NH 03301

Faculty Advisor
Cavicchi, Jon
Jon R. Cavicchi

Professor of Legal Research
Intellectual Property Librarian