HOUSTON—Licensing Executives Society (U.S.A. and Canada), Inc. (LES) has announced that Womble Bond Dickinson Attorney Karthika Perumal has been named a member of the organization’s 2019-2020 Distinguished Board of Directors.

LES is a professional society of 2,500 members engaged in the creation, commercial development and orderly transfer of intellectual property rights; protection and management of intellectual capital; and intellectual capital management standards development. LES is a member society of the Licensing Executives Society International, Inc. (LESI), which has 32 sister societies representing 8,000 members in 90 countries.

Karthika Perumal guides companies in all aspects of technology law with an emphasis on the protection, acquisition, and monetization of intellectual property. She advises clients on joint development agreements and other patent and transactional matters in the healthcare and energy sectors across a wide range of technologies, such as biotechnology, biomedical devices, pharmaceuticals, chemicals, oil and gas processing, and software.