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The software patent system poses a significant challenge for developers. Vague claims, product life cycles shorter than the PTO review process, patent trolls and general uncertainty threaten to stile app industry innovation and growth. Throughout the year, the Application Developers Alliance will host events around the country and invite developers to share stories of claim letters, lawsuits, the challenges they face, and the need for software patent reform.
Patents summits will bring developers, policymakers and patent experts together to discuss practical topics like assertion and defense strategies for startups and examine the issue of policy reform. Each event will feature a patent expert, followed by a panel discussion between policymakers, app developers, and attorneys. The events will conclude with an open Q&A for attendees and a networking reception - including food and drinks.
LOS ANGELES DEVELOPER PATENT SUMMIT | #DevPatents
DATE: April 10th, 2013
Santa Monica, CA 90401
6:30pm Welcome (registration, drinks, food, and mingling)
7:00-8:15 Brief presentation followed by a panel-led conversation, and Q&A
8:15-9:00 Enjoy beer, wine and food, meet the panel, and network
DISCUSSION LEADERS INCLUDE:
Presentation: Gary Rinkerman, Partner, Drinker Biddle
Keynote: Perry Robinson, VP & Associate General Counsel, Rackspace Hosting
Moderator: Jon Potter, President, Application Developers Alliance
Panelist: Micah Siegel, Ph.D, Senior Advisor, Stack Exchange
Panelist: Adrian Otto, Senior Technology Strategist, Rackspace Hosting
Panelist: Josh Hartwell, CEO, Mobile Deluxe
Panelist: JD Harriman, Partner, ArentFox, IP Group
Panelist: Henry Oh, Dir of Strategic Initiatives, Animoca / Outblaze Ventures
THANKS TO THE SPONSORS
For more information about the Developer Patent Summit Series, please visit our website. Want to sponsor? Please contact Chelsea Larson-Andrews at firstname.lastname@example.org.
As a benefit of registration, attendees will receive a free membership in The Alliance. If you'd like to join sooner, register here.
The Apps Alliance is an industry association dedicated to meeting the unique needs of developers as creators, innovators, and entrepreneurs.
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