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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.
NEW YORK CITY DEVELOPER PATENT SUMMIT | #DevPatents
DATE: May 22nd, 2013
LOCATION: Projective Space | 72 Allen St | New York, NY 10002
7:00pm Welcome (registration, drinks, food, and mingling)
7:30-9:00pm Fireside chat followed by a panel-led conversation and Q&A
9:00pm Enjoy beer, wine and food, meet the panel, and network
Can't join us in person? Tune in to the online livestream here.
DISCUSSION LEADERS INCLUDE:
Fireside Chat: Scott Smedresman, SorinRand LLP and *Anonymous Startup Founder
Moderator: Tim Sparapani, Application Developers Alliance
Panelist: Laura Sheridan, Google
Panelist: Justin Freeman, Rackspace
Panelist: *Anonymous Startup Founder
Panelist: Phil Thomas Di Giulio, WellcomeMat.com
*Many app developers and startups fear that speaking publicly about software patents will open them up to litigation. Accordingly, we are protecting the identity of one of our speakers.
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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