Developer Patent Summit: San Francisco
Tuesday, April 9, 2013 at 6:00 PM (PDT)
We're talking about patents. Join us!
The software patent system poses a significant challenge for developers. Patent trolls, product life cycles shorter than the patent process, and general uncertainty threatens to stifle innovation and growth in the app industry. 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.
SAN FRANCISCO DEVELOPER PATENT SUMMIT | #DevPatents
DATE: April 9th, 2013
LOCATION: RocketSpace | 181 Fremont St. | San Francisco, CA 94105
6:00pm Welcome (registration, drinks, food, and mingling)
6:30-8:00pm Keynote, presentation, a panel-led conversation, and Q&A
8:00-9:00pm Meet the panel, network, and enjoy beer, wine and food
DISCUSSION LEADERS INCLUDE:
Presentation: Michael Kallus, Director, Client Development, RPX Corporation
Keynote: Joel Spolsky, CEO of Stack Exchange, Co-founder at Fog Creek Software and Micah Siegel, Ph.D, Senior Advisor, Stack Exchange
Moderator: Jon Potter, President, Application Developers Alliance
Panelist: Julie P. Samuels, Staff Attorney, Mark Cuban Chair to Eliminate Stupid Patents, Electronic Frontier Foundation
Panelist: Damien Patton, CEO/Founder, Banjo
Panelist: Gary Rinkerman, Partner, Drinker Biddle
Panelist: Ed Goodmann, Engine Advocacy
Panelist: Christopher Grewe, IP Litigation Associate, WSGR
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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