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Developer Patent Summit: San Francisco

Apps Alliance

Tuesday, April 9, 2013 at 6:00 PM (PDT)

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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.


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


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


National Sponsors

Rackspace Logo



Local Sponsors

RPX Logo

Banjo sponsor logo


Engine Advocacy is a cohost for the San Francisco Developer Patent Summit



For more information about the Developer Patent Summit Series, please visit our website. Want to sponsor? Please contact Chelsea Larson-Andrews at chelsea@appalliance.org.

As a benefit of registration, attendees will receive a free membership in The Alliance. If you'd like to join sooner, register here.

Have questions about Developer Patent Summit: San Francisco? Contact Apps Alliance

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181 Fremont St, San Francisco

Tuesday, April 9, 2013 at 6:00 PM (PDT)

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