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Developer Patent Summit: Washington, DC

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Innovators and Patent Trolls Go Head-to-Head

DC Developer Patent Summit

Innovators and patent trolls will go head to head at 1776 at 6:00 PM on Tuesday, September 17. Join entrepreneurs, patent experts, and policy makers to discuss the threat of patent trolls and the need for reform. Startups will share their stories of claim letters and lawsuits, followed by a panel of innovators focused on fixing the broken system and a patent troll that likes it just the way it is. An open Q&A and networking reception (open bar) will follow.


DATE: September 17, 2013

LOCATION: 1776 | 1133 15th Street NW, 12th Floor | Washington, DC 20005


6:00pm - Registration, drinks, food, and mingling

6:30-7:20pm - The Broken System: Innovators at Risk

7:20-8:00pm - Finding the Solution: Time for Reform

8:00-9:00pm - Enjoy beer, wine and food, meet the speakers, and network



The Broken System: Innovators at Risk

  • Moderator: Jon Pasky - President and CEO, Pasky IP
  • Todd Moore - Founder, TMSOFT
  • Kate Endress - CEO and Cofounder, Ditto
  • Eddie Peloke - CEO, Blue Shoe Mobile
  • Micah Siegel, Ph.D - Senior Advisor, Stack Exchange

Finding the Solution: Time for Reform

  • Moderator: Jon Potter - President, Application Developers Alliance
  • Van Lindberg - VP of Intellectual Property, Rackspace
  • Kevin O'Connor - CEO, FindTheBest
  • Steven M. Auvil - Partner, Squire Sanders
  • Matt Levy - Patent Counsel, Computer & Communications Industry Association (CCIA)
  • Russ Merbeth - Chief Policy Counsel, Intellectual Ventures



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For more information about the Developer Patent Summit Series, please visit our website. Want to sponsor? Please contact Mike Schwartz at mike@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: Washington, DC? Contact Apps Alliance


1133 15th St NW
Washington, DC 20005


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The Application Developers Alliance is a non-profit global membership organization that supports developers as creators, innovators, and entrepreneurs. 

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