Developer Patent Summit + LATHH [Free Drinks]

The tech sector can cause disruption in markets faster than anything, but in this country, we've been far too quiet when it comes to government reform, despite the huge challenges things like patent trolls and immigration regulation pose for tech companies.

 

The only sure way to NOT see improvement is to do nothing.

 

The Application Developers Alliance is having a Developer Patent Summit at Cross Campus, and we're joining in. And since LATHH is there, you can be sure there will plenty of good drinks and great conversation to be had.

 

Make sure you register on the Developer Patent Summit sign up page to make sure you can get in.

 

Free drinks will be served (and food if you're into that sort of thing)

 

 

 

Patents, Product & Reform:

A national conversation on the future of software patents.

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.

 

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  • Bryan M.

    The panel was well informed with whats going on in the patent space. The people at the event all seemed very open for discussion and conversation as well. It was a well controlled Q&A as well for the most part. Looking forward to the next one.

    April 11, 2013

  • Lacey D.

    great networking... wanted more of it.

    1 · April 11, 2013

  • TanJuh

    Loved it.

    1 · April 10, 2013

  • Gerard

    Excellent summit with knowledgeable speakers.

    April 10, 2013

  • Christian G.

    Really looking forward to the conversation and reconnecting with Jake Ward and Chelsea Larson-Andrews of the App Developers Alliance - thank you for putting together the event!

    April 10, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I look forward to attending tonight's Meetup. I wanted to encourage others to never give up. I hope this helps:

    I own Process Patent - # 8,064,295 "Motivational Alarm - motivational messages plus alarm,not restricted to wake up." I also own eight registered trademarks and the copyrights for my invention, My Wake UP Call® Motivational Alarm Clock® Messages and My Good Night Messages™. I was told by patent lawyers for four years that I would never get the process patent, and I got it. And now, Jimmy Fallon's app developer, Sparkle Farmer, is our licensee for Jimmy's iPhone app - Jimmy Fallon's Wake Up Call @iTunes!

    2 · April 10, 2013

  • christian m.

    Look forward to mingle

    April 9, 2013

  • Rhett K.

    Can't make this one.  Conflict with work and another Meetup.  Have fun everyone. Rhett, IT Systems Admin, UI/UX

    April 8, 2013

  • Lisa-Beth H.

    Guest: Michael Tota

    April 7, 2013

  • Scott M.

    I continue to enjoy beer...free beer.

    April 2, 2013

  • Rebecca

    Looking forward to it!

    March 29, 2013

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