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.