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Patent Summit sponsored by Application Developers Alliance

The Application Developers Alliance supports our community by providing a fantastic, daily electronic newsletter, research reports and events and training, most of which are free.

Next month, they will be coming to Cross Campus for a Patent Summit dealing with software, intellectual property rights and more. PhoneGap, you might know, is an open source technology. What does that mean to you? What does it mean to high proprietary technology? Bring your questions and concerns. If you haven't heard, the patent landscape is changing. Come and find out what's going on as a software developer, this directly impacts your livelihood.

The event is free; you can register at

Also, the ADA has a survey to help them better understand our needs. It is very brief (90 seconds). Try and fill it out.

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Event Details

We're talking about patents. Join us!

The software patent system poses a significant challenge for developers. Vague claims, product life cycles shorter than the PTO review process, patent trolls and general uncertainty threaten to stile app industry innovation and growth. Throughout the year, the Application Developers Alliance will host events around the country and invite developers to share stories of Lodsys letters, 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 10th, 2013


Cross Campus

820 Broadway

Santa Monica, CA 90401


6:30pm Welcome (registration, drinks, food, and mingling)

7:00-8:15 Brief presentation followed by a panel-led conversation, and Q&A

8:15-9:00 Enjoy beer, wine and food, meet the panel, and network


Presentation: Gary Rinkerman, Partner, Drinker Biddle

Moderator: Jon Potter, President, Application Developers Alliance

Panelist: Micah Siegel, Ph.D, Senior Advisor, Stack Exchange

Panelist: Josh Hartwell, CEO, Mobile Deluxe

Panelist: JD Harriman, Partner, ArentFox, IP Group

Panelist: Henry Oh, Dir of Strategic Initiatives, Animoca / Outblaze Ventures


National Sponsors

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Local Sponsors

Mobile Deluxe Logo


ArentFox Logo


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For more information about the Developer Patent Summit Series, please visit our website. Want to sponsor? Please contact Chelsea Larson-Andrews at [masked].

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




Developer Patent Summit: Los Angeles Application Developers Alliance Wednesday, April 10, 2013 at 6:30 PM (PDT) Santa Monica, CA







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  • 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

  • Brad F.

    Looking forward to meeting everyone

    March 29, 2013

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