Join Other Entrepreneurs Who Eat Problems For Breakfast.
Bootstrappers won’t like the recently enacted patent reform law. Called the America Invents Act, it was signed by President Obama on September 16. The law takes effect March 16, 2013. It provides for a “first to file” patent system. Currently a patent is awarded to the first person to invent and reduce the invention to practice, even if they file up to a year after invention. With the new law the patent will be awarded to the first person to file for the patent and the one year grace period will be gone.
While this might seem like no big deal to a bootstrapper, it is a serious handicap.
Pete Tormey will talk about ‘The New Patent Law’ and its implications on Bootstrappers.
For first time attendees. The breakfast starts at 7:30am and ends at 9am. There is a nominal fee plus the cost of your meal + 20% tip; we get the “back room” to ourselves. The other attendees will all be in early stage high-tech startups, it will be a chance to compare notes on operational, development, and business issues with peers. http://www.bootstrappersbreakfast.com
We limit signups to reflect the limits of the venue.