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Las Vegas Developer Patent Summit

The nonprofit Application Developers Alliance is hosting a series of events nationwide to discuss the future of software patents.

This event is free and you must register here:

Food and drink provided. Here's the skinny:


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.



6:00pm Welcome (registration, drinks, food, and mingling)

6:30-8:00pm Brief presentation followed by a panel-led conversation, and Q&A

8:00pm Enjoy beer, wine and food, meet the panel, and network


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  • Dan M.

    Fabulous. Great panelists. So much more to discuss. This sort of thing could be an all day affair for entreprenuers. Lots of pitfalls for people to be aware of.

    September 5, 2013

    • Geoffrey R.

      I feel the same way. It answered a lot of questions but truly could have been a lot longer. I'm going to write a list of questions I still have for the panel and get them answered then published. Let me know if you've got any specifics and I'll add them to the list.

      September 5, 2013

  • Steve W.

    A great panel: Stanford prof, patent lawyer, a scholar and two entrepreneurs. I learned new things about the software patent debate.

    September 5, 2013

  • Steve W.

    Raster Media is on Coolidge between South Main and 1st, though the address is 1001 South Main

    September 4, 2013

  • Geoffrey R.

    Super excited

    1 · September 2, 2013

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