The Application Developers Alliance (http://appdevelopersalliance.org/) is 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 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)
6:30-7:45 Brief presentation followed by a panel-led conversation, and Q&A
7:45-8:30 Enjoy beer, wine and food, meet the panel, and network
DISCUSSION LEADERS INCLUDE:
Presentation: Toussaint Myricks, Patent Attorney and IP Strategist, Hughes Media Law Group, PLLC
Keynote: Micah Siegel, Ph.D, Senior Advisor, Stack Exchange
Moderator: Tim Sparapani, VP of Law, Policy, and Government Relations, Application Developers Alliance
Panelist: Robi Ganguly, CEO, Apptentive
Panelist: Micah Siegel, Ph.D, Senior Advisor, Stack Exchange
Panelist: Alice King, VP & Associate General Counsel, Rackspace Hosting
Panelist: Toussaint Myricks, Patent Attorney and IP Strategist, Hughes Media Law Group, PLLC
Panelist: Toshiko Takenaka, Washington Reserach Foundation Simpson Professor of Law, Washington University
This event is absolutely FREE
**Please register through the Eventbrite (http://seattlepatentsummit.eventbrite.com/) page ONLY**
Email Alicia at firstname.lastname@example.org for questions. See you there!