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.
ATLANTA DEVELOPER PATENT SUMMIT | #DevPatents
DATE: July 18, 2013
LOCATION: Hypepotamus | 817 W Peachtree St. NW Suite A-110 | Atlanta, GA 30308
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
DISCUSSION LEADERS INCLUDE:
Moderator: Jon Potter, President, Application Developers Alliance
Presentation: Ann Fort, IP Attorney, Sutherland
Panelist: Steven Vicinanza, CEO, BlueWave Computing
Panelist: Van Lindberg, VP & Associate General Counsel, Rackspace Hosting
Panelist: Richie Johnson, Senior Director, Government and Public Affairs, Technology Association of Georgia (TAG)
Panelist: Jim Hannon, Counsel and Patent Attorney, Sutherland
THANKS TO THE SPONSORS
For more information about the Developer Patent Summit Series, please visit our website. Want to sponsor? Please contact Mike Schwartz at firstname.lastname@example.org.
As a benefit of registration, attendees will receive a free membership in The Alliance. If you'd like to join sooner, register here.