Developer Patent Summit: Atlanta

Register
Times:
Thursday, July 18, 2013 - 6:00pm to 9:00pm
Location:
Hypepotamus
817 W Peachtree St. NW Suite A-110
Atlanta, GA 30308

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

AGENDA:

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

National Sponsors

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Cohosts

For more information about the Developer Patent Summit Series, please visit our website. Want to sponsor? Please contact Mike Schwartz at mike@appalliance.org.

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