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.
BOSTON DEVELOPER PATENT SUMMIT | #DevPatents
DATE: August 8, 2013
LOCATION: Workbar | 711 Atlantic Ave, Boston, MA 02111
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 Networking and happy hour with the panel
DISCUSSION LEADERS INCLUDE:
Presentation: James Bessen, Fellow at Berkman Center, Harvard University
Moderator: Jon Potter, President, Application Developers Alliance
Panelist: Jesse Waites, Founder and CEO, PNTHR.com
Panelist: Tom Druan, Patent Attorney, Druan IP
Panelist: Van Lindberg, VP & Associate General Counsel, Rackspace Hosting
Panelist: James Bessen, Fellow at Berkman Center, Harvard University
Panelist: Deb Nicholson, Director of Community Outreach at Open Invention Network
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 email@example.com.
As a benefit of registration, attendees will receive a free membership in The Alliance. If you'd like to join sooner, register here.