Developer Patent Summit: Detroit

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April 01, 2013 at 7:40PM

 

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.

DETROIT DEVELOPER PATENT SUMMIT | #DevPatents

DATE: August 15, 2013

LOCATION: The M@dison | 1555 Broadway Street | Detroit, MI 48226

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 Networking and happy hour with the panel

DISCUSSION LEADERS INCLUDE:

 

Presentation: Suzanne Nolan, Attorney, Kitch Drutchas Wagner Valitutti & Sherbrook

Moderator: Jake Ward, Application Developers Alliance

Panelist: Suzanne Nolan, Attorney, Kitch Drutchas Wagner Valitutti & Sherbrook

Panelist: John Ellis, Global Technologist, Head of Developer Program, Ford Motor Company

Panelist: Ken Fox, Senior Mobile Application Developer, Detroit Labs

Panelist: Elaina Farnsworth, CEO of Mobile Comply

THANKS TO THE SPONSORS

National Sponsors

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Local Sponsors

Mobile Technology Association of Michigan



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.

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