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
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
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.