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.
MINNEAPOLIS DEVELOPER PATENT SUMMIT | #DevPatents
DATE: June 19th, 2013
LOCATION: CoCo | 400 S. 4th St., Suite 401 | Minneapolis, MN 55415
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: Ernest Grumbles, Adams Monohan, LLP and Co-founder, MOJO Minnesota
Moderator: Jon Potter, Application Developers Alliance
Panelist: Justin Freeman, Rackspace
Panelist: Shafa Wala, Tarsier
Panelist: Michael Cohen, Gray Plant Mooty Law
THANKS TO THE SPONSORS
As a benefit of registration, attendees will receive a free membership in The Alliance. If you'd like to join sooner, register here.