Developer Patent Summit: Minneapolis

Register
Times:
Wednesday, June 19, 2013 - 6:00pm to 9:00pm
Location:
CoCo
400 S. 4th St. Suite 401
Minneapolis, MN 55415

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

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: 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

National Sponsors

Rackspace Logo

 

Local Sponsors

Co-hosts

For more information about the Developer Patent Summit Series, please visit our website. Want to sponsor? Please contact Chelsea Larson-Andrews at chelsea@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.