Developer Patent Summit: New York - Fireside Chat

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June 11, 2013 at 7:55PM

Scott Smedresman and Nichole Martiak of SorinRand LLP talk with "CEO X" about his problems with software patents at the New York Developer Patent Summit.

Many app developers and startups fear that speaking publicly about software patents will open them up to litigation. Accordingly, the identity of the subject is protected.

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.