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Developer Patent Summit

8/15/2013 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

The software patent system poses a significant challenge for developers. Vague claims, product life cycles shorter than the PTO review process, patent trolls and general uncertainty threaten to stile app industry innovation and growth. 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:

Moderator: Jake Ward, Application Developers Alliance

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

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

DATE: TBD AUGUST 2013 (8/3 is placeholder)

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 Enjoy beer, wine and food, meet the panel, and network

Learn More: Developer Patent Summit

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