Innovators & Patent Trolls Go Head-To-Head In Washington

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As part of our sponsorship program with the Application Developers Alliance, we're pleased to promote an upcoming event that should prove very interesting to Techdirt readers. Next Tuesday at 6:00pm ET, the Alliance is pitting innovators against patent trolls in a head-to-head panel in Washington, DC and streaming it live online.

The DC Developer Patent Summit will feature two discussion panels: one looking at the problems with the patent system, and one discussing ideas for reform. In addition to a wide range of innovators and policy-makers, the latter panel includes the Chief Policy Council for Intellectual Ventures, on hand to defend the status quo. My guess is that you can expect some sparks to fly. We've often been shocked by the tenacity with which Intellectual Ventures defends its practices, so it will be interesting (to say the least) to see what arguments it brings to the table against the very innovators who are threatened by it.

It's free to attend the event or to watch the live stream, but both require signup in advance. Check out the full event details that follow, then register on DevsBuild.It or use the registration widget embedded below.

Developer Patent Summit

DC Developer Patent Summit | #DevPatents

DATE: September 17, 2013
LOCATION: 1776 | 1133 15th Street NW, 12th Floor | Washington, DC 20005

AGENDA (times are ET):
6:00pm - Registration, drinks, food, and mingling
6:30-7:20pm - The Broken System: Innovators at Risk
7:20-8:00pm - Finding the Solution: Time for Reform
8:00-9:00pm - Enjoy beer, wine and food, meet the speakers, and network


The Broken System: Innovators at Risk

  • Moderator: Jon Pasky - Principal and CEO, Pasky IP
  • Kate Endress - CEO and Cofounder, Ditto
  • Todd Moore - Founder, TMSOFT
  • Eddie Peloke - CEO, Blue Shoe Mobile
  • Micah Siegel, Ph.D - Senior Advisor, Stack Exchange
Finding the Solution: Time for Reform
  • Moderator: Jon Potter - President, Application Developers Alliance
  • Van Lindberg - VP of Intellectual Property, Rackspace
  • Kevin O'Connor - CEO, FindTheBest
  • Steven M. Auvil - Partner, Squire Sanders
  • Matt Levy - Patent Counsel, Computer & Communications Industry Association (CCIA)
  • Russ Merbeth - Chief Policy Counsel, Intellectual Ventures

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