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Patent reform panel scheduled

A forum on patent reform is set for this week, as well.

The Application Developers Alliance is hosting the panel at downtown coworking space Gravitate. The discussion will focus around how litigation over patents affects startups and companies.

Republican U.S. Sen. Chuck Grassley will participate in the discussion along with other Iowa business officials. Grassley recently became the chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, which would handle legislation aimed at patents.

It’s scheduled for 4:30 p.m. at Gravitate, on the third floor of 206 Sixth Ave., Des Moines.

Those interested in attending should RSVP to Matt McKinney via email at or Sarah Elliott at