Application Developers Alliance Holds San Francisco Privacy Summit

San Francisco, CA (April 8, 2013) – The Application Developers Alliance holds the first in its series of Developer Patent Summits on Tuesday, April 9, in San Francisco. The event, which will be held at RocketSpace, is the first in a fifteen-city tour that will convene app developers, entrepreneurs, patent experts, and policymakers to discuss software patent challenges, trolls, and ideas for reform. The series is sponsored nationally by Rackspace and Careers 2.0 by Stack Overflow.  

What:              San Francisco Developer Patent Summit

When:             6:00-9:00 PM, April 9, 2013

Where:           Rocketspace, 181 Fremont St., San Francisco, CA 94150


6:00 PM          Welcome (registration, food and drinks)

6:30-8:00 PM  Presentation, keynote, panel discussion, and Q&A

8:00-9:00 PM  Networking and happy hour with the panel


Joel Spolsky, CEO, Stack Exchange and Co-founder, Fog Creek Software

Micah Siegel, Senior Advisor, Stack Exchange


Michael Kallus, Director of Client Development, RPX Corporation


Jon Potter, President, Application Developers Alliance (Moderator)

Julie P. Samuels, Mark Cuban Chair to Eliminate Stupid Patents, Electronic Frontier Foundation

Damien Patton, CEO and Founder, Banjo

Gary Rinkerman, Partner, Drinker Biddle

Ed Goodman, Engine Advocacy

Christopher Grewe, IP Litigation Associate, WSGR

Local sponsors include RPX and Banjo, and co-hosts include Engine Advocacy, the Electronic Frontier Foundation, Rocketspace, and WSGR.

The panel discussion and Q&A will be off-the-record, but members of the media are invited to interview panelists and attendees. Please RSVP to

About the Application Developers Alliance

The Application Developers Alliance is an industry association dedicated to meeting the unique needs of application developers as creators, innovators, and entrepreneurs. Alliance members include more than 20,000 individual application developers and more than 100 companies in the apps ecosystem.