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.
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
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 Courtney@AppAlliance.org.
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.