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Software Patent Quagmire?

Emerging Technology Forum
Software Patent Quagmire?
April 24, 2013 | 6:00-9:00 PM | 650 Page Mill Road | Palo Alto
Event Sponsor: Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati

Software patents and patent litigation are increasingly of concern to companies, investors, and service providers. Amazon, Apple, Google, IBM, Microsoft and Samsung, are engaged in gigantic software patent battles for tablets, smart phones, cloud computing and more.

All of this turmoil raises important questions. Will there be major changes in rules for patent litigation and at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office? What is the bottom-line impact on the state of software innovation and the business of new software startups? What is the difference between using copyright and patents for protecting software IP? How are companies and investors dealing with these costly and contentious concerns?

Join the Emerging Technology Forum as it explores these questions and issues in a provocative evening panel discussion on the future of software IP.  Our expert panel will discuss  the key issues at the heart of these battles and the implications for investors, entrepreneur, startups and our economy.

Moderator:
Carl Hewitt, Board Chair, iRobust

Panelists:
Colleen Chien, Professor of Law, Santa Clara University
Robert Merges, Professor of Law, UC Berkeley
Tim Porter, Patent Counsel, Google
David Emerson, Member Selection Committee, Harvard Business School Angels

Agenda:
Networking 6:00 - 7:00 
Panel Discussion 7:00 - 8:00 
Q&A 8:00 - 8:30 
Hors d'oeuvres, wine and soft drinks will be served.

Registration Fee: 
VC Taskforce Member $55; 
Affiliate Organization Member $65 
General- $85

(If space is available, door registration is an additional $10)

Emerging Technology Forum Board Chair Person: 
Ronald Weissman, Partner, Apax Partners

Board Members: 
Lee Bruno, Principal, E-Cubed Ventures, LLC
John Mashey, Consultant, Techviser
Carl Hewitt, Chair of International Society for Inconsistency Robustness

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Rose Mortilla, Vice President, Yes Partners

 
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