Emerging Technology Forum

Emerging Technology Forum
Event on 2013-04-24 18:00:00
Go to Website — vctaskforce.com –for most uptodate panel listing and full program write-up. Emerging Technology Forum Software Patent Quagmire? April 24, 2013 | 6:00-9:00 PM | 650 Page Mill Road | Palo AltoEvent 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:Eric Goldman, Professor of Law, Santa Clara University Panelists:Carl Hewitt, Board Chair, iRobust Robert Merges, Professor of Law, UC BerkeleyTim Porter, Patent Counsel, GooglePamela Samuelson, Professor of Law, UC Berkeley Agenda:Networking 6:00 – 7:00Panel Discussion 7:00 – 8:00Q&A 8:00 – 8:30Hors d'oeuvres, wine and soft drinks will be served. Registration Fee:VC Taskforce Member ;Affiliate Organization Member General- Register now!(If space is available, door registration is an additional ) Emerging Technology Forum Board Chair Person:Ronald Weissman, Partner, Apax Partners Board Members:Lee Bruno, Principal, E-Cubed Ventures, LLCJohn Mashey, Consultant, TechviserCarl Hewitt, Chair of International Society for Inconsistency Robustness Program ManagerRose Mortilla, Vice President, Yes Partners VC Taskforce Member – .00 Affiliate Organization Member – .00 General Admission – .00

950 Page Mill Road
Palo Alto, United States

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