2015 Schedule
Interactive: March 13–17  •  Film: March 13–21  •  Music: March 17–22

Patent Reform: It Is Time to Finish the Job

Tuesday, March 17
2:00PM - 3:00PM

Parkside Restaurant
301 E 6th St

After the House of Representatives passed the Innovation Act this year, a bill aimed at halting abusive patent litigation, Senator Reid failed to bring the issue to the floor of the Senate. Until patent reform is passed, the U.S. economy will continue to suffer, resulting in job loss and decreased innovation not to mention an annual loss of $80 billion. During this panel, you will hear from both a patent assertion entity and a victim of patent trolling. This panel will discuss the efforts to reform the law, what true patent reform looks like and what the 2015 Congress may do to finish the job it started this year.
Presented by Glen Echo Group


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Austin Carson

Policy Advisor

Rep Blake Farenthold's Office

Katie McAuliffe

Exec Dir

Digital Liberty

Russ Merbeth

Chief Policy Counsel

Intellectual Ventures

Van Lindberg

VP of Intellectual Property

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