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Sunday, March 15 • 11:00am - 12:00pm
How Public Policy Protects Patents and Startups

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Patent trolls are an expensive drain on innovation and on the US economy. They target developers, businesses and technology users in hope of a quick, lucrative settlement – because fighting them is even more costly. In this session, policy experts on patents will highlight the growing problem patent trolls pose; showcase the need for patent law reform; and discuss the weapons to battle these cash-hungry trolls. There is a lot of noise surrounding patent trolls and what the government, courts and entrepreneurs are doing to fight them. Learn how Congress is working in a bipartisan way to address the problem and what you can do to help.

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Vishal Amin

Sr Counsel, US House of Representatives
Vishal Amin currently serves as Majority Senior Counsel on the House Judiciary Committee, where he serves as a senior advisor to the Chairman and Committee Members on issues dealing with intellectual property, international trade, competition and technology policy. Earlier in his... Read More →
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Alyssa Gowens Betz

Dir, TwinLogic Strategies
Alyssa Gowens Betz is a Director at TwinLogic Strategies.
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April Boyd

Senior Director of Federal Government Affairs, TwinLogic Strategies
April Boyd Senior Director of Federal Government Affairs Yahoo, Inc.
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Kate Doerksen

CEO/Co-Founder, Ditto.com
Kate Doerksen is an athlete turned investor turned e-commerce entrepreneur. After graduating from Stanford Business School in 2011, Kate cofounded DITTO.com, an ecommerce site selling designer eyewear which features cutting edge new video “try-on” technology that shows you whether... Read More →

Sunday March 15, 2015 11:00am - 12:00pm
ACC Room 10AB Austin Convention Center

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