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CES 2017 - Don’t Miss “Trolls and Tech: How to Fix Patents” Tomorrow!

January 5, 2017 / CES, Patents / Posted By: Kelly Capizzi

2017 holds promise for many exciting advances and milestones in the technology industry, including the 50th Anniversary of The International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, NV, being held this year from January 5-8. CES 2017, the world’s gathering place for all who thrive on the business of consumer technology, showcases the hottest tech trends through exhibition, keynote addresses, marketplaces, panel discussions and more! The 2017 conference program is bursting with exciting sessions including a policy focused panel featuring InterDigital’s Rob Stien.  

The conference program is divided into four major categories comprising over 40 different tracks to hone in on the essential industry trends. “Trolls and Tech: How to Fix Patents” takes place as part of the Innovation Policy track on January 6th from 1-2 PM PST.  The panel will discuss hot-button topics surrounding patent rights and legislation that impact and drive innovation. Michael Patrick Hayes, Sr. Manager, Government Affairs, Consumer Technology Association, will moderate the dynamic panel discussion among the following legislators and innovators:

  • Michelle K. Lee, Under Secretary of Commerce for IP, Director, US Patent and Trade Office, Office of the Under Secretary. U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO);
  • Tyler Grimm, Legislative Director, Office of Representative Darrell Issa;
  • Colin Anawaty, Director of Product, athenahealth;
  • Julie Samuels, Executive Director, Tech:NYC; and
  • Rob Stien, Vice President of Government Relations & Regulatory Affairs, InterDigital, Inc.

You won’t want to miss this informative and exciting discussion!  Attending CES? The panel is located in LVCC, North Hall, N254.  Can’t make the show? Live stream the panel by clicking here.