It’s not all fun and games at Design West. It’s not even all technology all the time.
I have spotted two business-y sessions I’d like to sit in on. One will tell engineers how they can make the most out of the new first-to-file rules Congress passed for the U.S. patent system.
I covered quite a lively debate about this patent reform bill. Many observers said first-to-file would only benefit big corporations with lots of resources, so it will be interesting to get another take on it from a Silicon Valley intellectual property specialist in this 2 p.m. session on April 23.
I may also drop in on a session on how to play nice with open source licensing. It’s being given at 9:15 a.m. on April 25 by a senior engineer and a patent counsel from Qualcomm, so I am sure they are up on best practices.