Washington, D.C., partner Bob Stoll moderated a congressional briefing in Washington, D.C., on Thursday, Feb. 21.
The event, hosted by BSA – The Software Alliance and the National Association of Manufacturers, featured top executives from companies across the software and manufacturing sectors, including Oracle, Microsoft, IBM, Covia Labs and Procter & Gamble, in a discussion of why software and other intellectual property must be protected to help drive innovation.
The deep and thoughtful discussion made clear that patents play an important role in driving software innovation, which is to the benefit of the whole economy.
Bob, former USPTO Commissioner of Patents, provided opening remarks on the work of the USPTO and introduced the speakers. He also moderated a Q&A session with the panelists.
To watch a recording of the event, visit the BSA website here.