September 28, 2000

The Internet Society DC Area Chapter Oct. 3 meeting

Author: JT Smith

The October meeting of The Internet Society, DC Area Chapter, will bring together four distinguished authorities to address the
U.S. Patent Office and its attempts to keep in step with the increasing pace of technology, a topic that has significant short and
long term impacts on the Internet, submitted by Gene Gaines. The October meeting of The Internet Society, DC Area Chapter will bring together four distinguished authorities to address the
U.S. Patent Office and its attempts to keep in step with the increasing pace of technology, a topic that has significant short and
long term impacts on the Internet.

Are patents being granted for old ideas in "new clothing"; how easy is it to determine "prior art" vs uniqueness? Hear why patents
for Internet related business processes and software have generated so much controversy. Listen to what these experts have to
say; ask your questions; do some networking.

SPEAKERS

Q. TODD DICKINSON -- Under Secretary of Commerce for
Intellectual Property and Director of the United States Patent
and Trademark Office.

TIM O'REILLY -- Founder and president of O'Reilly &
Associates, a pioneer in the popularization of the Internet, and
an activist for Internet standards and for Open Source software.

LAWRENCE LESSIG -- One of the nation's leading authorities
on Internet law, author (Code, and Other Laws of Cyberspace),
and Professor of Law at the Stanford Law School.

MODERATOR

VINT CERF -- Senior VP of Internet Architecture and Technology
at WorldCom, founding president of the Internet Society,
chairman of the newly created Internet Societal Task Force.

LOCATION

Booz-Allen Hamilton at Tysons Corner, Allen Building
8283 Greensboro Drive, McLean, Virginia Tel. 703-902-5000
Directions and map, seet: link

WHEN

Tuesday, Oct. 3, 2000
6:00 - 7:00 p.m. Refreshment and networking.
7:00 - 9:00 p.m. Panel discussion, questions and answers.

No charge to attend this event, open to the public.

More information Terry Weigler tweigler@dcisoc.org 703-326-9880 x112
If you plan to attend, please RSVP to tweigler@dcisoc.org.

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