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Policy Makers Talk Tech with NYC Community at General Assembly

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Andrew Rasiej, Brad Hargreaves, Julie Samuels, Senator Chuck Schumer, Jake Schwartz, and Derek Parham at General Assembly

Andrew Rasiej, Brad Hargreaves, Julie Samuels, Senator Chuck Schumer, Jake Schwartz, and Derek Parham at General Assembly to discuss patent reform.

Last week, we were pleased to host two events that gave members of the General Assembly community an opportunity to engage with federal policy makers who are focused on promoting entrepreneurship and helping high-tech companies continue to grow and fuel job creation in the United States.

On Friday, we joined with the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), Engine Advocacy, and New York Tech Meetup, to host an event on patent reform featuring special guest Senator Chuck Schumer of New York. Entrepreneurs, CEOs, policy wonks and other members of the tech community gathered at GA to hear Senator Schumer talk about his efforts to protect innovation in America through reforming our nation’s outdated system of patent regulation. In his opening remarks, GA Co-Founder and CEO Jake Schwartz tied the issue back to our community, a group of innovators, creators, and entrepreneurs we as a country can’t afford to stifle because outdated laws.

Crowd shot at GA event with NY senator Chuck Schumer  Round Table with Congressman Tom Marino of Pennsylvania
Patent reform event with guest Senator Chuck Schumer of NY; round table with Congressman Tom Marino of PA

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