Did you know that software hasn’t always been patent-eligible? Or that the right to patent and profit off inventions is the only right guaranteed to citizens in the US Constitution? Join us in RIoT Studios for a conversation with John Sotomayor, a former patent examiner and current Managing Patent Attorney at SotoIP. John gifts us a deep dive into the history of patent law, then we fast forward to now, considering the effect of patent law on the 4th industrial revolution. John also shares lots of information that current entrepreneurs and inventors should consider when developing their IP strategy.

SotoIP is a micro-boutique strategic IP advisory and patent prosecution firm serving startup and emerging growth companies throughout the United States, as well as international clients entering the US National Stage. We partner with founders to discover and capture their innovations, develop an IP strategy, build a patent portfolio, and to ensure that the IP strategy remains in lockstep with the overall business strategy. Learn more at http://sotoip.com/