SXSW 2016 Voting

August 10, 2015

Save the Inventor was thrilled to support inventors at SXSW 2015! We will be back for SXSW 2016, but we need your votes to make sure our message about protecting innovation reaches an even broader audience. We pulled together all-star panels on the importance of the U.S. patent system, a behind-the-scenes look at efforts to pass harmful patent legislation, and how you can protect your inventions from foreign knockoffs.

Help make these panels a reality by casting your vote today!

PANEL #1 - Protecting Your Inventions From Foreign Knockoffs

Experts on international trade, patents, and invention give advice on how to protect your “secret sauce” from infringement by foreign competitors.


  • Bryan Pate – Co-Founder and CEO, ElliptiGO
  • Dave Kappos – Former Director United States Patent & Trademark Office
  • Deanna Tanner Okun – Former Chairman International Trade Comission
  • Kelly Slone – President and CEO, BioUtah

Vote and learn more about the panel HERE

PANEL #2 - The Trouble With Trolls: Unpacking The Rhetoric

The “patent troll” narrative is driving important decisions about our patent system. But who’s a troll and who’s an inventor? Who’s trolling whom in this battle of business models and who will pay?


  • Brian Pomper – Executive Director, Innovation Alliance
  • David Boundy – Patent Attorney, Cambridge Technology Law LLC
  • Evan Fitzmaurice – Senior Attorney, Office of General Counsel, The University of Texas System
  • Bryan Lord – President and Founder, New Venture Advisors

Vote and learn more about the panel HERE

Additionally, Louis Foreman, a prolific inventor and entrepreneur, will be hosting a workshop for SXSW attendees interested in learning about brining their products to life. Learn more and join the community at

WORKSHOP #1 - Getting Your Startup Funded: An Investor’s Checklist

Securing funding can be a time-consuming and frustrating part of launching your business. Our speaker explains what investors are looking for when considering new prospects.


  • Louis Foreman – CEO, Edison Nation

Vote and learn more about the workshop HERE