An examination of the prosecution and maintenance histories of approximately 2.7 million US patent applications indicates that women have less favorable outcomes than men.
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Authors: Jyle Jensen, Balazs Kovacs and Olav Sorenson
Published by Nature Biotechnology
Full citation: Jensen, K., Kovács, B. & Sorenson, O. Gender differences in obtaining and maintaining patent rights. Nat Biotechnol 36, 307–309 (2018). https://doi.org/10.1038/nbt.4120