A discussion of the latest research on biases and obstacles keeping women in out of inventorship and how copmanies and academia can eliminate them. With Elyse Shaw, IWPR.

This is from a session at the 2021 Increasing Diversity in Innovation conference that took place on July 26-29, 2021. The conference was hosted by UC Berkeley Fung Institute and USIPA.

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How can companies easily get their baseline data? Panel with:

Erik Oliver
Partner, Richardson Oliver Law Group

David Andrews
Chief Data and Analytics Officer, IP Solutions, Aon

Samantha Hsu
Senior Counsel, IP, Uber Technologies, Inc.

This is from a session at the 2021 Increasing Diversity in Innovation conference that took place on July 26-29, 2021. The conference was hosted by UC Berkeley Fung Institute and USIPA.

Slides:

This report compiles existing data on women and patenting. It explores both women’s underrepresentation among patent holders and their relative success in being granted patents when they apply for them. The report identifies the technology classes that women are most likely to patent in, and examines the overall success of patents granted to women as measured by their assignment rates and citation counts. The report draws on the social science literature to identify major obstacles that women face to patenting and, based on the research findings, presents several recommendations to help to close the gender patenting gap. This report was funded by Qualcomm, Inc.

Authors: IWPR (Elyse Shaw, MA, and Halie Mariano)

Published by IWPR.

Open source dominates the software industry and, by its very nature, appears to be at odds with IP protection. As open source packages continue to grow in popularity, in-house counsel should be aware of the pitfalls of their use and the complex IP landscape.

Authors: Michael Moore, Judy Shie, Joe Kucera, Tarisa Wain and Ron Karr

Read the full article here.

Originally published in IAM Magazine 93.

Stakeholders across the IP community are keen to increase diversity in their ranks but, as Suzanne Harrison and Erik Oliver explain, even the most sophisticated companies face a challenge in building a full picture of precisely who is participating in the patenting process

Authors: Suzanne Harrison, Erik Oliver

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Originally published on IAM-media.com.