Topic: Diversity and inclusion

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Top takeaways from Kathi Vidal’s early days in office

Since being sworn-in, the agency's director has rolled-out new IPR decision review procedures, revealed plans to boost patent quality and pledged to look closely at eligibility

03 June 2022

Western Digital uncovered “root causes” of female innovator under-representation, says IP chief

David Dutcher says mentoring programmes increased female invention disclosures 26% and that retaining talent, employee know-how and patenting innovation is increasingly important as the semiconductor shortage continues

02 June 2022

Betting on diversity in innovation

Not only will Lenovo’s inventor diversity efforts pay off in the form of a stronger patent portfolio, argues senior counsel Jason Friday in this month's Inclusivity Insights, but they’ll be able to prove it using data

28 May 2022

IPBC Global 2022 approaches sell-out territory

The world’s pre-eminent event focusing on IP value creation takes place in Chicago from 12 to 14 June with over 500 senior delegates set to attend

19 May 2022

How Seagate is working to advance diversity and inclusion in patenting

Nikki Price Shaffer and Bob Pechman share insights on how the computer storage company is using data to understand and address the patent inclusion gap

29 April 2022

Closing diversity gaps in patenting: current initiatives and the HP perspective

Ceyda Maisami and Ben Su survey recent DEI efforts in the tech world and explain how HP is tackling the gender disparity in patents

20 April 2022

The lessons Big Tech can learn from pharma on inventor diversity

IAM’s Diversity 100 is a listing of the entities with the greatest proportion of female inventors named on US patent grants maintained between 1 January 2010 and 1 January 2022. It is dominated by life sciences companies and is a timely reminder of the importance of targeted and early recruitment, as well as inclusion programmes that genuinely promote parity

06 April 2022

Patent-intensive industries drive higher-skilled, better-paying jobs, USPTO report finds

In a snapshot of IP’s role in the pre-pandemic economy, USPTO also points out that patent-heavy sectors have kept pace with overall growth despite oft-critiqued law and policy changes

25 March 2022

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