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More Inventors.
More Problems Solved.
A Brighter Future.

Inventors solve problems. It’s what they do. And the more diversity in our inventor community, the more diverse our problem solving will be. Unfortunately, researchers estimate that millions of individuals from underrepresented groups who could be inventing and patenting aren’t.

Imagine the possibilities if everyone was supported in bringing their ideas to life. In addition to addressing problems, inventing and patenting creates more career opportunities, boosts the economy, helps reduce wage and wealth gaps, and opens the door to even more innovation.

Start With The Stats

Gender
Gap
51% Women are 51% of the population, but less than 13% of inventors listed on U.S. patents are women.
Business
Growth
16x Women-owned businesses with patents pending have 16x the average revenues of those without any IP.
Race
Gap
8% Black, Hispanic, Multiracial, and American Indian and Alaska Native inventors make up less than 8% of U.S. inventors.
Economic
Boost
$1T If BIPOC and women invented at the same rate as white men, it would boost the U.S. economy up to $1 trillion per year.
Income
Gap
10x Children in the top 1% of family income are 10 times more likely to patent in their lifetimes than children in the entire bottom half of family income.
Job
Creation
+16 Startups with patents employ an average of 16 more new employees after five years than those without patents.

Closing these gaps would boost the U.S. economy up to $1 trillion per year.

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The Inventor’s Patent Academy

Ideas and inventions change the world—and they can come from anyone. But most people don’t know how to turn those ideas into reality. The key? Patents. They protect your inventions, so you can focus on the work and be compensated for it. This one-of-a-kind course will help you understand intellectual property and the patenting process and get you ready to apply for your own patent. You’ll hear from real inventors and experts in the field, who give their unique insights and advice. The course also explores some of the challenges you may face along the way—particularly those that typically affect women, people of color, veterans, individuals with lower incomes, people with disabilities, and other underrepresented inventors—and gives you the tools you need to take them on.

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RE: Comments in Response to 88 FR 22012 “Study of the Patent Pro Bono Programs,” FR Doc. 2023-07699

The Honorable Katherine K. Vidal Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the United States Patent and Trademark Office 600 Dulany Street Alexandria, VA 22314 RE:  Comments in Response to 88 FR 22012 “Study of the Patent Pro Bono Programs,” FR Doc. 2023-07699 Dear Director Vidal: Invent Together appreciates the opportunity to ... RE: Comments in Response to 88 FR 22012 “Study of the Patent Pro Bono Programs,” FR Doc. 2023-07699

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RE: Comments in Response to 88 FR 38847 “Request for Comments on Southeast Regional Office and Community Outreach Office Locations,” FR Doc. 2023-12824

Regional offices  (ROs) The purposes of the regional offices, as defined by the UAIA, are to: RO1: Better connect patent filers and innovators with the Office, including by increasing outreach activities to individual innovators, small businesses, veterans, low-income populations, students, rural populations, and any geographic group of innovators that the Director may determine to be underrepresented ... RE: Comments in Response to 88 FR 38847 “Request for Comments on Southeast Regional Office and Community Outreach Office Locations,” FR Doc. 2023-12824

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Historically Underrepresented Inventors Can Navigate the U.S. Patent System More Easily Due to The Inventor’s Patent Academy (TIPA)

WASHINGTON, D.C. – July 18, 2023 – Today, Invent Together and Qualcomm Incorporated released updates and enhancements to The Inventor’s Patent Academy (TIPA), a free online course that guides inventors through the process of turning their ideas into patented inventions. Invent Together and Qualcomm created TIPA to help close the diversity gaps in patenting. The ... Historically Underrepresented Inventors Can Navigate the U.S. Patent System More Easily Due to The Inventor’s Patent Academy (TIPA)

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