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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

51% Women are 51% of the population, but less than 13% of inventors listed on U.S. patents are women.
16x Women-owned businesses with patents pending have 16x the average revenues of those without any IP.
8% Black, Hispanic, Multiracial, and American Indian and Alaska Native inventors make up less than 8% of U.S. inventors.
$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.
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.
+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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To understand why America’s lead in tech and innovation is eroding, look at China’s investment in women inventors

In the race for global technology leadership, China understands that it needs more inventors to compete with the United States and has worked systematically to expand its capacity to innovate. That’s why China is eating America’s lunch on a critical measure of technological capacity: women inventors.

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Invent Together and WIPO Release Global Findings on Women Patenting Rate

For Immediate Release U.S. women’s contribution to patenting lags behind China; China has top marks in women’s share of total patents and greater patent team diversity. Washington, DC – (March 22, 2023) – A new global report, The Gender Gap in Global Patenting: An International Comparison Over Two Decades, by the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), an ... Invent Together and WIPO Release Global Findings on Women Patenting Rate

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Invent Together Applauds Inclusion of Unleashing American Innovators Act in the Omnibus Spending Package

Legislation would expand participation in the patent system. Washington, D.C. (Dec. 20, 2022) — Today, Holly Fechner, Executive Director of Invent Together, an alliance focused on narrowing the diversity gaps in invention and patenting, issued the following statement on the inclusion of the Unleashing American Innovators Act on the FY23 omnibus spending bill: “Today, congressional ... Invent Together Applauds Inclusion of Unleashing American Innovators Act in the Omnibus Spending Package

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Ready to turn your idea into a reality? Patenting inventions is the best way to protect them. This is the first step in joining the innovation ecosystem—and enjoying the better opportunities that come with inventing and patenting.

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