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.
Closing these gaps would boost the U.S. economy up to $1 trillion per year.Get The Facts
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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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Real change demands real action. We advocate for diverse inventors by supporting public policies that will make American innovation more equitable and inclusive. Here’s how you can help.
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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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