Invent Together is an alliance of universities, nonprofits, companies, passionate individuals, and other stakeholders, brought together by a shared belief: that everyone should have the opportunity to invent and patent their ideas.
Why? Because it’s an important step toward gender equity and racial justice. Because it will make our country stronger and more successful. Because it will help us solve more problems and build a brighter future for everyone.
If we can break down barriers to help more innovative thinkers patent their inventions, we can create jobs, boost the U.S. economy, close wage and wealth gaps, and discover new ways to improve society as a whole.
We supported research by leading academics and think tanks to measure patent gaps and identify best practices to close them.
This bill required the USPTO to study and report on the available data on the number of patents applied for and obtained by women, minorities, and veterans and to make recommendations for legislative actions to increase the participation of women, minorities, and veterans in patenting.
We convened multiple roundtable workshops that brought together academics, practitioners, non-profit organizations, universities, companies, policymakers, and other stakeholders to discuss ways we can increase inventor diversity.
We’re helping policymakers, practitioners, and the public become more knowledgeable about the patent gaps and the benefits of inventor diversity.
We’re always looking for more information on why patent gaps exist and how to close them.
We lift up programs at companies and universities that aim to develop and institute best practices for inventor diversity.
We shine a light on inventors who have overcome systemic challenges to bring their ideas to life.
The Inventors’ Patent Academy is a free course designed to help inventors understand patents so they can pursue their ideas and protect their inventions.
This bill would direct the USPTO to collect inventors’ demographic data on a voluntary basis and make this information available in the aggregate for research.