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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

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

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)

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

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

Diversity data reveals size of missed opportunities in inventors and patenting

Less than 13% of all inventors listed in patents in the United States are women, and opening the way to inventor diversity would increase annual US GDP by nearly $1 trillion, quadruple the number of American inventors and lead to many new and different inventions. So say Holly Fechner, executive director of Invent Together, and Diversity data reveals size of missed opportunities in inventors and patenting

Invent Together Praises Senate Judiciary Committee Passage of Unleashing American Innovators Act

Bill would provide meaningful Patent Pro Bono support to inventors across America Washington, D.C. (Dec. 1, 2022) — Holly Fechner, Executive Director of Invent Together, an alliance focused on narrowing the diversity gaps in invention and patenting, issued the following statement after the Senate Judiciary Committee passed the Unleashing American Innovators Act: “We’re grateful to Invent Together Praises Senate Judiciary Committee Passage of Unleashing American Innovators Act

Will More Women Patent Attorneys Lead To More Women Inventors?

Inventions typically emerge out of attempts to solve problems. Because people with different life experiences are motivated to solve different problems in different ways, striving to make the patent system more inclusive is eminently worthwhile. Put another way: Female inventors are more likely to patent solutions to problems that specifically or disproportionately affect women. This Will More Women Patent Attorneys Lead To More Women Inventors?