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
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
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)
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.
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
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
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
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
Thank you for your leadership in advancing S. 2773, the Unleashing American Innovators Act, introduced by Senators Leahy and Tillis. Invent Together strongly urges you to support greater participation in inventing and patenting by passing this bipartisan bill.
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?