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
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.
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
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?
Not everyone has equal access to inventing and patenting, but schools can make a difference
Are women as successful as men in securing a patent for their invention? We set out to investigate gender bias in patent outcomes at IP Australia – the government agency responsible for administering intellectual property rights.
The CHIPS and Science Act is the most comprehensive effort in history to create opportunities in science and technology for women, people of color, and other underrepresented groups.
The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has appointed five additional federal officials to serve as co-vice chairs of a multiagency council that aims to develop a national strategy that promotes inclusive and expansive innovation in domestic entrepreneurship
In his remarks about the new CHIPS and Science Act, President Joe Biden proclaimed “we’re going to support entrepreneurs and technology hubs all across the country, including historically Black colleges and universities, minority-serving institutions, Tribal colleges. We’re going to tap into the greatest competitive advantage we have: our diverse and talented workforce that’s urban, rural, and suburban.”