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
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?
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 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.”
Invent Together, an IP diversity advocacy group has announced the launch of The Inventor’s Patent Academy (TIPA), an e-learning course designed to educate inventors from diverse and underrepresented backgrounds about the US patent system.
Invent Together successfully advocated for the IDEA Act and other provisions related to inventor diversity to be included in the Senate and House innovation and competition bills known as USICA and the America COMPETES Act. For months, a conference committee has been working to reconcile the differences between these two bills. This week, lawmakers decided ... Legislative Update on the IDEA Act
By Holly Fechner (July 7, 2022) At age 17, Alissa Chavez became the youngest known Latina patent holder in the U.S. Her invention, Hot Seat, is an alarm system intended to prevent a parent from accidentally leaving a child in a hot car. Chavez introduced the idea for Hot Seat at her eighth grade science ... IDEA Act Would Help Remove Barriers To Inventor Equity
Invent Together today launched an online learning platform aimed at guiding inventors from diverse and underrepresented backgrounds through the benefits of the patent system and the process of turning their breakthroughs into patented inventions.
In the coming weeks, negotiators from the U.S. Senate will meet with their House counterparts to hash out a compromise on a critical piece of legislation — one that could make our nation more innovative and economically competitive.
How to Increase Annual U.S. GDP by $1 Trillion? Invest in Diverse Inventors Increasing participation in invention and patenting by underrepresented groups would quadruple the number of American inventors, increase annual U.S. GDP by almost $1 trillion, and result in exciting new and different inventions. Please join this distinguished panel to learn more about the ... Congressional Briefing on Patent Diversity:
By Tom Temin, Federal News Network President Biden has nominated Kathi Vidal, an experienced patent attorney, to become director of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. One group says she’s a good pick. Joining Federal Drive with Tom Temin to explain why is Holly Fechner, executive director of a nonprofit group called Invent Together, which ... At least one thumbs up for President Biden’s Patent and Trademark Office nominee
“The IDEA Act is a crucial step toward ensuring that our nation’s inventors have equal access to the benefits of patenting, regardless of gender, race, or income. It will also help ensure that we use the full measure of our talent to compete globally.” The full Senate Judiciary Committee today passed the Inventor Diversity for ... IDEA Act Passed Out of Senate Judiciary Committee, Invent Together
“The reintroduction of the IDEA Act is a crucial step toward ensuring that our nation’s inventors have equal access to our innovation ecosystem, regardless of gender, race, or income. Invent Together applauds this important effort to gather the data we need to build a more diverse and inclusive patent system,” RICHMOND, Va. (WAVY) — U.S. ... Tillis introduces bill to close the patent gap faced by women, Invent Together
“By making the patent process more inclusive, we will help drive economic growth and elevate communities hurt by longstanding discriminatory barriers.” – Rep. Nydia Velázquez Representative Nydia Velázquez (D-NY), Senator Mazie K. Hirono (D-HI), Senator Thom Tillis (R-NC), and Congressman Steve Stivers (R-OH) yesterday reintroduced the Inventor Diversity for Economic Advancement Act (IDEA Act), which ... Industry Groups Urge Quick Passage of Reintroduced IDEA Act, Invent Together
Today, a bipartisan, bicameral group of Members of Congress introduced the Inventor Diversity for Economic Advancement (IDEA) Act, which allows the USPTO to collect demographic data on inventors from patent applicants on a voluntary basis. Invention is a core American value. American inventors developed the lightbulb, the airplane, the hypodermic needle, the mobile phone, and ... Congress Introduces IDEA Act, Crucial Step Toward Diversifying Invention and Patenting
Inventing and innovation have always played a major role in moving society forward. The United States has specifically been known for its ingenuity and innovation. Alexander Graham Bell invented the telephone, Henry Ford invented the moving assembly line, Robert Fulton invented the steamboat – the list goes on. However, systemic barriers created by social expectations ... Remembering Women Innovators on International Women’s Day
Senator Mazie K. Hirono, Senator Christopher Coons and Senator Thom Tillis have all sent letters to President Biden requesting that the new Director for the USPTO be an individual committed to expanding diversity in the innovation ecosystem. 2021-12-10 Coons Hirono Letter re USPTO Director 2.16 Ltr to President Biden re USPTO Nominee
In case you missed our virtual event promoting diversity in the U.S., you can watch it here! We were very thankful to have Senator Mazie K. Hirono, USPTO Director Andrei Iancu, and other distinguished guest speakers. We highly encourage visitors to watch the video and witness the powerful message shared across all speakers.
Cook’s research shows the lack of diversity in economics is even more egregious than the profession’s harshest critics believed. What happens when your ability to analyze data results in unique economic insights? If you are Lisa Cook, who is this week’s guest on Masters in Business, you end up doing research for many of the ... Economist Lisa Cook’s Groundbreaking Research, Invent Together
While the targets unquestionably suffer the most, denying people equal opportunities diminishes the finances of millions of Americans. Discrimination hurts just about everyone, not only its direct victims. New research shows that while the immediate targets of racism are unquestionably hurt the most, discrimination inflicts a staggering cost on the entire economy, reducing the wealth ... Racism Impoverishes the Whole Economy, Invent Together
Bloomberg Opinion columnist Barry Ritholtz speaks with Dr. Lisa Cook, a professor in the department of economics and in international relations at Michigan State University. As the first Marshall Scholar from Spelman College, she received a second B.A. from Oxford University before earning her Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley. She has served as ... Lisa Cook on Gender and Race in Economics (Podcast), Invent Together
A new coalition will work to change the status quo among U.S. patent holders, who are largely white males, and introduce more diversity in inventing and patenting, according to an announcement shared exclusively with Axios. Why it matters: The patent diversity gap limits opportunities for the majority of Americans and leaves the U.S. with less ... New group aims to make patenting, inventing more diverse, Invent Together
Efforts to encourage innovation by women, underrepresented minorities and people from lower socioeconomic rungs will get a new push from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. The agency aims to “expand the American innovation ecosystem” by pulling together venture capitalists, industry titans and educators to create a national strategy, Andrei Iancu, director of the patent ... U.S. Patent Office Aims to Boost Innovation By Women, Minorities, Invent Together
UNIDENTIFIED PERSON, BYLINE: NPR. (SOUNDBITE OF DROP ELECTRIC SONG, “WAKING UP TO THE FIRE”) CARDIFF GARCIA, HOST: Hey, everyone. It’s Cardiff. This is THE INDICATOR FROM PLANET MONEY. Today I’m joined by an old friend of the show’s, economist Lisa Cook of Michigan State University, because Lisa has just released a study that offers new ... The Inclusion Payoff, Invent Together
The percentage of women inventors filing additional patents within five years of their first is on the rise. Data from the United States Patent and Trademark Office shows improvement in the patent field for women since the 1980s. Back then, only 28% of women filed another patent within five years of their first, compared with ... Women Inventors are sticking with it, patent office says
UNIDENTIFIED REPORTER, BYLINE: This is PLANET MONEY from NPR. KAREN DUFFIN, HOST: In the mid-’90s, there was this big new economic theory that was all the rage. It was an idea for how countries can produce unlimited economic growth, which is kind of the whole point of economics. You know, growth means less poverty, more ... Patent Racism, Invent Together
Much work ahead in helping more women and minorities get patents Qualcomm, instrumental in the SUCCESS Act, has commissioned research that provides Congress with information to enhance patent diversity. BY REID CREAGER Twelve percent. That’s the ratio of inventors awarded United States patents in 2016 who are women, according to a February 2019 report by ... Gaping Gap, Invent Together
Going through the patenting process can be intimidating for new inventors, but Jayshree Seth feels fortunate that when she started out at 3M Co. more than two decades ago, she worked with an in-house patent attorney who immediately put her at ease. “He would say things like, ‘Thank you for inventing, Jayshree,’” said Seth, a ... The Female Inventor Problem And How Lawyers Are Helping, Invent Together
For 226 years, men led the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, the agency that fosters American innovation and entrepreneurship. Enter Michelle Lee, the agency’s first female leader. A Silicon Valley native who built a radio with her father in the family living room, Lee grew up with female classmates who thrived in math and science. ... Why are most inventors men?, Invent Together
Where are all the female inventors? According to a new analysis by the Institute for Women’s Policy Research, women held fewer than one in five patents in 2010. And the numbers are even worse when it comes to women as primary inventors: Just a puny 8%. At the current rate of progress, gender equality among ... There’s a Huge Gender Gap Among Inventors, Invent Together
Another day, another sobering statistic about the gender gap in the workplace. Although women have more than quintupled their representation among patent holders since 1977, only 7.7% of more than 520,000 patents were applied for by a female inventor in 2010 (the most recent year gender was tracked by the United States Patent and Trademark ... Dissecting The Patent Gap, Invent Together