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Innovator Diversity Pilots Conference

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In the US, women represent over 50% of the workforce and 27% of STEM workers, but only 13% of inventors. A growing number of companies, law firms, academics, and agencies are actively experimenting with ways to narrow these and other innovator-inventor gaps* in participation. Join us for the second innovator diversity pilots conference, in partnership with the National Council on Patent Practicum (NCPP), Adapt.Legal, and a host of other sponsors focused on projects and effective practices to increase participation in innovation.

The 2024 Conference will be held on Friday, September 20, 2024 in Tull Auditorium at Emory University School of Law.

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Conference participants will:

  • Learn from and share with peers and others a wealth of practices for increasing diversity and inclusion in invention and innovation and evidence of their effectiveness;
  • Hear from leading academics, corporate attorneys, and the USPTO about how to run pilots using best practices as documented by the IPO Diversity Toolkit and High Tech Law Institute’s Best Practices in Diversity Guide to quantify their impact;
  • Join a community of leaders exploring and deploying novel ways to increase the participation of women and underrepresented groups in innovation and inventing.

Information from the first conference is available here; also check out the Diversity Pilots Initiative website.


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Sponsored by the Emory University School of Law with The University of California-Berkeley

Co-sponsors include:

Diamond Sponsors

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Gold Sponsors

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Silver Sponsors

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Non-Financial Sponsors

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Organizers and Keynote Speakers
(from left) Margo Bagley, Colleen Chien, Valencia Martin Wallace, Jillian Grennan, Braxton Davis, Suzanne Harrison, Michael Binns

Conference Panel

Organized by: Professor Margo Bagley (Emory University School of Law), Professor Colleen Chien (University of California Berkeley School of Law), and Professor Jillian Grennan (Emory University)


*The Gender Innovator-Inventor Gap (from Chien, Redefining Progress and the Case for Diversity in Innovation and Inventing

Graph: The Gender Innovator-Inventor Gap (from Chien,  Redefining Progress and the Case for Diversity in Innovation and Inventing)
 


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