Growth Of Women Inventors Is 'Sluggish,' USPTO Finds

By Nadia Dreid (February 11, 2019, 10:35 PM EST) -- Women inventors are forcing their way into the patent field surely but very slowly, according to a report released by the United States Patent and Trademark Office on Monday examining female patent holders over the last four decades.

The report — which looked at women who were awarded U.S. patents between 1976 and 2016 — found that more female inventors are being granted patents than ever, but generally as part of large, mixed-gender groups of four or more.

"Even though more patent inventor teams include women, the gender composition among all investors has not changed significantly," the report said.

The increase...

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