Facebook, Slack IP Attys Say Diversity Efforts Start With Data

Law360 (August 27, 2020, 10:16 PM EDT) -- General counsel looking to eliminate bias and increase the diversity of their intellectual property departments should back up their efforts with data and ask important questions early on, IP leaders at Facebook and Slack said during a webinar on Thursday organized by the San Francisco Intellectual Property Law Association.

Cyndi Wheeler, senior director of IP at Slack Technologies Inc., and Allen Lo, vice president of IP at Facebook Inc., were the featured speakers of the webinar, which looked to open dialogue on the topic amid a nationwide discussion on systemic racism following George Floyd's killing by Minneapolis police officers now charged...

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