It's Time To Fix The Patent System's Gender Problem

Law360 (March 3, 2021, 2:33 PM EST) -- If we had a nickel for every incidence of astonishment on the faces of people when they learn we work in patent law — and have engineering degrees — we might be rich by now.

At networking events, when meeting new clients, and even when talking to the rare female inventor, both of us have heard surprise that we are admitted to the patent bar, or disbelief that we have backgrounds in electrical engineering.

It's hard to break the stereotype that the typical patent attorney is male with a science or engineering degree, because that is exactly who mostly is admitted...

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