We Need Reliable Data On Patent Agent, Atty Gender Diversity
By Christopher Turoski (June 24, 2021, 4:19 PM EDT) -- The discussion around increasing diversity in the patent field continues to gain traction.
My forthcoming article in the Vanderbilt Journal of Entertainment and Technology Law argues for increasing the diversity of patent practitioners by increasing the number of patent agents.
Consider this a pipeline argument: Increasing the diversity of students in the fields of science, technology and engineering will necessarily result in greater diversity among patent agents and, accordingly, greater diversity among patent practitioners as a whole.
One hurdle in assessing the diversity of the patent field is a lack of reliable data. In a December 2020 letter to Andrei Iancu, then-director...
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