IP Boutiques Among Worst Firms For Women

Law360, New York (April 20, 2015, 9:07 PM EDT) -- Intellectual property law firms are struggling to increase gender diversity, a failure practitioners and law firm leaders say is a result of too few female lawyers with backgrounds in the fields that IP attorneys need, such as engineering and computer science.

Women in IP law describe their cohort as a supportive, enthusiastic group, but one that is lacking in numbers, which is reflected in Law360’s Glass Ceiling Report: 2015. The 19 firms that self-identified as IP boutiques reported employing a lower average percentage of female attorneys, nonpartners and partners than law firms overall. Among IP boutiques, women make up 24.27 percent...

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