April 28, 2021

Expanding the Eligibility Requirements to Foster Inclusion and Innovation in the U.S. Patent System



Jenna Saunders will join a webinar hosted by the Intellectual Property Owners Association focused on addressing the gender gap in the U.S. patent system. Jenna will join a panel of patent practitioners to examine the gender gap in the patent bar and its correlation to the STEM degree requirement. The panel will also discuss the qualifications for prosecuting design patents, review the letter from Senators Hirono, Coons, and Tillis to the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) as well as the USPTO’s response, and finally, explore ways to increase diversity among patent agents.

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