Partner Mercedes Meyer was interviewed by National Public Radio (NPR) about the Intellectual Property Owners Association’s (IPO) development of its Gender Diversity in Innovation Toolkit, airing on Sunday, October 13, 2019, as part of NPR's All Things Considered program.
Even though about half of all Ph.D.s in the United States are awarded to women, only 12% of patent inventors are female, according to statistics from the U.S. Patent Office. In an interview on NPR’s All Things Considered, Meyer told the national radio network that she thinks she knows why the statistics are skewed.
“We are being categorized at a young age, and we are being domesticated into a mindset of girls don't do that. Girls don't invent,” Meyer said in the interview.