Laurie Self Takes on the Patent Gender Gap

Wednesday, Jan 25th, 2017

Laurie SelfLaurie Self knows patents. As an attorney working in intellectual property for almost 30 years, Self has gained a wealth of experience and a deep appreciation for the financial incentives that patents bring to both inventors and the U.S. economy.

She believes in the impact of the inventive spirit so much that she put her two children through the USPTO’s “Camp Invention”. You could say that intellectual property has become a lifestyle for her.

So, when she discovered that “only 7% of primary inventors listed on U.S. patents are women”, she decided it was time to put her vast knowledge to work in a new way: closing the patent gender gap.

Read about how she’s doing that in her article for IP Watchdog here.

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