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Women in the boardroom: A balancing act?

India, International, UK02-05-2019

In the legal profession a woman can climb the career ladder, but between lawyer and partner level, there’s a step missing, and it often arises around parenthood.

Company focus: Nokia Technologies

India, International02-05-2019

Nokia’s chief legal officer Maria Varsellona spearheads the efforts to create a company where women have the same opportunities as men and are well represented in all business domains and functions.

WIPO: A long wait for balance


Women’s participation in Patent Cooperation Treaty applications has improved over time, but a gender balance may not be achieved until 2080, according to a 2016 report from the World Intellectual Property Organization. We spoke to director general Francis Gurry about his views.

Women in the boardroom: Survival of the fittest?


For the most part, law firm culture operates on a ‘survival of the fittest’ mentality, with employees hitting 60-plus hours on a weekly basis.

Women in STEM: Bridging the gender gap


A plethora of studies have indicated that diversity drives innovation and economic performance, so why are the STEM fields, where innovation is the life-blood, so behind on gender diversity? WIPR investigates the reasons behind the failure to attract and retain women, and what needs to be done.

IP office interview: Getting the message across

Caribbean25-04-2019Peronia Browne

An unwillingness to invest in IP is one of the biggest challenges facing Saint Lucia’s IP registry, but registrar Peronia Browne is determined to tackle it.

Working towards a diverse environment

UK25-04-2019Nicola Dagg

WIPR’s Influential Women in IP initiative is another crucial piece of the conversation about advancing women in the field of IP and building communities of like-minded individuals—regardless of gender—who are committed to creating environments where everyone can thrive, writes Nicola Dagg of Kirkland & Ellis.

IP office interview: Super women


Josephine Santiago, director general of the Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines, talks about the importance of IP and how Miss Universe sparked an interest in waning traditions.

Women in STEM: Looking upstream for equality


Despite greater female participation in science and engineering occupations and entrepreneurship, since 1998 the share of patents with at least one female inventor has increased only from 15% to 21%.

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