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Patent filings: where are the women?

International08-04-2020Sarah Morgan

“Shameful” is the word WIPO director general Francis Gurry used last month to describe the lack of women participating in the innovation ecosystem. And the statistics back him up—less than one-fifth (18.7%) of inventors named in international patent applications in 2019 were women. Sarah Morgan reports.

Career series: Laura Schoppe, Fuentek

06-04-2020Laura Schoppe

Laura Schoppe of technology transfer consultant Fuentek tells WIPR about her earlier work at GE Aerospace, why she founded her own firm, and about serving up clam chowder to geniuses.

Career series: Millicent Grant

International09-03-2020Millicent Grant

Millicent Grant is a pioneer. Earlier this year, she became the first chartered legal executive to be appointed an Honorary Queen’s Counsel in the UK.

D&I: putting your money where your mouth is

05-03-2020Sarah Morgan

Swiss pharmaceutical company Novartis has become the latest corporate to place tough diversity demands on outside counsel. It’s good news, but is it enough? Sarah Morgan reports.

Career series: Sanjana Sharma, UL (Underwriters Laboratories)

International31-01-2020Sanjana Sharma

Sanjana Sharma, associate general counsel for IP and knowledge management at UL, recalls her early interest in being a brand attorney and describes the rewards of working in a collaborative environment.

Ageism: the old taboo

International28-01-2020Nadia Whittley

If businesses want to get the best out of their workers, it’s time the insidious influence of bias against older employees was exposed, discussed and overcome, says Nadia Whittley of Arquer Diagnostics.

Career series: Sasha Lazarevich

07-01-2020Sasha Lazarevich

IP crimes prosecutor Sasha Lazarevich, deputy city attorney at the Office of the Los Angeles City Attorney, reveals her past inspirations and current motivations.

The power of mentoring

International23-12-2019Gretchen Stroud

Mentored workers feel more satisfied with and more committed to their careers, and a mentor may be a catalyst for a dramatic career change or a gentle nudge to move forward. Gretchen Stroud of Gilead Sciences explores the benefits.

Femtech: flying the flag for women’s health and innovators

International02-12-2019Anna Jackson

As well as targeting treatments for women’s health, femtech will be part of the movement towards personalised medicine for everyone, says Anna Jackson of Kirkland & Ellis.

USPTO Interviews: One giant leap

26-11-2019Sarah Morgan

USPTO deputy director Laura Peter explains to WIPR’s Sarah Morgan how the office is undertaking several initiatives to support women throughout the management chain at the IP office.

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