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A melting pot of innovation

Singapore11-08-2021Tom Phillips

As head of the Intellectual Property Office of Singapore, Rena Lee finds herself at the forefront of a nation’s economic hopes—and its diversity is a crucial asset, Tom Phillips finds.

Class of 2021: Leaving the comfort zone

International10-08-2021Liliane Roriz

Liliane Roriz of Licks Attorneys in Brazil explores how her experience as an appellate judge and her passion for promoting D&I helps her to impart a unique perspective to clients.

Class of 2021: Making a difference

International10-08-2021Denise Benz, Marjan Noor and David Stone

Diversity and inclusion are core values at law firm Allen & Overy and three of its attorneys have each achieved well-earned spots on WIPR’s 2021 Diversity Champions, Influential Women in IP and Trailblazer lists. We caught up with the pioneering trio to find more about what drives their passion for progress.

The fight for trans rights

International10-08-2021Muireann Bolger

While the rights of lesbian, gay and bisexual people have advanced over the past decades, campaigners for transgender people believe that the ‘T’ in LGBT+, needs far more attention. Muireann Bolger reports.

Taking on the macho culture

International10-08-2021Laura Collada

Laura Collada, managing partner of Dumont in Mexico, reflects on her working life, the challenges that remain for diversity and inclusion and her hopes for the future.

Mental health and law: does IP have a culture problem?

International10-08-2021Rory O'Neill

A 24/7 working culture and shrinking boundaries between home and the office are some of the problems the profession needs to address to prevent mental health problems within its ranks, reports Rory O’Neill.

Driving cultural change

UK10-08-2021Vanessa Stainthorpe

HGF’s partner and patent attorney, Vanessa Stainthorpe, reflects on working in a male-dominated area, being a mental health first aider, and remembering the ‘inclusion’ part of D&I.

DABUS: decoding Australia’s AI decision

Australia10-08-2021Richard Hamer, Lauren John and Alexandra Moloney

Allowing an AI as an inventor could benefit the country’s pharma and drug discovery industries, say Richard Hamer, Lauren John and Alexandra Moloney of Allens.

COVID-19: A rollercoaster ride

International09-08-2021Muireann Bolger

Nobody escaped the long shadow cast by the pandemic. Muireann Bolger heard from several lawyers about their personal ups and downs during these extraordinary times.

Widening the talent pool

International09-08-2021Fiona McBride

The IP industry could be doing more to promote gender equality but women in the industry need to share their experiences and ‘sell’ the profession to young people, says Fiona McBride of Withers & Rogers.

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