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Nearly two-thirds of lawyers experience burnout: study

International30-01-2023Muireann Bolger

More than three in ten lawyers said they didn’t feel supported by their law firm | Work caseload and work-life balance have emerged as key concerns.

Accent bias remains a problem in law

UK30-01-2023Muireann Bolger

Barriers remain for lawyers without ‘received pronunciation’ or southern accents | Survey finds that many are told to soften accents to “fit in”.

Junior lawyers affected by mental health and career woes

International30-01-2023Liz Hockley

Study reveals jump in number of lawyers with career concerns | Charity anticipates that the tough economic climate will take its toll in 2023.

USPTO launches IP tool to help women entrepreneurs

30-01-2023Muireann Bolger

Initiative enables those at the start of their IP journey to determine assets and understand protection | Women are less likely than men to be able to secure the necessary capital and IP protections.

HPE executive joins USPTO in top role

19-12-2022Staff Writer

New addition brings a "wealth" of patent litigation experience to the role | Successful candidate has a strong background in global IP policy and diversity initiatives.

USPTO bolsters inclusive innovation council

28-09-2022Staff Writer

Raft of appointments includes leaders from science, tech, and minority businesses | Council for Inclusive Innovation aims to increase the percentage of women and under-represented groups in patents.

Finnegan appoints partner as D&I lead

International23-09-2022Movers & ShakersMuireann Bolger

Law firm Finnegan has announced that partner Scott Burwell has been appointed as the firm’s partner-in-charge of diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Interview: Annie Tsoi, AIPPI

15-09-2022Sarah Speight

The secretary general’s priority is to bring more of a focus on protecting cultural creation in a world that is “chasing technological advancement”, she tells Sarah Speight at the bureau’s annual congress.

USPTO hires DEIA advisor to promote diversity

05-09-2022Sarah Speight

Appointment forms part of the agency’s bid to to be a “place of and for opportunity” | New advisor previously worked at Arnold & Porter, Cooley, and Weil Gotshal.

Q&A: Meta and Microsoft GCs on LOT's D&I project

International12-08-2022Sarah Speight

General counsel from the tech companies, along with LOT Network’s CEO, explain their aims behind a new initiative aimed at tackling diversity, equity, and inclusion issues in the IP industry.

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