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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.

LOT Network launches IP diversity initiative

01-08-2022Staff Writer

Not-for-profit group to tackle diversity gaps in patent teams | Scheme formed in partnership with big names such as Amazon, Google and Microsoft.

Q&A: Laura Orlando, HSF: ‘Breaking glass ceilings’

International14-06-2022Muireann Bolger

The firm’s global head of IP shares her experience of building a practice from scratch in a new market, and the importance of carving a ‘niche’.

Representation of women authors ‘encouraging’ but gaps remain in software and music: US Copyright Office

13-06-2022

Women authors have made “considerable progress” in utilising the US copyright system, according to a new report from the US Copyright Office.

WIPR Diversity survey now live: Have your say on D&I

International07-06-2022Muireann Bolger

For the fourth year running, WIPR is looking to gather in-depth information about the progress of diversity and inclusion in the IP profession and we would really value hearing your thoughts on this vital issue.

US law firms shed higher rate of minority attorneys, report finds

18-05-2022Sarah Speight

US law firms recorded higher attrition rates among minority US attorneys when compared to their white counterparts, according to a report by the American Bar Association.

Mental Health Awareness Week: ‘time for cultural change’

UK11-05-2022Muireann Bolger

The Law Society of England and Wales has joined forces with charity LawCare to call for cultural changes to improve mental health and wellbeing in the legal profession.

Judge Jackson: a ‘welcome addition’ to SCOTUS IP cases

08-04-2022Muireann Bolger

In a landmark development, Ketanji Brown Jackson will become the first African-American woman to serve on the US Supreme Court in its 233-year history.

Philippines IP office waives fees for women-led patent applications

Philippines04-04-2022

The Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines has launched incentive programmes in a bid to boost the participation of women inventors and designers in innovation activities.

Coca-Cola backtracks on ambitious D&I policy

28-03-2022Muireann Bolger

Coca-Cola US has formally renounced the controversial diversity and inclusion proposals unveiled by its former general counsel Bradley Gayton last year, it has been revealed.

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