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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.

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


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.

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