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UKIPO’s gender pay gap reflects lack of women in STEM, office says

UK28-01-2020Rory O'Neill

The UK Intellectual Property Office has reported a 32% gender pay gap in favour of men.

Discrimination fears stop disabled lawyers changing jobs, survey reveals

UK27-01-2020Sarah Morgan

More than half of the solicitors and paralegals believe their career and promotion prospects are inferior to those of non-disabled colleagues, according to research published late last week.

Women and minority reps welcome Intel’s new diversity rule

17-01-2020Rory O'Neill

Two organisations promoting greater diversity in the legal industry have welcomed Intel’s commitment to only do business with law firms who meet certain diversity-related standards.

Skadden defends diversity culture after Al Sharpton criticism

07-01-2020Sarah Morgan

One week after Rev Al Sharpton called out Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom for a lack of diversity in the Delaware legal system, the law firm has responded with a defence of its diversity commitment.

US law school enrolment rises, but minority groups stall

24-12-2019Sarah Morgan

Law school enrolment in the US rose 2% in 2019, but the percentage of minority students enrolling has fallen slightly, according to statistics from the American Bar Association.

US law firm diversity stats reveal ‘meagre gains’: NALP report

20-12-2019Sarah Morgan

Only one in five equity partners in US law firms are women and less than 8% are people of colour, according to a report from the National Association for Law Placement.

PTAB urges law firms to include more women on trial teams

18-11-2019Saman Javed

Of the top 500 firms appearing in most proceedings before the US Patent Trial and Appeal Board, women make up half of the total attorney appearances at just 17 firms, according to a new report.

Influential Women in IP: juggling childcare and planning for curveballs

UK08-11-2019Sarah Morgan

As dual-income households rise, requests from men for flexible working arrangements to fit in with childcare responsibilities are reportedly becoming more frequent. But company cultures need to change to ensure that these requests are more broadly accepted, according to a panel.

USPTO seeks authority for inventor diversity survey

01-11-2019Rory O'Neill

The US Patent and Trademark Office has asked Congress for greater data-gathering powers in order to address a “dearth of information” on the participation of minorities in the patent system.

Influential Women in IP: is it ever OK to cry at work?

International22-10-2019Sarah Morgan

Crying at work and whether the work/life balance truly exists were just two of the topics discussed last week at WIPR’s Influential Women in IP in San Francisco.

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