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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


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.

Women attorneys make up 12% of PTAB appearances


Despite 20-30% of registered patent attorneys being women, women make up only 12% of total attorney appearances in Patent Trial and Appeal Board proceedings, according to a new report from the PTAB Bar Association.

‘Historic’: Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson joins SCOTUS

28-02-2022Muireann Bolger

In an historic development, US President Joe Biden has nominated Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson to serve as an Associate Justice on the Supreme Court—the first African American woman to assume the role.

SRA: large firms lagging behind on D&I

UK08-02-2022Muireann Bolger

Smaller law firms have become more diverse than their larger counterparts, according to a new report by the Solicitors Regulation Authority.

Mentorship and D&I: Insights from IBM, Deloitte and more...

International27-01-2022Muireann Bolger

January marks National Mentoring Month and comes at a time when such guidance and support has become vital in achieving a more diversified leadership in law.

BigLaw firms unveil D&I billable hours

International26-01-2022Muireann Bolger

Law firm Eversheds Sutherland has introduced a billable credit policy this month for work related to diversity and inclusion, joining a growing number of elite law firms that have adopted a similar policy.

US summer associate class ‘most diverse ever’

13-01-2022Muireann Bolger

The number of summer associates at US law firms was the most diverse ever recorded, but the levels of diversity continue to lag at more senior levels, according to a new report.

Watch: WIPR’s D&I virtual conference

International, UK16-12-2021Muireann Bolger

“Diversity matters because it is about fairness. Everybody should be treated equally, everybody should have an equal chance. It’s also good for business.”

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