Equity and Inclusivity in Patents

OHSU Innovates Speaker Series

April 17, 2024
10 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Contact Information
Claudia Nakama

Webinar Description

Join us for the OHSU Innovates Speaker Series, where we will delve into promoting equity and inclusivity in patent inventorship. As of 2019, women and people of color make up a very small percentage of inventors on patents issued in the US, at approximately 12% and 1.7% respectively. These disparities in patent inventorship surpass even those in scientific authorship and bring with them significant economic implications.

About our speakers: Intellectual property lawyer Stephen Sullivan, JD of Schwabe, Williamson, and Wyatt will lead the discussion, joined by OHSU members Carmem Pfeifer, DDS, PhD, and Ruchi Thanawala, MD, MS , to discuss the barriers to inclusive inventorship and strategies to foster more equity in patenting. 

OHSU Innovates Speaker Series Poster displaying pictures of the three speakers and the event title: Promoting Inventor Equity in Patenting

If you have a disability and need an accommodation to attend or participate in this event, please contact Claudia Nakama (nakama@ohsu.edu) at least five business days before the event.