2024 Women in intellectual property symposium

2024 Women in IP symposium -- a global diversity initiative

The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) is hosting delegates from intellectual property (IP) offices from around the world, both in person and online, for a three-day symposium March 6 - 8, 2024. During this year’s symposium, participants will discuss engaging topics and collaborate on developing and sustaining impactful programs that support the 2024 International Women’s Day theme: “Invest in Women: Accelerate Progress.” 

Through workshops, presentations, and panel discussions, this year’s event will address the state of women's representation in the IP ecosystem today and in the future. Some topics covered will include outreach directed at engaging youth and underrepresented communities in IP, addressing the gender gap, potential collaborations with various stakeholders, leveraging data to further inclusion of women in IP.

This year, similar to the past two years, the USPTO will observe International Women’s Day by joining other intellectual property offices and organizations around the world in a joint statement on International Women's Day recognizing the importance of diversity in innovation and creativity and the incredible value that women bring to economic progress worldwide.  

Watch USPTO Director Vidal's 2023 Opening Remarks



Agenda Day 1    Agenda Day 2   Agenda Day 3




For questions or comments, please email WomenandIP@uspto.gov.

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If you are an individual with a disability and would like to request a reasonable accommodation, please submit your request to the contact information listed above.

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This event is part of a series: Women in IP