Discussions on diversity in innovation

Join us virtually on Tuesday, December 14, 2021 for a discussion on increasing diversity among intellectual property (IP) practitioners with Elaine Spector, the first female partner at Harrity & Harrity, James O. Wilson, the Assistant Regional Director of the USPTO's Elijah J. McCoy Midwest Regional Office, and special guests from the Foundation for the Advancement of Diversity in IP Law. 

The panel discussion will address topics that include:

  • Microaggressions  
  • Unconscious bias  
  • Diversity at the top
  • Salary disparity
  • Meritocracy and reality
  • Vague and ineffective feedback
  • Being labeled toxic for truthful and factual conduct

Register to join us for a lively and spirited discussion engaging those who share a passion for a more equitable future.

Register today

The USPTO's Midwest Regional Office is offering this event for nationwide participation starting at noon ET. For more information, email MidwestRegion@uspto.gov or call 313-446-4800.

Contact information for our other four offices, as well as local start times for this event, are as follows: 

This event is part of a series: Advancing Equity