Many firms and companies have taken initial steps to create programs that promote diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility (DEIA). However, how do you move beyond just having a Diversity Committee or a Diversity Manager for your company or firm and cultivate a workplace environment that actively pursues the integration of DEIA principles as part of its culture? How can you in your current role as an attorney, supervisor, or leader move the needle? What can we learn from related efforts to increase diversity in the legal community generally? What economic benefits, including impact to a corporation’s bottom line, can be achieved through diversity?
Come join United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) personnel and intellectual property (IP) professionals in person at the University of Minnesota Law School or online for a discussion about how to promote a culture of DEIA in your workplace and in inventorship. Hope Shimabuku, Regional Director of the USPTO's Texas Regional Office, will moderate this event.
Topics will include:
- Recent USPTO studies on
- Women inventor rate
- Ties between the economy and IP ownership
- Highlights of Santa Clara University’s white paper on Diversity in Innovation Best Practices Guide
Register early, as the event will offer 30 seats in person and 1000 spaces for registrants to stream the event online.
For questions about this event, contact the Texas Regional Office at TexasRegionalOffice@uspto.gov or 469-295-9000.
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.