Finding Our Lost Marie Curies: Gender Diversity in Innovation

Event Date
  • 4/24/2019   3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
    Please arrive early for registration
  • Columbia University School of Law
    The Center for Gender and Sexuality Law
    435 W 116th Street
    New York, New York 10027

Attendance at this event is by invitation only (non-transferable).  This roundtable is not a CLE program. The format is similar to a town-hall meeting, in which Director Andrei Iancu, moderator Laura Sheridan, and invited guests will come together to discuss this topic "Finding Our Lost Marie Curies: Gender Diversity in Innovation".

Date: Wednesday, April 24, 2019, 3:00PM – 4:30PM
Location: Case Lounge, 7th floor, Columbia University School of Law, 435 W 116th Street, New York, NY 10027

Reception sponsored by The Center for Gender and Sexuality Law, Columbia Law School

Coordinated by 
Kathleen McCarthy, NYIPLA President-Elect, King & Spalding
Laura Sheridan, NYIPLA Corporate Committee Co-chair, Google
Colleen Chien, Columbia Law School, Visiting Professor of Law

Background Materials

  1. Progress and Potential: A profile of women inventors on U.S. patents
  2. Trailblazers and Lost Einsteins: Women Inventors and the Future of American Innovation
  3. Lost Einsteins: Lack of Diversity in Patent Inventorship and the Impact on America’s Innovation Economy
  4. Resources on implicit bias from the American Bar Association
  5. Gender differences in obtaining and maintaining patent rights 
  6. Who Becomes an Inventor in America? The Importance of Exposure to Innovation
  7. Rigorous Policy Pilots: Experimentation in the Administration of Patent Law