IPWatchdog CON2020 - March 15-18, 2020 - Dallas, TX

The Gender Gap: Addressing STEM Education, Funding & Inventorship

The Gender Gap: Addressing STEM Education, Funding & Inventorship

The number of women inventors has quintupled since the 1970s, yet fewer than 20% of issued U.S. patents have at least one-woman inventor and fewer than 8% list a woman as the primary inventor. Meanwhile, 36.3% of all businesses in the U.S. are women-owned, but only 3% of venture capital funding went to businesses with a woman CEO between 2011 and 2013. The question: What can and should be done to close the gap? What are the short and long-term solutions? This panel will be a roundtable discussion lead by Jessica Landacre, Executive Director of the Intellectual Property Owners Association.