Patent News

Jul. 22, 2016

Fast Company: Leadership: Dissecting The Patent Gap, by Lydia Dishman

This post originally appeared in Fast Company on July 22, 2016.

Like the wage and leadership gap, the patent gap highlights the lack of resources women have once they’re in the workplace.

Another day, another sobering statistic about the gender gap in the workplace.

Although women have more than quintupled their representation among patent holders since 1977, only 7.7% of more than 520,000 patents were applied for by a female inventor in 2010 (the most recent year gender was tracked by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).