There is no doubt that innovation from any gender is essential to advance the production and mainstreaming of new products and technologies. With technology moving quickly (for example, the advancements of self-driving cars and artificial intelligence), obtaining a patent and commercializing the patented technology is more important than ever. However, available statistics show that women remain underrepresented in this arena. Until we see females obtaining equal or near equal numbers of patents as their male counterparts, there is still a considerable gap to close.
The complete article appeared in the July/August 2018 issue of Intellectual Property Magazine. (login required)