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Wednesday, February 12, 2020

Gender & IP: Addressing the Gap - Univ of Texas next week

In Austin next week, Feb 21, Univ of Texas is holding its annual IP symposium. This year the topic is a very timely one and near and dear to me: Gender and IP. Speakers include judges and USPTO directors and my panel include Dan Burk (UCI) and Melissa Wasserman (Texas). I will be presenting the same paper I presented last week in Santa Clara's WIPIP, which Eric Goldman masterfully hosted. The paper is called Exit, Voice & Innovation: How Human Capital Policy Impacts Equality (& How Inequality Hurts Growth) based on my Frankel lecture, nearby in Houston last semester. The field of innovation and equality is surprisingly thin and I am happy there is current momentum, supported by a new gender and IP report by the USPTO to address this gap in the literature and in practice.

If you are in Austin, hope to see you.

Posted by Orly Lobel on February 12, 2020 at 12:02 PM | Permalink

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