49312

Registered Patent Practitioners

1085

Racially Diverse Women Patent Practitioners

Harrity & Harrity is excited to launch Patent Pathways, a Diversity & Inclusion Program dedicated to increasing numbers of registered African-American/Black women patent attorneys and agents. The first iteration is set to launch in Summer 2022. Future Patent Pathways will focus on other underrepresented demographics.

The Problem:

The estimated number of registered patent practitioners that are racially diverse women is 1,070 out of a total of 48,628 registered patent practitioners.*

The Goal:

Patent Pathways aims to register 20 African-American/Black women with the patent bar in the first year through this free program. Future Patent Pathways will focus on other underrepresented demographics. All patent bar expenses will be paid for each participant, and classes will occur in evenings to accommodate existing work and study schedules.

PROGRAM DETAILS

PATENT PATHWAYS
BEGINS SUMMER 2022!

Are you a patent professional passionate about increasing diversity in the field? We want you to be a mentor for Patent Pathways!
 
We are currently looking for law firm mentors specializing in the following tech areas: Biology, Chemistry, Clinical Laboratory Science, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, and/or Nutritional Sciences.

WHAT IS PATENT LAW?

Patent law is an aspect of intellectual property law and typically involves analyzing whether an invention qualifies for a patent, obtaining rights for patent protection through the patent application process, and enforcing patent rights against patent infringers.

WHAT CAN I EXPECT FROM THIS PROGRAM?

AM I ELIGIBLE TO PARTICIPATE?

WHAT IS THE TIME COMMITMENT FOR THIS PROGRAM?

All classes will be held virtually and in the evenings, so that you can continue to work and/or study during the day and attend the program afterwards.

HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO PARTICIPATE?

Thanks to the generosity of our program sponsors, Patent Pathways will be 100% free to program participants.

HOW DO I APPLY?

Interested in participating in Patent Pathways? Join the waitlist for our 2022 program.

NOW ACCEPTING PROGRAM PARTNERS

INDIVIDUAL PROGRAM PARTNERS

Adan Ayala | Stanley Black & Decker
Dawn Owens Ross | Ross & Owens Ross Law
Debodhonyaa Sengupta | Dentons
C. Teresa Wong | Qualcomm
Edward Kim | Harrity & Harrity
Eli Mazour | Harrity & Harrity
Justin Powley | Axon Enterprise
Nelson Nolte | Harrity & Harrity
Qudus Olaniran | Avanci
Shankar Krithivasan | Qualcomm
Sylvia Chen | Google

PROGRAM COLLABORATORS

LEARN MORE

If you would like to receive more information about becoming a partner, contribute to this program, or volunteer your time, please contact Elaine Spector, Partner at Harrity & Harrity, at 703.259.1056 or espector@harrityllp.com. You can also support this program by sharing this information with your professional network.

LAW FIRM PARTNERS

CORPORATE PROGRAM PARTNERS

PROGRAM SPONSORS