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ADAPT

A Corporate Patent DEI Collective

Join us at LOT NETWORK Bridge 2022 for the official launch of ADAPT

This year’s LOT Network Bridge event will include a half-day session on diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) led by a consortium of IP leaders from Google, Meta, Microsoft, Disney, Cruise, and Amazon, followed by a full day of networking and education, with a keynote from Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the United States Patent and Trademark Office, Kathi Vidal.

Founding Members

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We are a collective of corporate legal teams and industry groups who came together to address two questions:

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How can we scale individual company DEI programs to impact the entire industry?

How can we make DEI programs more accessible?

 
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Data based on Diversity in Patent Law:American Bar Association,  A Data Analysis of Diversity in the Patent Practice by Technology Background and Region, https://www.americanbar.org/groups/intellectual_property_law/publications/landslide/2020-21/september-october/diversity-patent-law-data-analysis-diversity-patent-practice-technology-background-region/

22%

Registered patent attorneys 

and patent agents are women

6.5%

Registered patent attorneys and patent agents are racially diverse

1.7%

Registered patent attorneys and patent agents are racially diverse women

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The State of DEI within the patent bar

Barriers to entry to joining the patent bar

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Finding the appropriate mentorship to encourage candidates to pursue that path

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Cost and additional time commitment of law school versus getting a decent job with a bachelor of science in computer science or engineering

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Necessity of Science Background

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The ADAPT Mission

Provide resources to launch DEI programs of all sizes  and connect companies with people and non-profits

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Prepare diverse patent professionals for success with the ADAPT Mentorship Program 

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Share knowledge and drive new insights via analytics and machine learning