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.
We are a collective of corporate legal teams and industry groups who came together to address two questions:
How can we scale individual company DEI programs to impact the entire industry?
How can we make DEI programs more accessible?
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/
Registered patent attorneys
and patent agents are women
Registered patent attorneys and patent agents are racially diverse
Registered patent attorneys and patent agents are racially diverse women
The State of DEI within the patent bar
Barriers to entry to joining the patent bar
Finding the appropriate mentorship to encourage candidates to pursue that path
Cost and additional time commitment of law school versus getting a decent job with a bachelor of science in computer science or engineering
Necessity of Science Background
The ADAPT Mission
Provide resources to launch DEI programs of all sizes and connect companies with people and non-profits
Prepare diverse patent professionals for success with the ADAPT Mentorship Program
Share knowledge and drive new insights via analytics and machine learning