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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,


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

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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

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