Please join us for our second presentation in the IBL Center Fall Speaker Series: Innovation Law Scholarship in Action on Oct. 15 from 12:45-1:45 p.m.
Professor of Law
Temple University Beasley School of Law
Associate Dean for Research, James E. Beasley Professor of Law
Interim Dean, Temple University Beasley School of Law
“Gender Inequality in Patent Litigation”
Gender parity exists in specific areas of patent litigation--especially on the federal appellate bench and among government lawyers--but not among the lawyers hired by large corporations, particularly the Federal Circuit’s most frequent litigants, including Apple, Amazon, Google, and Samsung, all of which have been represented by women in less than 15% of their arguments over the past decade. This talk examines the numbers and proposes both small steps that would increase gender balance among the lawyers arguing patent cases and broader structural reforms that would improve diversity across the bar.
This event will be hosted both live in BLB 235 and via Zoom: https://uiowa.zoom.us/j/98941996117
CLE will also be offered (Activity Number TBA).
If you wish to attend in person, please RSVP for a boxed lunch to firstname.lastname@example.org