IBL Center Fall Speaker Series: Gender Inequality in Patent Litigation

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. 

Paul Gugliuzza

Professor of Law

Temple University Beasley School of Law


Rachel Rebouché

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 sara-k-clark@uiowa.edu

Friday, October 15, 2021 12:45pm to 1:45pm
Boyd Law Building
Room 235
130 Byington Road, Iowa City, IA 52246
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Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all University of Iowa–sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in this program, please contact Sara Clark in advance at 3193359082 or sara-k-clark@uiowa.edu.