NEWS AND INSIGHTS UPDATE:
Over the course of twenty years (1990 to 2010), women inventors doubled their share of patents granted by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, and 18% of all patents issued to U.S. inventor were issued to women.
The data comes from the Intellectual Property and Women Entrepreneurs study by the National Women’s Business Council, which also reports that in 2012, women received a third of the trademarks issued to individuals. Susan Decker of Businessweek explains:
“Patents granted to women jumped 35 percent in 2010, faster than the overall 27 percent increase. That’s partly a result of a Patent Office effort to cut backlogs that sometimes lasted years. Almost 30 percent of the patents issued to women weren’t assigned to private companies, compared with less than 20 percent of men. That may indicate that more women are starting their own businesses instead of working for larger companies, the study authors said.”
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