Women in Licensing AllianceWomen in Licensing Alliance (WILA)

Mission

Advance the growth of women in leadership through education, mentoring and networking opportunities.

WILA will serve as a gathering point for education on the international efforts advancing the skills and leadership of women, and offer international networking and mentorship opportunities. LESI is well positioned to bring women and men together from around the world to share experiences in professional advancement and cultivate a culture of inclusion and support for the advancement of women in licensing.


Upcoming Webinar

"Bridging the IP Gender Gap
- making IP more accessible to women inventors, practitioners and deal makers"

Wednesday, 10 March 2021
8:00am - 9:00am (CST) / 3:00pm - 4:00pm (CET)

Studies have found that only about ~18% of registered patent practitioners at the USPTO are women.  This number is similar to those in other countries around the world, such as Japan. There are ongoing efforts in many countries, including the US, focused on enabling diversity and increasing access to underrepresented populations within industry, in government and among innovators and inventors accessing IP systems.  

During this webinar, LESI's WILA Committee will be joined by Mary Hannon of Marshall, Gerstein & Borun LLP to discuss her recent publication featured in the Indiana University Maurer School of Law's IP Theory, "The Patent Bar Gender Gap: Expanding the Eligibility Requirements to Foster Inclusion and Innovation in the U.S. Patent System."  

We will also look at data on diversity and gender from other countries in comparison. Join WILA on March 10 and add your voice into this conversation!

All interested LES members are welcome!

Register here!


Prior Webinar

Thursday, 17 September 2020
WILA Save the Date 

 Key Takeaways from the Happy Hour & WILA Pilot Mentoring Program


Committee Updates (June 2020)

Regional Ambassadors

Inaugural Event

We met in Yokahama for the first WILA gathering.
WILA Launched


Committee Leadership

Chair:

  • Pamela Cox (LES USA/Canada) [LESI Vice President and Chair of IP Transactions at Marshall, Gerstein & Borun LLP]

Vice-Chair:

Interested in joining this committee?  Fill out our Committee Application Form

PLC WILA photo

LES Philippines
Celebrating International Women's Day 2019
Celebrating #InternationalWomensDay2019 by taking the #BalanceForBetter challenge with @IPOPHL Director General Josephine Santiago
Celebrating #InternationalWomensDay2019 by taking the #BalanceForBetter challenge with @IPOPHL Director General Josephine Santiago

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