Women in Licensing Alliance (WILA)
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.
"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!
Thursday, 17 September 2020
Key Takeaways from the Happy Hour & WILA Pilot Mentoring Program
Committee Updates (June 2020)
We met in Yokahama for the first WILA gathering.
- Pamela Cox (LES USA/Canada) [LESI Vice President and Chair of IP Transactions at Marshall, Gerstein & Borun LLP]
Celebrating International Women's Day 2019