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Race & Intellectual Property: Web Resources on Race and Patents

impact of racism, lynching, and segregation on Black inventors and entrepreneurs.

Lisa Cook on Racism, Patents, and Black Entrepreneurship
Hispanic Heritage and Inventions USPTO)

Schuster, W. M., Davis, R. E., Schley, K., & Ravenscraft, J., An Empirical Study of Patent Grant Rates as a Function of Race and Gender, 57 American Business Law Journal 281 (2020).

'Take That On': Black Patent Attorneys Say It's Time They Are Recognized Law.com (2020)
Black IP Lawyers Who’ve Made It Look to Grow Ranks Beyond 1.7% Bloomberg (2020)
Black Inventors Historically Denied Rights Under Patent Law Badger (2020)
Black IP Lawyers Reveal Struggles with Systemic Racism Finnegan (2020)

Diversity in Patent Law: A Data Analysis of Diversity in the Patent Practice by Technology Background and Region Landslide (2020)

The Colorblind Patent System and Black Inventors by Shontavia Jackson Johnson
The iconic American inventor is still a white male – and that’s an obstacle to race and gender inclusion The Conversation
America’s always had black inventors – even when the patent system explicitly excluded them  The Conversation

How Violence and Segregation Destroyed African American Innovation: Economist Lisa D. Cook’s research shows that African American patent levels didn’t recover to their per capita 1899 peak until 2010 IEE Spectrum (2020)

For Black Inventors, Road to Owning Patents Paved With Barriers Bloomberg (2020)

This man helped pave the way for black people in an area some were excluded -- patents

The Racist History of Patents and Innovation Slate (2021)

illuminating Black women engineers: unsung champions of innovation Venturewell (2021)

Solutions for Promoting Patent Practitioner Diversity at the USPTO in the Battle Against Systemic Racism ipWatchdog (2021)

Government-Granted Patent Monopolies and Structural Racism CEPR (2020)

Black IP lawyers reveal struggles with systemic racism Managing IP (2020)

Patent Racism  NPR (2020) (podcast)

The Black innovators who elevated the United States: Reassessing the Golden Age of Invention Brookings (2020)

 
 
 
 
LOST EINSTEINS: LACK OF DIVERSITY IN PATENT INVENTORSHIP AND THE IMPACT ON AMERICA'S INNOVATION ECONOMY, HEARING before the SUBCOMMITTEE ON COURTS, INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY, AND THE INTERNET of the COMMMITTEE ON THE JUDICIARY HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES (MARCH 27, 2019)
 
 

 

 

 

 

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