Patent Pathways (a 501(c)(3)) is a virtual program that focuses on helping the least represented demographic in patent law, Black women, by aiming to register participants with the patent bar and matching them up with mentors and job offers over the course of just one year. The entire program, including patent bar preparation and exam fees, is free to participants thanks to the generosity of Patent Pathways™ sponsors, partners, mentors, and volunteers.
Harrity’s Elaine Spector and Ayana Marshall hosted a webinar to share more about scaling up the program to include 50+ participants, and opportunities for our patent community as a whole to work alongside each other to make a difference in this one of a kind program.
Other speakers included:
- Cass Dottridge, Cargill
- Maeve Carpenter, IBM
- Phong Dinh, Microsoft
- Shruti Costales, Dell
- Scott Markow, Stanley Black & Decker
- Richard Watkins, Medtronic
- John Harrity, Harrity & Harrity
- Steve Kontos, Harrity & Harrity
- Samantha Sullivan, Harrity & Harrity
- Ryan Thelen, Harrity & Harrity
Webinar topics included a summary of the current demographics of patent law, what Patent Pathways™ is doing to improve diversity in the patent field, the benefits of joining Patent Pathways™, and the many ways you can get involved.
Watch the full webinar here:
Want to get involved? Check out these useful links below!
Want more? Watch Elaine Spector’s Driving Diversity series HERE. Elaine shares tips and sparks conversations to drive diversity in the legal field in this weekly short-video series.