Houston – The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) will release results from the report: “Where are the women pantentees? Assessing three decades of growth” during an exclusive press event hosted by the Society of Women Engineers (SWE) in Houston, Texas. The new report maps women’s participation as inventors and pantentees between 1990 and 2019.

What:  Press Briefing—The United States Patent and Trademark Office to release report on women inventors: “Where are the women pantentees? Assessing three decades of growth.”

When:  Wednesday, October 19 at 11 a.m.

Where: The press briefing will be held during the Society of Women Engineers Annual Meeting WE22 at the George R. Brown Convention Center, 1001 Avenida de las Americas, Room 330AB

Background:The United States Patent and Trademark Office will release results from the report: “Where are the women pantentees? Assessing three decades of growth.” The report maps women’s participation as inventors and pantentees between 1990 and 2019.

Participants:

  • Kathi Vidal, Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and USPTO Director
  • Dayna Johnson, President, Society of Women Engineers, from GE Power, Chicago
  • Naomi Halas, Faculty Member, Rice University
  • Rebecca Richards-Kortum, Director of Rice 360° Institute for Global Health

Contact:  For more information, visit we22.swe.org, or email cmartin@davidjamesgroup.com. and Mandy Kraft, Deputy Press Secretary Mandy.Kraft@uspto.gov