Vorys IP Podcast

Vorys IP Podcast

Now in its second season, the Vorys IP Podcast provides listeners with important insights into on patent and trademark law. Each episode features a conversation with an attorney or patent practitioner ands shed light on a specific aspect of the intellectual property (IP) arena. read less
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Women's History Month Episode with Special Guest Hope Shimabuku
Mar 29 2022
Women's History Month Episode with Special Guest Hope Shimabuku
In the latest edition of the of the Vorys IP podcast, guest host Carey Jordan is joined by the United States Patent and Trademark Office's (USPTO) Texas Regional Director Hope Shimabuku. As regional director, Hope carries out the strategic direction of the Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the USPTO, and is responsible for leading the Texas office. Prior to joining the office, Hope had nearly two decades of experience as an engineer and intellectual property attorney. This special episode is a continuation of Vorys’ efforts to honor women during Women’s History Month. Throughout this episode, Carey and Hope discuss women in innovation and what efforts the USPTO is taking in this regard. According to USPTO statistics, fewer than 20 percent of all U.S. patents today list a woman as an inventor. Links to the reports referenced in this episode can be found below: USPTO Diversity in innovation: Best Practices: https://www.uspto.gov/about-us/events/diversity-innovation-best-practices High Tech Law Institute: Diversity in Innovation Best Practices Guide: https://digitalcommons.law.scu.edu/facpubs/989/ Progress and Potential - A profile of women inventors on U.S. patents: https://sitepilot10.firmseek.com/client/vorys3/www/assets/htmldocuments/Progress%20and%20Potential%20-%20A%20profile%20of%20women%20inventors%20on%20U.S.%20patents.pdf Progress and Potential - A profile of women inventors on U.S. patents (2020 Update: https://sitepilot10.firmseek.com/client/vorys3/www/assets/htmldocuments/Progress%20and%20Potential%20-%20UPDATE.pdf