Trade Secrets to Promoting Diversity of Patent Practitioners

24 Vanderbilt J. of Ent. and Technology Law (Forthcoming 2021)

28 Pages Posted: 25 Feb 2021 Last revised: 31 Mar 2021

Date Written: February 23, 2021

Abstract

This article responds to the following question presented by the National Strategy for Expanding American Innovation: “What are ways of promoting diversity in the corps of intellectual property attorneys and agents who represent innovators?” The article recommends increasing the diversity of patent practitioners by (i) expanding the pipeline of students who aspire to become patent practitioners, and (ii) removing systemic barriers these students face at the USPTO.

Keywords: Patent, patent agent, patent practitioner, reciprocal agent, limited recognition, patent lawyer, patent attorney, patent bar, general requirements bulletin

Suggested Citation

Turoski, Christopher, Trade Secrets to Promoting Diversity of Patent Practitioners (February 23, 2021). 24 Vanderbilt J. of Ent. and Technology Law (Forthcoming 2021), Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3791718 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3791718

Christopher Turoski (Contact Author)

University of Minnesota Law School ( email )

United States

HOME PAGE: http://z.umn.edu/chris-turoski

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