Diversity in Innovation Best Practices Guide, Version 1.0

35 Pages Posted: 24 Sep 2021

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Laura Norris

Santa Clara University - School of Law

Mary Fuller

Santa Clara University School of Law

Joy Peacock

Santa Clara University School of Law

Sydney Yazzolino

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Date Written: September 21, 2021

Abstract

Santa Clara University’s High Tech Law Institute (HTLI), in collaboration with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), presents its Diversity in Innovation Best Practices Manual. The manual contains “insanely practical” tips for increasing the diversity of inventors within a wide variety of innovative industries nationwide. Our research team collected an extensive list of over 90 best-practice suggestions through 6 roundtable sessions held in cooperation with the USPTO, followed by a survey designed to collect information similar to what was discussed in the roundtables. It consolidates the collective wisdom of 73 Intellectual Property professionals and attorneys from the United States’ leading companies.

Keywords: diversity, innovation, invention, patents, intellectual property, in house counsel, ip management

JEL Classification: O34, K22, K4, O31, K20

Suggested Citation

Norris, Laura and Fuller, Mary and Peacock, Joy and Yazzolino, Sydney, Diversity in Innovation Best Practices Guide, Version 1.0 (September 21, 2021). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3929085 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3929085

Laura Norris (Contact Author)

Santa Clara University - School of Law ( email )

500 El Camino Real
Santa Clara, CA 95053
United States

Mary Fuller

Santa Clara University School of Law ( email )

500 El Camino Real
Santa Clara, CA 95053
United States

Joy Peacock

Santa Clara University School of Law ( email )

500 El Camino Real
Santa Clara, CA 95053
United States

Sydney Yazzolino

affiliation not provided to SSRN

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