According to a study conducted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), more women are securing more patents than ever before.
More fun findings from the study:
- “The number of patents with at least one woman inventor increased from 20.7% in 2016 to 21.9% by the end of 2019.”
- “The “Women Inventor Rate” (WIR) – the share of U.S. inventors receiving patents who are women – increased from 12.1% in 2016 to 12.8% in 2019.”
- “The gender gap in the number of women inventors who remain active by patenting again within five years is decreasing. For new inventors in 2014, 46% of women patented again in the next five years versus 52% of men (by 2019). In 1980, the gap was 28% for women versus 38% for men.”
Keep creating, inspiring, and working towards your dreams — and protect those inventions!
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