Innovator Variety Pilots Convention Recordings and Slides now Accessible


On November 18, 2022, Santa Clara Legislation’s Excessive Tech Legislation Institute convened the primary Innovator Variety Pilots Convention, co-organized by the USPTO and Professors Margo Bagley from Emory Legislation and Colleen Chien of Santa Clara Legislation College.


In attendance have been mental property and variety, fairness, and inclusion pioneers starting from the USA Patent and Trademark Workplace, Harvard College, Emory College of Legislation, Schwegman Lundberg & Woessner, Meta, the Mental Property House owners Affiliation, and extra! Learn extra and see a number of the media protection from the occasion. 


This system was recorded and the movies and accompanying slides might be discovered right here.  


Some highlights:


– USPTO Director Kathi Vidal’s keynote, on the big variety of inclusive initiatives that the PTO has undertaken and plans, from the Ladies’s Entrepreneurship (WE) initiative to the  Council for Inclusive Innovation (CI²)In December, Congress handed the Leahy Unleashing American Innovators Act to create a brand new southeast regional workplace and group outreach places of work, cut back charges for small inventors, and pilot approaches for bolstering inclusive innovation; learn Director Vidal’s weblog submit on this and different inclusive innovation initiatives.  


– Announcement of quite a lot of new initiatives to assist rigorous pilots to assist science coverage on the state and nationwide stage (see: JPAL initiative and the work of the Meta Science Working group:, mentioned throughout The Why and How of Innovator Variety Pilots (video) (slides)


– John Record’s highly effective keynote deal with concerning the classes his life’s work implementing discipline experiments can deliver to understanding the character of range challenges and scaling impactful range practices, drawn from his guide, the Voltage Impact.  Piloting for Scale – the Voltage Impact (video)


– Pilot pitches to the USPTO and others on concepts together with double attribution, a examine of range on the USPTO, adapting the Variety Pledge to the academy,  and a Legislation and Expertise Pipeline Consortium throughout Session 4: Let’s Pilot Collectively! (video)


– The launch of the Variety Pilots Initiative, and dialogue of varied pilots in corporations and different settings testing opt-out/opt-in, inventor id, social community, and different practices for constructing invention capital, consciousness, and participation throughout Session 1: Getting Individuals off the Bench – Inventor Variety Pilots  (video) (slides) and Session 4: Let’s Pilot Collectively! (video) (slides)(slides)


– Dialogue of what regulation corporations and authorized educators have been doing, to extend range within the occupation, and what we all know to this point about what works, and doesn’t. Session 5: Variety within the Occupation and Pipeline , chaired by Caren Ulrich Stacey (USPTO) (video)   


– And the announcement of a convention in Emory Legislation College in Atlanta 2024! Watch this house and we’ll provide you with a warning when registration opens up.


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