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Increasing Diversity in Innovation Virtual Conference: Capturing America’s Lost Inventors

July 26, 8:00 amJuly 29, 5:00 pm PDT


July 26 – 29, every day 8am – 5pm

Findings by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) and leading researchers show that women, people of color and veterans are significantly underrepresented as US patent inventors. All of the data indicates that the US has missed out on millions of inventors, impacting national innovation and economic growth .

On July 26-29, the US Intellectual Property Alliance and UC Berkeley will host a virtual conference bringing together the USPTO, corporate legal teams, innovators, industry associations and key stakeholders across the country to focus on increasing engagement of underrepresented inventors.

Seats are limited so register at https://www.usipalliance.org/increasingdii

UC Berkeley alumni are eligible for $100 off tickets using the code “Increasing-DII-2021-Berkeley-A-50.”

Confirmed partners include:

  • AnitaB.org
  • Institute for Women’s Policy Research (IWPR)
  • Intellectual Property Owners (IPO)
  • National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE)
  • Santa Clara University High Tech Law Institute
  • McDermott Will & Emery

Register now


July 26, 8:00 am PDT
July 29, 5:00 pm PDT
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Shire Hall (Fung Institute for Engineering Leadership)
2451 Ridge Road
Berkeley, CA United States


Fung Institute for Engineering Leadership
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