Innovator Diversity Pilot Conference

November 18, 2022

Santa Clara University 


Conference Study Resources

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Studies from the USPTO Office of Chief Economist

*Progress and Potential 2019 Report


*Progress and Potential 2020 Report


*2019  SUCCESS Act Report 



Academic Studies and Resources

*An Empirical Study of Gender and Race in Trademark Prosecution 

94 S. Cal. L. Rev. 6 (2021); by William Michael Schuster, Miriam Marcowitz-Bitton, and Deborah Gerhardt, available at


*Gender Inequality in Patent Litigation, 100 N.C. L. REV. 1683 (2022), by Rachel Rebouche and Paul Gugliuzza, available at


A Proposal for, The Regulatory Review (2019), by Colleen V. Chien and Neel U. Sukhatme, available at


*Try, Try, Try Again? Persistence and the Gender Innovation Gap, by Gauri Subramani, Abhay Aneja, and Oren Reshef, available at 


Policy Experiments to Address Gender Inequality Among Innovators, 57 Hous. L. Rev. 813 (2020), by Amy C. Madl and Lisa Larrimore Ouellette, available at


*Where the Gender Gap Meets Academic Patenting: An Empirical Study, 18(2) The Ohio State Technology Law Journal 239 (2022) by Sharon Bar-Ziv, Orit Fischman-Afori and Miriam Marcowitz-Bitton, available at


*Overqualified and Underrepresented: Gender Inequality in Pharmaceutical Patent Law, 48 BYU L. Rev. (forthcoming 2022), by Sean Tu, Paul Gugliuzza, and Amy Semet, available at


*Redefining Progress and the Case for Diversity in Innovation and Inventing, 2022 working paper, by Colleen V. Chien, available at


*Rigorous Policy Pilots the USPTO Could Try, 104 Iowa L. Rev. Online 1 (2019), by Colleen V. Chien, available at 


Rigorous Policy Pilots, 104 Iowa L. Rev. 2313 (2019) by Colleen V. Chien, available at


Using Rigorous Policy Pilots to Improve Governance Series of 13 Essays in the Regulatory  Review, curated by Colleen V. Chien, available at

Using Rigorous Policy Pilots to Improve Governance


Sex Differences in Attainment of Independent Funding by Career Development Awardees, 151 Annals of Internal Medicine 804 (2009) by Amy R Motomura, Reshma Jagsi, Kent A. Griffith, Soumya Rangarajan, and Peter A. Ubel, available at 


Under-Representation of Women in High-Impact Published Clinical Cancer Research, 115 Cancer 3293 (2009), by Amy R Motomura, Reshma Jagsi, Sudha Amarnath, Aleksandra Jankovic, Nathan Sheets & Peter A. Ubel, available at 


The Color of Creatorship: Intellectual Property, Race, and the Making of Americans, by Anjali Vats (Stanford University Press) (2020)



Fair Use and the Fairer Sex: Gender, Feminism, and Copyright Law, 14 Am. U. J. Gender Soc. Pol’y & L. 551 (2006), by Ann Bartow, available at 


Patent Law, Copyright Law, and the Girl Germs Effect, 90 St. John’s L. Rev. 579 (2016), by Ann Bartow, available at 


Addressing Patent Gender Disparities, 376 Science 706 (2022), by Jordana Goodman, avalible at 


Intellectual Property and Gender: Reflections on Accomplishments and Methodology, 24 Journal of Gender, Social Policy & the Law (2015), by Kara W. Swanson, avalible at 


Protecting American Innovators by Combating the Decline of Patents Granted to Small Entities, 88 St. John’s Law Review 379 (2014), by Keith W. Robinson, available at 


IP Social Justice Theory: Access, Inclusion, and Empowerment, 55 Gonz. L. Rev. 401 (2019-2020), by Lateef Mtima, available at 


Patent Eligibility after Mayo: How Did We Get Here and Where Do We Go?, 22 Fed. Cir. B.J. 521 (2012-2013), by Joshua A. Kresh, available at