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Pushing for a diverse future in intellectual property

  • Diversity in law
  • Patent & IP
September 27, 2022


September 27, 2022

The gender and racial gap in patent law continues to be especially stark; according to the American Bar Association, in the patent field men outnumber women nearly five to one and just 6% of USPTO registrants are racially diverse.

Join Burford’s conversation with leaders from Kramer Day and Stris & Maher as we discuss practical solutions and tools to advance gender and racial parity in a highly technical area of the law.

Attendees will learn:

  • Factors that have contributed to the diversity gap in IP
  • The role of companies and law firms in pushing for change
  • The value of economic incentives like The Equity Project in making the business case for progress


  • Elizabeth Brannen, Managing Partner, Stris & Maher
  • Robert F. Kramer, Partner, Kramer Day
  • Katharine Wolanyk, Managing Partner, Burford Capital

This course is approved for 1.0 general credits in Illinois and is pending approval in California. A certificate of attendance will be shared shortly after the event.

Register to watch the webcast:

Date/Time: September 27 at 11am CDT/12pm EDT/5pm BST