Track C

C7 Promoting Technology Transfer to Women Inventors

Track: Advocacy and Internal Communications

Target Audience: All Audiences

Nichole R. Mercier, Washington University in Saint Louis

Mindy Bickel, United States Patent and Trademark Office
Beth Kauderer, Columbia Technology Ventures
Karen L. Maples, Myutiq, llc

Does your office sponsor programs that help women inventors better engage in technology transfer? Do you know how gender affects disclosure, patent and startup numbers? This session is open to all audiences who want to learn the impact of gender on licensing activities, understand the barriers for female participation in technology transfer, discover how to overcome those barriers and involve more female inventors in technology transfer. Join the brainstorming on faculty marketing that encourages more female participation in the inventing and commercialization processes. You’ll walk away with insights that help further the dialogue on women inventors.


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