Patents are a key part of our innovation economy. Patent law shapes the development of the life sciences, technology, and a wide range of innovations in the United States and around the world. That centrality makes it critical that we understand patent law, interrogate its impact, and explore how well the assumptions built into patent law manifest themselves in the real world. We understand that the innovation economy involves a wide range of stakeholders who can be very differently impacted by the contours of patent law.
Analyzing data starting in 2010 and drawing from 26 years of personal experience as a First Chair patent litigator, Engelberg Center Fellow Patricia Martone explores the current state of women at the top of patent litigation.