The State of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion in Intellectual Property

May 25, 2022 8:30am

Anu Sawkar
Special Counsel for Intellectual Property
Federal Trade Commission

Krista Kostiew
Assistant General Counsel, Patents
Unilever

Kim Jessum
Chief IP Counsel
Heraeus

Oona Johnstone, Ph.D.
Shareholder and Executive Committee Member
Wolf Greenfield

Nicole Galli
Founder & Managing Member
ND Galli Law LLC

How are organizations tapping into DEI initiatives that will truly make an impact?

  • Implementing DEI Initiatives that make an impact:
    • Increasing diversity, equity, and inclusion in IP roles through impactful initiatives – what’s working and what’s not?
    • Understanding how DEI initiatives complement Women’s Initiatives in the IP community
  • The impact of DEI on innovation:
    • Exploring ways that powerful diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives are driving innovation and how lack of DEI initiatives are hindering it
  • Addressing barriers to DEI:
    • Identifying primary barriers to impactful DEI initiatives
      • How can we address and navigate those barriers?
  • Examining the state of DEI according to the numbers:
    • Examining the state of DEI according to the numbers.
      • What are statistics showing us?
      • What trajectory are we on in the legal industry and more specifically in Intellectual Property?