By Ellie Mertens

Inventorship outside the US is not much better, according to a 2017 WIPO report, 30.5% of international patent applications include at least one women inventor. It says that global gender parity in inventorship remains “a distant prospect”. The Institute for Women’s Policy Research (IWPR) predicts that true parity in inventorship won’t be achieved until 2092 at the earliest, based on current trends.

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