The Gender Patenting Gap

Jessica Milli, Ph.D., Barbara Gault, Ph.D., Emma Williams-Baron, Meika Berlan

July 21, 2016
  • ID: IWPR #C441

The Institute for Women’s Policy Research reviewed and analyzed published data and literature on women and patenting, finding that women hold an extremely small share of patents, and that at the current rate of progress, gender equity is more than 75 years away. This briefing paper presents a snapshot of the data and related recommendations.