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Just 12% of inventors with a U.S. patent are women

Saturday 18:09 GMT

The reasons why women are so woefully under-represented among patent inventors are complicated, but they likely mirror the challenges women face advancing in the workplace and — more specifically — in science, engineering and technology fields.

This dearth of women in patent-heavy fields likely only partially explains the low percentage of women patent inventors. The USPTO report found that women account for a much larger share of the STEM workforce than they do patent inventors.

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