Wednesday, April 19 2023   \  Published by IP Kat .

Amendments to UK Patents Court Guide paves way for increased diversity

Amendments to UK Patents Court Guide paves way for increased diversity

This past week, at the 30th Fordham IP Conference's session on Women in Patent Law the AmeriKat presented on the recent amendments to the Patents Court Guide to improve diversity in the Patents Court.

The provisions came about via an initiative of the London Chapter of the ChIPs Network (see previous posts here). The ChIPs Network is an in-house, industry led organization which creates programs and opportunities to advance women in tech, law and policy to propel innovation and inclusion and equity for all. The US arm of ChIPs has already had success with their NexGen Model Order program whereby judges in the Federal Circuit created provisions in their standing orders to ensure that junior lawyers, particularly women, were expected to have a chance to get on their feet earlier and participate in oral advocacy. Read more

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