2023 Nies Lecture in Intellectual Property

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2023 Nies Lecture in Intellectual Property
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Please join us … 2023 Nies Lecture in Intellectual Property

Innovator Ecosystem Diversity as a Global Competitiveness Imperative

Presented by Margo A. Bagley, Asa Griggs Candler Professor and Associate Dean for Research at Emory University School of Law

Thursday, April 20, 2023 | 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. | Eckstein Hall | 1 CLE

The event is complimentary, but registration is required. 

The United States once dominated global innovation indicators as measured by patent filings. For more than a decade, China has strategized to dominate this metric. Its government pays filing fees for patent applicants and provides incentives to induce large numbers of citizens to invent and patent. Chinese entities now file and receive more patents than entities in any other country. The United States, too, should have an “all hands on deck” approach to patenting and innovation. Yet many would-be American inventors are unable to either participate in or benefit effectively from the patent system. Consider that women—representing more than half the workforce and 27 percent of STEM workers—comprise only 13 percent of inventors on patents. This talk will explore efforts to increase U.S. competitiveness by removing obstacles to inventing and patenting activity for women and underrepresented minorities and to facilitate contributions by more Americans to the innovation ecosystem

Margo A. Bagley is Associate Dean for Research and Asa Griggs Candler Professor of Law at Emory University. Her previous appointments include service for a decade at the University of Virginia School of Law and, this past fall, as the Hieken Visiting Professor in Patent Law at Harvard Law School. In addition to time as a practitioner, Professor Bagley has extensive experience with government and nongovernment organizations in the United States and internationally. She received her law degree from Emory and her bachelor of science in chemical engineering from the University of Wisconsin–Madison.

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This annual lecture remembers the Honorable Helen Wilson Nies, who served as a judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit from 1982 until 1996 (chief judge 1990 –1994).

Margo A. Bagley Asa Griggs Candler Professor and Associate Dean for Research at Emory University School of Law

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