WIPR Influential Women in IP 2019
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6 WIPO interview: A long wait for balance
Women’s participation in PCT applications has improved, but gender balance may
not be achieved until 2080. Francis Gurry from WIPO shares his views.
10 STEM focus: Bridging the gender gap
WIPR investigates the reasons behind the STEM sector’s failure to attract and retain
women, and what needs to be done.
16 Company focus: Nokia technologies
Nokia’s chief legal officer, Maria Varsellona, discusses her efforts to ensure the
company’s women are well represented and have the same opportunities as men.
18 STEM focus: Looking upstream for equality
Despite greater female participation in science and engineering occupations, the
share of patents with at least one female inventor is only 21%.
20 Achieving excellence: WIPR’s Influential Women in IP
WIPR celebrates the achievements of the most prominent female lawyers in the
26 IP office interview: Super women
Josephine Santiago, director general of the Intellectual Property Office of the
Philippines, talks about how Miss Universe sparked an interest in waning traditions.
30 WIPR’s Influential Women in IP
Women in the boardroom
WIPR undertook a global survey of law firm staffers and partners, asking about
diversity and inclusion, and what more the legal profession can do.
34 Diversity matters
40 A balancing act?
42 Survival of the fittest
44 What more needs to be done?
46 WIPR’s Influential Women in IP
50 IP office interview: Getting the message across
An unwillingness to invest in IP is one of the biggest challenges facing Saint Lucia’s
IP registry, but registrar Peronia Browne is determined to tackle it.
WIPR meets 20 women who are destined for great things.