Patent Representation

Women are listed as the primary inventor on fewer than 8 percent of US patents, according to an analysis conducted by the Institute for Women's Policy Research. Overall, the report adds, only 18.8 percent of all patents in 2010 had at least one female inventor listed, though that's up from 3.4 percent in 1977.

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