AWIS Webinar – Stories and Advice from Inside the Patent Process

Feb 25, 2021

by AWIS National

Dr. Tina Dorr, Dr. Sharon Hausdorff, and Emily Kinser discuss:

  • Why only 12% of patents inventors are women, despite the fact that women earn >50% of PhDs
  • The impacts this has on individuals (and organizations)
  • How to increase the diversity of patent inventors
  • The legal requirements for filing a patent and other helpful tips for inventors

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Dr. Tina Dorr, Partner and patent attorney at Cantor Colburn LLP. She completed her doctoral thesis on enzyme catalysis, membrane protein structure, and redox chemistry. She is active in the local and national IP community and is a regular guest lecturer in IP law at the Georgia Institute of Technology.

Dr. Sharon Hausdorff. Vice President and Chief IP Counsel at Teva Pharmaceuticals. Her team handles pre-litigation patent work for Teva, covering generic, branded, biologic and biosimilar products, as well as medical devices. She earned her B.A. in Biochemistry from Barnard College and her Ph.D. in Biochemistry from Brandeis University. She is a registered US patent agent and an Israeli patent attorney.

Emily Kinser, Laboratory Manager of the Inorganics, Ceramics, & Applied Physics Cluster in the 3M Corporate Research Laboratory in St. Paul, Minnesota. Her prior experience includes the IBM Corporate IP Licensing & Development team as a patent engineer. She was selected as an IBM Master Inventor in 2015. To date, Emily has 50 Issued US patents, with a total of 69 filed US patent applications. She earned her B.S. & M.S. in Materials Science and Engineering from Iowa State University, as well as a B.A. in Political Science. She is currently pursuing her PhD in Mechanical Engineering & Materials Science at Yale University, while working full-time, sponsored by IBM.