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Happy Spring, everyone!

We had a great time connecting with many of you at the recent AUTM, USASBE, and VentureWell OPEN convenings. It’s been wonderful to hear how many of you share our passion for supporting students, entrepreneurs, and creators with foundational IP education.

Last week, the 4th iteration of our multi-city IP panel made its way to one of our nation’s most innovative communities: Charlotte, NC. Hosted at Central Piedmont Community College, the evening gave budding entrepreneurs and interested community members an opportunity to engage with a distinguished panel of IP specialists discussing the importance of a well-developed IP strategy when launching or operating a startup. Read more about the eventhere.

This week, our online Udemy course officially surpassed 8,400 enrollments! A warm thanks to each of our partners and users for your continued support.

With gratitude,
Hannah, Mayra & Jelani of the Michelson 20MM Foundation

Hot Topics in IP
Increasing Female and Minority Inventorship
Subcommittees from the House of Representatives and the Senate recently held hearings on increasing female and minority inventorship. A report from the USPTO found that as of 2016, only about 4% of issued patents went to female inventors, and just 21% of patents to mixed-gender teams. In 2017, the Equality of Opportunity Project concluded that the rate of innovation could quadruple if women, minorities, and children from low-income families had greater exposure to innovation. Business, technology, and government leaders are thinking critically about how to build a more inclusive innovation pipeline. Learn more about this hot topic here.

Upcoming Events
Please reach out if you’ll be in attendance at any of these events, we’d love to see you there!

Resources Highlight
Michelson IP has developed a full suite of IP educational programs and resources, including:

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