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April 26, 2019
Mary Kies - First Woman with Patent
As women have expanded their footprint in the business world and in the sciences, their patent application numbers have also increased. However, it's critically important to note that women have been applying for and receiving patents since the turn of the 19th century. The first woman to file an American patent was milliner Mary Kies. Her patent for improved hat construction that combined straw with silk was awarded on May 5, 1809.
April 08, 2019
How Technology is Helping Empower Women Coders
There’s absolutely no doubt that the world today is quickly approaching what we like to call the ‘Technological Revolution’. This is mostly because of the many technological innovations that we get to see every year. However, the one issue that still remains is the tech gender gap that has left the majority of women without any tech or coding skill. The lack of women coders is alarming. According to statistics, women take up only 28% of all computer degrees. It gets even worse at the employment level. As it turns out, only 25% of most programming jobs are taken up by women. This is not only a limiting factor to both women in coding and those in other fields, but also to the entire world which may never get to reach its full potential.
April 04, 2019
How Custom Corporate Patent Displays can be used to Showcase Innovation and Corporate Identity
The business of earning new patents is a great reason to celebrate throughout your entire organization! Today's engineering departments and research laboratories are setting the stage to expand American manufacturing, and we are excited to help you display your success.