Female inventors and gender imbalance in patent applications

Where are the female inventors? Despite the recent fashion for children’s books designed to redress the representation of historical female inventors, according to the Intellectual Property Office, women make up just 7 per cent of UK patent holders.

Ruth Wright and others discuss the possible reasons so few women are named as inventors on UK patent applications in the latest issue of Raconteur in The Times.

Raconteur & The Times

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