Huge gender gaps in patenting among life scientists
Huge gender gaps in patenting among life scientists.
Research, intellectual property
Male academics register patents at twice the rate of their female colleagues, despite equivalent levels of scientific achievements, a new US study has discovered.
Of a random sample of more than 4 000 life science academics in the United States over three decades, 5.65% of the women sample held patents compared with 13% of the men. In absolute terms, this gender gap translated into male life science academics chalking up 1 236 patents compared with only 92 of their female counterparts.
Read the full article at Biosociety, including link to the the US study