• 10:00 AM AEST - 11:00 AM AEST
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    Patent inventorship provides an insight into participation in scientific and technological innovation, and according to the WIPO, EPO, USPTO and IP Australia, women, people of colour, and other minorities are underrepresented as inventors. The data implies millions of would-be inventors are missing – a phenomenon referred to as the “lost Einsteins”. And this is a problem; for communities seeking technological advances, for economies pursuing growth, and for individual companies seeking to leverage their entire talent pool. Join us for a conversation with Meta’s Head of Patents, Licensing and Open Source, Jeremiah Chan, as we talk about the work Meta has undertaken to improve DEI in innovation – both internally and industry-wide.

    This event promises exciting insights into Meta’s industry leading patent team, through the lens of an exceptional thought leader, and DEI advocate.

    Key takeaways 

    • Awareness of underrepresentation in innovation, and the benefits of DEI in this area
    • Understanding of Meta’s journey under Jeremiah’s leadership – including their data-driven approach, and which initiatives worked and which could be improved
    • Understanding of industry-wide initiatives launched by Jeremiah and his team, such as The Diversity Pledge, ADAPT legal and the Patent Pipeline Program.
    • What you can do as an IP Professional to improve DEI in your organization, industry and the wider innovation community

    This event is open to all ChIPsters, and has been scheduled to accomodate timezones across the globe.


    DATE: Tuesday, May 28 (PDT) / Wednesday, May 29 (AEST)

    TIME: 5:00 PM PDT / 10:00 AM AEST – 6:00 PM PDT / 11:00 AM AEST

    LOCATION: Zoom

    HOST: Chaired by Kath Rock (ChIPs ANZ Leadership Committee, Community Development and Engagement) and IPTA (Institute of Patent Attorneys of Australia)

    RSVP: Please RSVP through IPTA.

    SPONSOR: ChIPs ANZ Chapter and IPTA

    About the Speaker

    Jeremiah Chan

    Internally, Jeremiah and his team have transformed Meta’s patent program by adopting a rigorous, data-driven culture. Hear about the many DEI initiatives which Meta have piloted – from engaging behavioural scientists to trialling new ideation techniques.
    Paying it forward, Jeremiah and his team are also behind some of the IP industry’s most recognisable DEI initiatives, including tackling DEI among inventors across organisations (The Diversity Pledge), and the patent profession (ADAPT.legal and The Patent Pipeline Program). Speaker: Jeremiah Chan, Director and Associate General Counsel, Head of Patents, Licensing and Open Source at Meta
    Jeremiah and his team are responsible for portfolio strategy, technology transactions, open source, and industry-wide efforts to promote greater diversity, equity and inclusion in innovation and the IP profession. Jeremiah previously led international teams at Google and JDSU, and started his career in private practice at Fish & Neave.
    Jeremiah serves on the Executive Board of the National Council on Patent Practicum (ncpp.org), and the advisory boards for the Institute for Intellectual Property and Social Justice (www.iipsj.org), and the Institute for Inclusion in the Legal Profession (theiilp.com). He previously served on the USPTO’s Patent Public Advisory Committee, and as chairman of the board for the Bay Area Anti-Trafficking Coalition (www.baatc.org).